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'Familiar conditions will help our bowlers' - Dhoni

MS Dhoni suggests that familiar playing conditions in Bangladesh and IPL experience will help his bowlers succeed at the upcoming World T20

March 14, 2014

Posted by Nampally on (March 15, 2014, 13:20 GMT)

All Teams have a couple of powerful hitters like Maxwell(OZ), Anderson(NZ), Pollard & Gayle(WI), KP(England), AB DeVelliers(SA), Afridi(Pak). But India has the top 5 who can hit powerfully. This is where India has the advantage. Most of these players have played in IPL & hence are familiar with the format & how to get it done. It is going to be the Bowling + Fielding & catches in the deep which will determine the team capability. Conditions & approach may be familiar but execution of the task ahead needs to come off perfectly on the match day to succeed! So it boils down who has the heart, grit & temperament to get it done by rising to the occasion. T20 is a very chancy match & some fielders like Pollard can bring off magnificient catches to win the match. So it is not a slam-Dunk affair. Mr. Dhoni, you got to execute the job ahead. Your team may be great but it has to prove it by "walking the Talk" on each match day. T20 needs (Leadership+ Team work + Luck + Guts) to Win!

Posted by   on (March 15, 2014, 13:11 GMT)

if India makes to semis then world cup is ours...........

Posted by   on (March 15, 2014, 6:16 GMT)

Familiar conditions agreed, but same applies for Pak/SL/BD and nowadays, playing in subcontinent is not a major advantage for the local teams. All the other teams are used to playing in these conditions and they have the required skills to survive in these pitches, thanks to tournaments like IPL/CLT. Most of these players can be found playing some tournament either in India/Srilanka/UAE/BD during best part of the year. We need to remember that Windies won the last edition in Sri Lanka and teams like India/Pakistan/Enghland have won this tournament in alien conditions. Hence, playing in Bangladesh is not such a big factor as history has also proved this theory that local team has never won this tournament.

Posted by   on (March 15, 2014, 1:15 GMT)

He is not 100% fit. I think india can qualify for final.

Posted by on (March 14, 2014, 19:26 GMT)

Thats How Great Leaders Talk.....if u(india) also started to produce some great bowlers then u r the Great Kingdom of this Game....:)

Posted by   on (March 14, 2014, 19:16 GMT)

Is dhoni well?? i had a feeling he is suffering from cold.. the guy looks completely drained off as though he has had no rest the last few weeks. and as i wrote in the other comment about hectic international schedules due to IPL taking up 2-3 months (forgot 1 month of Champions league T20) this is soo dhoni like.. just seems to keep finding excuses. lets see how much IPL experience and "Familar Conditions" can save team india. personally i think we wont win more than 2 games realistically speaking because Austraila and West Indies are PRIME contenders of the T20 Cup lets see what happens

Posted by   on (March 14, 2014, 18:30 GMT)

video - 7/10 audio 0/10 .. very gud !!!

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