We will look to clinch the series tomorrow: Dhoni

Bangalore, Nov 22 (UNI) Team India captain MS Dhoni today said his team would go in full force to win tomorrow's match against England and clinch the seven-match ODI series.

India, already leading the series 3-0, goes into tomorrow's day-night match to be played here at M Chinnaswamy stadium with full confidence.

''We take one game at a time and execute it according to our plan. We are always focused on the match that we play next and do not bother much about the previous or coming series. We will not relent because we are 3-0 up but go in full force tomorrow,'' he said.

The Indian captain was worried about the weather with the city experiencing intermittent drizzle throughout the day in the wake of a trough of low forming in the Bay adjoining Tamil Nadu coast.

''The out-field is somewhat damp at present. Hope sun will shine brightly tomorrow and the match starts on time,'' he said.

He indicated that the players who could not figure in the playing XI in this ODI series might do in the last three games.

''It is in our mind to play players who have not got a chance to play in this series. But our first priority is to win tomorrow. It will be good for the players who have not played to come to the middle and feel things,'' he added.

But Dhoni refused to reveal the playing XI and said it would be announced tomorrow afternoon.

Dhoni, however, revealed that he wanted Sachin Tendulkar, who returned to the team after a brief rest, to open the innings with Sehwag.

''I prefer Sachin to open the innings with Sehwag. There is a bright prospect of using this pair at the top tomorrow,'' he said.

He agreed that slow wickets, seen during the series, had been tough on the fast bowlers as after sixth or the seventh over of the innings they got nothing out of the wicket.

However, he was happy that spinners had filled in and bowled very well in the series so far.

''Harbhajan has been very good, so are the others like Yuvraj, Sehwag and Yusuf Pathan. Our main idea is to create pressure on the rival batsmen and we have succeeded in doing it so far,'' he concluded.


Story first published: Saturday, November 22, 2008, 19:34 [IST]
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