Cricket – Triangular Series: Dhoni determined to avoid complacency

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India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni insists his side will not suffer from complacency when they open their Triangular Series campaign up against the West Indies.

The match will be the first time Dhoni’s men have played since lifting the ICC Champions Trophy in a rain-affected final against England last Sunday at Edgbaston and it is sure to be an intriguing tournament, with Sri Lanka also taking part.

Their two opponents got the competition off to an entertaining start at Sabina Park on Friday, with Chris Gayle smashing 109 to help the Windies to a six-wicket win in Kingston.

The Jamaican capital will once again play host on Sunday, as India open their campaign against the home nation in what is sure to be an intriguing tie between two teams who are both enjoying some decent form.

Dhoni’s side will go into the match with somewhat of a psychological advantage, having beaten Dwayne Bravo’s men by eight wickets in the Champions Trophy and things look like they are only going to get better for the team from the sub-continent, with them currently only having two players over 30 in their ODI squad.

However, despite his team’s success, the skipper is keen to ensure his youngsters don’t grow complacent and hopes the expectations of the passionate Indian cricketing public will help his team continue to push for success.

“What is very important for us is not to look too far ahead,” he said. “The demands (of the fans) remain the same. The expectation when it comes to the Indian cricket team has always been the same.”

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