Dhoni in all praise for Bumrah and Pandya, says Hardik is a great package

m s dhoniMirpur: Hailing the top order batsmen for doing most of the job in India’s winning cause consistently in the last many games, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya had been the find outs of the Asia Cup T20 tournament, which India won for the sixth time, here on Sunday.

Dhoni said, “Thanks to the top-order batsmen, they have done the bulk of the job. The lower order batsmen just go and do what is needed after that. It's looking very good side now. We are on track for the World T20.”

“With Jasprit, the beauty is that he can bowl Yorkers. If you don’t have the Yorker, you have to try a lot of other deliveries. His slightly different action also helps him a bit. Meanwhile, Hardik can bowl a few overs for us, so if he can give us four in T20s ... with his batting and fielding he is a great package,” said Dhoni, adding that looking at this team it was tough to give Yuvi the no.4 slot.

“But he has adjusted well. All 13-14 players in the team are match-winners and that is the beauty of the side. Everyone is taking responsibility to finishing the game,” said the Indian skipper.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza said that he was upset as his team falter at the last hurdle. “But congratulations to the boys for making it this far. They played really well, we have exciting batsmen and bowlers, hopefully this team will carry on from here. We have a lot of confidence. We have to qualify for the WT20 first, we have a flight early in the morning,” he said.