The main round of the ICC T20 main round begins from today with India –Pakistan face off in the opener. Former opening batsman and captain of Team India Sunil Gavaskar has backed team India to go the distance in the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, saying that the return of skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni would boost Team India's chances.
Dhoni had skipped the recent Asia Cup due to injury and Gavaskar said Dhoni's return could change the fortunes of his side, as they take on arch-rivals Pakistan in the campaign opener at Mirpur tomorrow.
"Dhoni's return will change India. Yuvraj and Raina are also back. It's a plus-plus for India after Asia Cup," Gavaskar said.
Indian selectors also included Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina in the World Twenty20 squad. Both have shown signs of good form in the two warm-up matches India played in Bangladesh.
Gavaskar also said that India should bank on experience against Pakistan and suggested the inclusion of leg-spinner Amit Mishra in the playing eleven.
"Three spinners and two new-ball bowlers is a good Indian combination versus Pakistan." Gavaskar said.