Dhoni looking forward to interesting series


India T20 captain, MS Dhoni, is looking forward to what he anticipates will be an interesting series against the reigning T20 world champions, the West Indies.

The series will be played in the United States, and Dhoni has warned that despite a 2-0 series win in the Tests, the West Indies are a different prospect in T20Is.

Dhoni said during a press conference ahead of the opening game at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, Florida: “West Indies are extraordinary when it comes to the shortest format of the game,

"They are a balanced side with enough power-hitters and all-rounders. They are the current World T20 champions. It will be an interesting series."

The skipper was impressed with the facilities in the US, with India set to play their first ever internationals in the country.

Dhoni continued: “As far as facilities are concerned, it is as good as what you will get anywhere in the world. The stadium is not that big but has a perfect ground when it comes to the playing area,

“It is a new venture when it comes to cricket in the US. Looking at everything feels like perfect staging ground. Few of the other nations have played cricket here before and not to forget some of the T20 leagues that have happened.

"Personally, I feel this is a big market because of the subcontinent population not only Indians, but also Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan people. I feel it is a good start.”

Dhoni believes India will garner more support than the West Indies, with large expat community in the US.