Indian team is not under any pressure: Dhoni

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Bangalore, Sep 28 (UNI) Refusing to bite the Aussie bait Team India Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said that the team was absolutely under no pressure and was confident to continue with the Twenty-20 World Cup winning streak.

Speaking to media persons on the eve of the first tie of the 7-match series against Australia to be held at M Chinnaswamy Stadium here tomorrow afternoon, he however said it will be important for the team to 'switch off' from the T20 mode and adapt to the 50-50 over format straight away.

Australian captain Ricky Ponting and his deputy Adam Gilchrist had said yesterday that Indian team, after returning home as World T20 Champions will be under pressure to perform in front of the home crowd as expectations will be high.

"We are fully ready. this is a very important series for us," he said.

Dhoni said though the team had been successful in T20, tomorrow's game was a different ball game. "We have to quickly switch over to the one-day mode and players are ready for this. The return of the Sachin, Ganguly and Dravid will be of immense help at this point," he said.

Dhoni said the wicket in the Bangalore stadium looked good with fair amount of grass on it. However, dew factor in the second half might prove difficult for the fielding side, he felt.

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