MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni addressed the media ahead of the start of the ICC World T20 2016 in Kolkata, Tuesday.IANS

India were finding it difficult to deal with the recurring problem of leaking way too many runs in the death overs while bowling.

However, with the inclusion of Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra and even Hardik Pandya, those problems seem to be slowly melting away, making India captain MS Dhoni a happy man.

Ever since India's tour of Australia, Bumrah, Nehra and Pandya have done exceedingly well with the ball for Team India. Especially Bumrah, who has been quite impressive with the older ball.

His unorthodox bowling action makes him a unique bowler, but what makes him dangerous is his ability to bowl those yorkers, and that too with accuracy, at the death.

"It's a relief to have specific death bowlers. What I am definitely feel happy about is, if we are fielding, right from the first over I know who is bowling at the death for me. That's a big relief. Looking at the team 99 percent of the time I know who is bowling [at the] death," Dhoni was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo.

"Maybe in the last few years, after seeing how everybody is bowling, close to 15th or 16th over mark I had to decide who I will use in the slog overs according to who is bowling well, what the conditions are.

"But now the whole bowling department is doing well, the job becomes much more easy. Definitely I don't have to put a lot of effort in to thinking who is the best bowler for the death."

Bumrah has also delivered for his captain in the Powerplay overs, where he has helped to curb the flow of runs. Bumrah has picked up 15 wickets in the last three series, at an outstanding economy rate of 6.15 runs per over.

Nehra and Pandya have also impressed with their wicket-taking abilities. Nehra has added 13 scalps to his name and Pandya has picked up 10 wickets. 

Mohammed Shami is another bowler who can bowl those yorkers at the death overs. Shami is likely to be fit for the start of the the ICC World T20 2016 main stage. But the question remains, will Dhoni be able to squeeze Shami into the playing XI?

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