MS Dhoni feels India have a good chance of delivering a memorable performance in the upcoming Asia Cup 2016 as well as the ICC World T20 2016.
For the first time ever, the Asia Cup will be contested between the eight teams in the Twenty20 format, and Dhoni's men, who have registered T20I series wins against Australia and Sri Lanka with the start of the new calendar year 2016, are upbeat ahead of the big limited-overs tournaments.
Dhoni, the Indian skipper for limited-overs cricket, has said the Twenty20 format of the game is enjoyed by every player in the side as there is an immense opportunity for them to be "expressive" on the field.
"It's one format where you can be expressive," Dhoni said in a BCCI video on Wednesday. "But at the same time, there is less pressure to some extent on the players. They can go out there, be expressive on the field, play a few deliveries, then go for the big shots."
Expressing his views on the Asia Cup 2016 and the ICC World T20 2016, Dhoni said the Men in Blue have not been very bad in in the 20-over format of the game, and continuing the momentum is the key.
The wicketkeeper-batsman also suggested that the pitch conditions are a deciding factor in a game, but having said that, the Indian team have always gone out and tried to play the best possible cricket in the Twenty20 format.
"I don't think we have lacked as such, often the conditions also plays a factor," the 34-year-old said. "There have been quite a few T20 tournaments where we have done well. We have also reached the finals but we couldn't win it.
"It's all part and parcel of the game, but I feel it's not like we are not playing good cricket. Apart from maybe one T20 World Cup, where we didn't perform too well, we have been quite decent when it comes to the T20 format."
While the Asia Cup 2016 is scheduled to start on Feb. 24 in Bangladesh, the ICC World T20 kicks off in India on March 8, two days after the end of the Asia Cup.