India will face hosts Bangladesh in the tournament opener and Shastri feels every game from here on is 'important' for his side in the run up to the ICC World Twenty20, starting next month. Read more news on Asia Cup
"Winning is a habit so when you are playing good cricket it is important to keep that habit going. Focus on your strengths, focus on your work ethics and make sure that you are not complacent, neither are you overconfident," Shastri told reporters here yesterday.
India are currently on a roll in Twenty20 cricket having routed Australia 3-0 and then registering a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Sri Lanka at home.
"We don't want to always come from behind, sometimes we want to start well also. So, hopefully we will be looking to do that in this tournament. Like I said every game now is important before the World Cup. The momentum is good so it is important that we keep that momentum going," he said.
There are reports that Bangladesh is preparing a green top here to outwit the opposition batsmen but Shastri said the Indian team is not at all bothered about pitches and just want to concentrate on its own game.
The last time India visited Bangladesh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men had a forgettable outing as slumped to their first-ever ODI series loss (1-2) against the hosts.
Asked Shastri about the last tour, he said, "It happened 8 months back and I have already forgotten that. Thereafter we played a lot of cricket. Ask me whatever has happened in the last 2 weeks. My memory is not that good,” he added.
India will face hosts Bangladesh in the tournament opener and Shastri feels every game from here on is 'important' for his side in the run up to the ICC World Twenty20, starting next month.
Read more news on Asia Cup