"I've really enjoyed my time in Chennai and my time with MS. I have been there now for three years. I have learnt quite a bit from him as a captain. He is a very good and an inspirational leader and he has had huge success for India. His record speaks for itself,” he said.
     
"My style of captaincy is completely different to his," Du Plessis said when asked if he has learnt some tricks of the trade from Dhoni.
     
Du Plessis termed India the "favourites" while calling his team "underdogs".
     
"We felt a couple of times before that this was our time. India are still regarded as one of the favourites and we have played pretty much through the whole tournament as underdogs.”
     
"We have been playing very well as a team and we have had different guys performing in every single game, so we are not relying on someone. It's important to play the key moments well. It is a high pressure game and if you make the right decisions on the day you will be on top," he said.
     
Du Plessis admitted that India would have an advantage going into the match having played all their matches at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium here.
      
"It's a huge thing. The wicket at Dhaka is completely different to Chittagong. We have played all our games there (Chittagong) and India have played all their games here.
     
"From a conditions point of view, they are much more used to them than we are and we have put in some really hard practice to speak on really abrasive surfaces making sure that we almost over-practised against the ball that is turning too much," he observed.

 (Agencies)

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