Cardiff: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni rated Sri Lanka as ‘a dangerous team’ ahead of their ICC Champions Trophy semifinal on Wednesday, saying they were not just focusing on 'a Mahela Jayawardene or a Kumar Sangakkara'.

Unbeaten India take on Lankans in CT semis
Wednesday's semifinal will be the fifth meeting between India and Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom. Except for the shock defeat in the 1979 World Cup, India have easily won the remaining four. But Dhoni is taking nothing for granted.
"Sri Lanka are a dangerous squad. We just can't focus on a Mahela (Jayawardene) or a (Kumar) Sangakkara. We have to think of the entire team," Dhoni told reporters after a training session.
Dhoni said there was no pressure on the Indian team to win the championship.
"It's the Indian media that creates all this hype (after the recent BCCI controversies back home) and then asks me questions. As far as we are concerned, we have to play good cricket, we are working hard and just proving ourselves," the skipper added.
The Indian captain has been quite selective in dealing with the press during the Champions Trophy.
Except mandatory ICC briefings, the Indian Cricket Board's (BCCI) media policies have made Dhoni hard to get.
Rain could play spoilsport during the second semifinal at the Sophia Cardens and if the match is washed out, India will go through to the final in Birmingham on June 23 for having topped their group.
Equal on points, but due to an inferior run-rate, the Lankans finished at the second spot behind England in group A.


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