Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan lauded Bangladesh‘s effort of making it to the final of the Asia Cup – for the second consecutive time – and hinted India won’t be taking them lightly.

“Bangladesh team is very balanced and they know their strengths,” said Dhawan ahead of the final on Friday, adding, “They know their strengths and play accordingly. For the past few years they have improved their game and have became a quality side. They are playing good cricket – be it batting, bowling or feilding. And when you have all these departments covered, the results will come naturally.

“Bangladesh have been very consistent. Even now, there are in the final, back home (in Bangladesh) it is tough to beat this team. They have proved it overtime. The have experienced players in the side and know how to play under pressure pressure. They don’t have the pressure of playing against the big teams, it is a good thing for them,” he added.