Dhoni believes Gayle will be the biggest threat when the two teams square-off at the Kennington Oval.
London: Indian skipper MS Dhoni on Monday said that his team has always seen West Indian opener Chris Gayle as an impact player, who can take the game away from them or any team single handedly.
"The Gayle factor will always be there. He is one of those individuals who has a big impact on the game. It's always good to get him out early. Our fast bowlers will have a fair chance in that they'll have two new balls to get him out. If you don't get Gayle out, he will most likely take you out of the game," Dhoni said at the eve of the match.
When asked about the conditions in Kennington Oval, Dhoni said, "It has a bit of a grass covering, and it had a bit of bounce in the last game, but since it's a used wicket it may be that the spinners could get a bit more turn compared to the last game."
"A bit of basic planning is important, but when you are on the field every individual reacts in a different manner, hence the one who adapts faster, is the winner," Dhoni added.