India, after their impressive win against South Africa, will want to continue the winning momentum against the dangerous and unpredictable West Indies in their ICC Champions Trophy 2013 match.
Both sides won their first matches and a win for India against the West Indies will pretty much guarantee them a place in the semifinals.
Dhoni will not want to make too many changes to his side, even if possible overcast conditions at The Oval might suggest playing four seamers would be a good idea.
"You'll have to wait when it comes to the combination because you may say, okay, overcast conditions, let's play with four seamers, but talking about the stats, four seamers, the only stats we have got is we lose the game and the captain gets banned, so these are the two things that come out of four fast bowlers," the India skipper said.
"It's the same wicket that was used in the last game. It has a bit of a grass covering, and it had a bit of bounce in the last game, so fast bowlers will get a bit of bounce, but since it's a used wicket it may be that the spinners get a bit more turn compared to the last game."
The two teams know each other really well with a lot of the West Indians thriving in the IPL recently and West Indies coach Otis Gibson believes his side can take advantage of the inside information the likes of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo can offer.
"We have so many - everybody has got video of each other now," Gibson said. "We watch so much footage of each other, but we also have a lot of our players mixing with the Indian players in the IPL.
"Our players, Dwayne, Chris, Pollard especially, Sunil Narine has been starring in the IPL, so hopefully they've got a lot of information to share when we get back this evening. We'll have a really good discussion about the Indian players and stuff like that, and those guys will form part of the main part of that discussion."
While India are packed with dangerous batsmen, Dhoni being one of the prime batsmen, West Indies have arguably the most destructive player in the modern game today in Gayle, and the India captain acknowledged his side would have to get the left-hander out quickly to keep a hold on things.
"The Gayle factor, it will always be there," he said. "He is one of those individuals that have a big impact on the game. It's always good to get them out early. Our fast bowlers will have a fair chance in that they'll have two new balls to get him out. Overcast condition may be a bit of help from the wicket.
"Yeah, it will be an interesting game because what's important is to realize if you don't get batsmen like Chris Gayle out, most likely he'll take you out of the game."