'If it's swinging, look to play out those first three overs,' Hayden advised the Indian skipper.
Dhoni's tactical genius has played a big part in CSK reaching their 10th IPL final.
The former Australian opener said that such tracks are not suitable for playing the longest format of the game.
Imran Khan's side beat England by 22 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in that 50-overs tournament to claim their first World Cup trophy in a landmark moment for Pakistan cricket.
The 25 runs Babar scored at the Adelaide Oval came after just 14 over his four previous matches at the tournament and former Australia opener Hayden thought an even bigger innings was on the cards on Wednesday.
Hayden, 50, worked with the Babar Azam-led team as batting consultant when it reached the semifinals of last year's T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
"The scenes in the dressing room, it didn't shock me when you do play with your heart, just how a heart gets broken," said Australian great Hayden, who was hired as the batting consultant by the PCB for the duration of the T20 World Cup.
They replace Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis.
Hayden, who scored 8,625 runs in 103 Tests, also had a piece of advice for the England batters, who have struggled against the likes of R Ashwin and Axar Patel.
Earlier, Suresh Raina had picked Hayden's swashbuckling knock of 93 off just 43 deliveries using the unique bat in a 2010 game against Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) as one of his favourite memories from the IPL.