Tuesday, September 27, 2011

S Badrinath: We will keep Cape Cobras in check

Posted by Admin On 11:10 AM

Chennai Super Kings batsman, S Badrinath, believes they have the aptitude to make a comeback after going down to Mumbai in their NCL T20 opener. Chennai Super Kings lost their first game after eight successive wins at home on Saturday night when they lost to a depleted Mumbai Indians by three wickets in the Nokia Champions League T20 opener.
However, Badrinath believes the side has been in this kind of a situation before and has the wherewithal to hit back. They lost to Mumbai after being in a winning position and having conquered the game for 35 of the 40 over.
We have been in these circumstances before and we have got ourselves out of it, so it's not amazing that's new to us. I think we just have to play good cricket. It's important to bowl well in the last leg.
If we can confine them in the Power play over, it would be tough for them to get away, considering the quality of our attack,opined Badrinath at a media communication in Chennai on Monday as he looks ahead to the game against Cape Cobras on Wednesday.
Well, that is the nature of the game, especially in T20. We have obviously got over the defeat. It is actually a different feeling to lose at home because we haven't lost for quite a while. These things are bound to happen, but we know we are a winner side, he added.
Looking back at the Saturday night game, Badrinath thought the bowlers erred a bit in keeping it short and allow the rival batsmen to have a go, like Lasith Malinga did during his match-winnings innings.
Actually, we haven't discussed anything as yet. It is just that I think we maybe bowled a fraction too short which gave them some leverage, but we haven't really got back to the drawing board as yet.
I think the total we got in the last match was a pretty good one. Anywhere close to 160 and any team would back themselves to defend that,he said. On the nature of the Chepauk wicket that has come in for a lot of concentration due its slow and at times, two-paced surface, Badrinath admitted that the pitch has changed a bit since the square was re-laid.
To be honest, the wickets are a bit dissimilar from what they were because the whole square has been re-laid. I think it has become a touch slower,he observed. On his own role that moved him up and down the batting order, Badrinath said he had no qualms in batting in any position as per the team's requirements.
That has actually been my role since I started playing for Chennai. I have often switch roles and had deliberations with Coach Stephen Fleming on this.It is a tough role, occasionally you have to be prepared to play the new ball in the Power play and also in the slog over. That's the challenge I always look forward to as a player and try and do the best I can in every game,he said.


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