March 10, 2011 4:04:20 pm
Canada captain Ashish Bagai on Thursday said a good outing against Kenya and Pakistan coupled with New Zealand’s recent run of poor form,gives his side a confidence of putting up a good show against the Black Caps in their group A match of the World Cup here on Sunday.
Stressing upon the Kiwis recent run of poor form Bagai said,”Besides New Zealand’s poor form,our performances against Kenya and Pakistan gives us belief. Overall,we are confident going into the match.
“We had a good run against Pakistan. We did extremely well to restrict them to 184 before going down by 46 runs. But we hope that this will energise us for the next three matches.
“We knew that Afridi was in form. Target wasn’t high and 3.5 runs an over was extremely gettable. We knew that once Afridi gets wickets he gets on top. But we just have to go on,” he said during a press conference to announce Base Batteries’ sponsorship deal with the Canadian cricket team.
Canada,however did well to register only their second win in World Cups by defeating Kenya by five wickets in their previous matches at Delhi’s Ferozshah Kotla.
Delhi-born wicketkeeper-batsman said the team will finalise its strategies after assessing the conditions at the Wankhede stadium that will stage its first international match after undergoing renovation.
“Haven’t really thought about that (strategy). Just came to Mumbai yesterday. We will have to assess the condition,” he said.
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