Another close game for us, this time against Deccan Chargers but just short of where we would have liked to be. Hayden, Raina, Dhoni and Oram did well to take us to 165, a tough score, but perhaps 20 runs less than ideal. Though our bowling has improved considerably, we need to get more accurate, take more wickets.
Tomorrow, we come up against Rajasthan Royals and this is a good time to play them as we are more or less in the same boat at this stage of the competition. They have not been as consistent as they were last year when they were deserved champions. This time round, their form has fluctuated, whereas we have been playing good, consistent cricket despite the results not going our way. It is, however, still early in the tournament, so teams still have the chance of turning things round.
Shane Warne is a good leader who has the ability to instil confidence in his team. Their win over the DareDevils, who had won their opening three matches, will just boost that self-belief.Read More »from It is the spinners who have been doing well