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Thatscricket - News - Indians not inconsistent, claims Wright

Published: Monday, July 16, 2001, 3:35 [IST]
 
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Chennai: Coach John Wright on Monday refuted doubts about the consistency level of Indian cricketers in recent times, on the eve of the team's departure to Colombo for the tri-series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand to be followed by three Test series against Sri Lanka.Asked how he felt about the consistency level that had been 'suffering', at a joint press conference here with captain Saurav Ganguly, prior to the departure of the team at 12:30 hours (IST), Wright said, ''Since November when I took over, India has won three Test matches. We have also won 10 One-day International matches out of the 15 we had played.''Pointing out that some players go through bad patches, he said, ''That is natural. In Zimbabwe, we had a bad hour in the second Test match. In the final One-dayer, our front liners gave away too many runs.''Asked if he thought that there was too much of cricket which could be affecting the performance of some players, Wright said, ''I really can't comment on it. The tight itinerary ahead for India has not yet been finalised. I am sure the BCCI is mindful of the situation.'' Asked how it felt to be, being with the Indian team against his own country New Zealand, Wright, who was the former Kiwi captain and opening batsman, said ''It doesn't feel any different at this stage.'' UNI

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