Hyderabad: Ready to take on Cape Cobras in Thursday's Champions League Twenty20 semifinal, Trinidad and Toabago captain Daren Ganga has made it clear that they are considering every match in the US$ six million event as the final.
T&T, who beagan their campaign in the 12-team tournament as underdogs, have so far come up with brilliant all-round performance to thrash every rival en route to the last-four stage. "It's a very upbeat mood. All the guys are looking forward to the semifinal game. We talked about this prior to getting to India. We were virtual underdog," Ganga said here on the eve of the match.
"We came here setting ourselves to play six finals. We have played four finals so far and looking to the fifth. Hopefully we can go on to achieve all our goals and play the sixth one," he added.
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Ganga also happy about the progress of his side in the Champions League. "Expectations were not high having arrived in India as a virtual unknown. The manner in which we have played has won a few hearts in terms of the type of cricket we have played and the success we have had as a team," Ganga said.
"I think, expectations are lot more now being in the semifinal. We know it's knock-out. But we have been thinking like that from the start and so are not going to put ourselves under any added pressure," Ganga said.