Trinidad up for challenge in CLT20 main round

Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 22:30 [IST]
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Trinidad up for challenge in CLT20

Hyderabad, Sep 20: Having secured their place in the main round of this year's Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament with two wins out of two games in the qualifiers, Trinidad and Tobago captain Darren Ganga is now eyeing to surprise a few big teams in the main event.

Trinidad today defeated England's Leicestershire by 51 runs at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium here to register their second win in the CLT20 qualifiers and book their place in the main event.

Trinidad had yesterday outclassed Sri Lanka's Ruhunu Eleven by five wickets in their first match of CLT20 qualifying event.

"As captain, I think you are always pleased with a victory like this. It is a convincing victory. From the very first ball, we laid a good foundation for this victory," Ganga said after the match.

"So far, I am pleased with the result. We came here to qualify and we did so. It is about moving forward from here.

"It is going to be a challenge for us to do well in the main round. Teams like Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and New South Wales are reputed sides and it will be a good chance for us to do well against those oppositions. The guys are relishing the opportunity. Hopefully, we can play good cricket," he added.

Ganga credited the convincing wins in their first two games to team effort.

"It is really heartening to see the batting coming together. Yesterday, Sherwin Ganga and Bravo brought us the victory and today, Lendl Simmons and Adrian Barath set up things for us.

"The bowlers are also collectively doing the job for us.

I don't want to single out any player because in this team everyone understand their role," he said.


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