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CSK face no additional pressure, says Fleming

Published: Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 0:00 [IST]
 
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CSK face no additional pressure; Fleming

Chennai, Sept 27: Despite their hopes of advancing to the semifinals hanging in balance after the loss to Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings' coach Stephen Fleming said his team will not face any extra pressure when they take on Cape Cobras in a Champions League T20 here tomorrow.

Fleming admitted that the defending champions, in any case, put themselves under pressure so that they can bring out the competitive spirit in themselves.

"We are always under pressure. We were under pressure in the first game. Nothing has changed. I don't know how many wins we need (to go through to the semifinals), whether it is two with a better run rate or it's three, we are always under pressure," said Fleming at a media conference on the eve of their match against the Cobras.

"We put ourselves under pressure as well because we want to win, especially at home. And we want to keep winning competitions, so we don't look to have easy games and there are no easy games. There have been some incredible, sensational results in the last two or three games, so that's where the competition is going to go," he added.

Fleming said that the team management has not yet pressed the panic button and would decide on the final playing XI only after watching the first match between New South Wales and Trinidad here tomorrow.

"We haven't gone back to the drawing board just because we have had one loss where one player hit 15 or 20. Up to that point, we had won about 95 per cent of the game. So we are not going to rush and change," the New Zealander said.

PTI

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