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Kieron pollard: mumbai indians batsmen lacked application 418 views
Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper, Kieron Pollard regretted the fact that the team batting made them descend as the defending champions crashed out of the previous round of T20 (CLT20) 2014 Champions League after suffering a loss of 6 portillo at the hands of Northern Knights.
Mumbai batting failed once more as the franchise's high profile could manage only 132 for nine of the "do-or-die ' final qualifier." Except for Captain Pollard, who scored 31 from 24 balls, none of the top order batsmen is represented enough firepower against a Knights disciplined bowling attack, which used the slow pitch with good results. It was young Shreyas Gopal, who broke 24 from 12 balls, which had my past of 130 racing brand.
"Yes, it is disappointing (crashing out of the tournament). In two games, we had the opportunity to publish good totals, but we lost regular windows. I can not really put a hand on it. But, we don't apply it on ourselves. the experienced guys not intensify, "said Pollard, after Mumbai failed not to qualify for the group stage of the CLT20 2014.
While the North had won their first two games, Pollard admired them not to leave the guard. "They could have relaxed but they did not, that is their professionalism. What happens in CLT20 is that most foreign teams want to beat the Mumbai Indians and bring their game"to"to the fore", Pollard said.
"Northern Knights fielded well." They came out with a fight. Missing on our team. We not cast it off, but we have to accept it. Some teams win, others lose. Unfortunately, we are on the side of the losers", the Mumbai Captain added.
North Knights captain, Daniel Flynn praised his new players at bowling ball Tim Southee and Trent Boult for doing an excellent job while he also appreciates the efforts of Kane Williamson and Anton Devcich, which provides a good start in the Chase.
Williamson scored a fine 53 and participated in a hole 83-run stand with Devcich (39). The Knights lost their grounds, since they neared the goal, but he managed to get past the line without much damage, winning with 6 windows in hand and 2.4 overs to spare.
"Outstanding performance with the ball, with Tim and Trent set the tone, and the openers set up the persecution. The main picture should be fantastic. The children have really enjoyed atmosphere", said Flynn.
Flynn is hoping that his team can extend its shape to the group stage of the tournament and overcome some of the first equipment draw. "These guys have enjoyed the atmosphere here. It is very different from playing at home. I hope it leaves scalps more and more people come and support us."
Scott Styris was the player of the match for his excellent spell of 3.21 and veteran cricket player said that he was happy that his team could reach the main round. "It was a good performance from the boys. I think we did well. We have been trying to get into this tournament for 4-5 years. We now have very good young players. Kane Williamson is a quality player, and the two quicks (Boult and Southee) are world class "."