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IPL 2013: David Hussey still hopeful of qualifying for playoffs

IPL 2013: David Hussey still hopeful of qualifying for play offs

David Hussey feels Kings XI Punjab can win five out of their remaining six matches to qualify for the play offs © PTI

Chennai: May 2, 2013

Kings XI Punjab skipper David Hussey is still upbeat about his side’s chances of making it to the playsoff, saying they can win next five of the remaining six matches.

Punjab valiantly chased against Chennai Super Kings but fell short by 15 runs.

“It is disappointing to come to press conference when you again lose a match like this in a run chase. Looking at it, I must say that our batting will go from strength to strength.

It is a young team and six more matches to come and we can win five out of six,” Hussey said.

“I think nine wins in the league will help you to go through the semis. I think our team is young enough and enthusiastic and we can do achieve.”

The Australian also defended the young Indian players, who have not much contribution this season.

“Last year we had Mandeep singh as the young player of the tournament. I am sure he would like to score more runs as well. Our bowlers too have been contributing to the team and its success. Nitni last year was sensational. Manpreet Singh has not bowled as well he could though a bit disappointing any very, one ball tonight. All the indians are contributing.”

Asked how what he thinks went wrong for them despite dismissing dangerous Mahendra Singh Dhoni early, Hussey said pointed out death overs bowling.

“I thought our death bowling was poor tonight. CSK bowled the death overs well by executing their yorkers and slow balls. Something we have to work on. The difference between a good team and great team are there I believe. I am pretty happy that Dhoni missed out today and my brother missed there too, the two good players in the competition,” he said.

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