Hyderabad: Sep 20, 2014

Expressing happiness over playing in a major tournament like Champions League Twenty 20 in India, Lahore Lions captain Mohammad Hafeez said that his team is determined to play well and get support of the crowd.

“It is great to come to India. People are crazy about cricket. When you play well, they support you. We will continue to provide entertainment to the crowd and get more support from them,” he told reporters here ahead of Lions clash with IPL defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) tomorrow.

Hafeez said his teammates were keen to put their best foot forward when they would take on a formidable KKR. “All the teams participating in the tournament are champions. We, as a team, have got good talent. We believe that if we play well we can beat any team,” he said.

Explaining that his team comes to the tournament as regional side in which about 7-8 players do not have international exposure, Hafeez said, “Senior members are supporting them to see that they performed well. Lahore Lions bowler Aizaz Cheema and others have done well in the previous matches of the tournament by getting early breakthroughs and the team hope to continue its good form in the main draw of the event as well.”

The Lions have won two of the three matches they played in the qualifiers and Hafeez feels the Lions would continue to impress in the main round also. “I think the most deserving teams have qualified and we are very much having the momentum. We have confidence and talent. The team has shown that in the qualifiers. We are looking forward to this round,” he concluded.

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