IPL 2012: Deccan Chargers not too worried about playoffs, says Dan Harris

Dan Harris says that Deccan Chargers are trying to play good cricket AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Bangalore: May 7, 2012

Deccan Chargers (DC) opener Dan Harris said that his team is not too concerned about making it to the playoffs and concentrate on playing good cricket.

Talking about what motivates Deccan Chargers to keep going inspite of a string of losses, the Australian said, “I don t think it s difficult to motivate us because we want to play our best cricket.”

“We know if we play our best cricket, we will climb up the table. We are not thinking about the playoffs now; we just want to go there and play our best cricket and put a good show. And hopefully, we can do this against KXIP on Tuesday,” Harris was quoted as saying in the official website of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

After scoring a fine 47 off 41 balls, the Deccan Chargers opener was pretty happy with his form.

“I have been sitting out in a few games, and it s good to get some runs. It was good to get a partnership with Shikhar [Dhawan], who has been playing really well.”

“We could have got to a better score but Murali [Muttiah Muralitharan] bowled a couple of good overs and slowed us down. I think 200 would have been really difficult to chase.”

“We could have got to a better score but Murali [Muttiah Muralitharan] bowled a couple of good overs and slowed us down. I think 200 would have been really difficult to chase,” Harris added.

A doctor by qualification, Dan Harris confesses that cricket is his first love.

“We ve got a really good system in Australia that you play club cricket and you get picked from the club cricket to play for South Australia. For six years in the university, I was playing club cricket and doing okay in an odd state game.

“During my intern year, I had a bit more time to devote to my cricket. And in the last four years, I have played some good state cricket.”

“It s a great experience to play in the CLT20 last year and now the IPL. I am having a great time playing cricket and when I am not playing cricket I will get back to medicine,” he said.

Talking about his IPL experience with the Deccan Chargers, Dan Harris said, “I would have liked to win a few more games; it is disappointing that we are sitting last on the table. We all are working hard and trying to turn things around.”

“The guys have been really good and the coaching staff has been really supportive and urging us to play better cricket. It s a fantastic experience and one I will never forget,” Harris concluded.