Redbacks can beat the best in the CLT20: Berry

Darren Berry (c) insists that the research methods that also proved pivotal in Rajasthan Royals’ triumph in 2008 IPL will benefit the Redbacks Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Hyderabad: Sep 17, 2011

Redbacks coach Darren Berry feels that the Australian T20 team can topple the world’s best in the Champions League, starting on Friday in India.

“We are going there with the expectation we will win it. If you go there saying you’ll be OK then that is all you will be,” Berry said.

“We were only 15 runs short of the grand final in last year’s Champions League.

“People laughed when I said we could win the Big Bash but we did OK.”

South Australian team has lost Aiden Blizzard and Kieron Pollard to Mumbai Indians but Berry believes other players will step-up to the task.

“Taity is the trump card with the pace, while Daniel Christian’s played for Deccan in the India Premier League and his variety with bat and ball covers Pollard,” Berry said.

“We are the best T20 team in Australia and don’t forget Dan Harris is state T20 player of the year.

“We enter this competition having won 14 of our last 18 games across the Champions League and Big Bash.”

Berry insists that the research methods that also proved pivotal in Rajasthan Royals’ triumph at the inaugural 2008 IPL will further benefit the Redbacks.

“It can be as simple research as knowing when Zaheer Khan is most likely to bowl a full toss,” said Berry.

“I pride myself on providing research as a coach.”