Trinidad & Tobago will bounce back against New South Wales, says Ramdin

Trinidad & Tobago came close to stunning Mumbai Indians in Bangalore on Monday AFP

Chennai: Sep 27, 2011

Far from being disappointed after their narrow one-wicket loss against Mumbai Indians, Trinidad and Tobago would look to register their first win in the Champions League Twenty20 with an improved show in their second match tomorrow, batsman Denesh Ramdin said.

T&T came close to stunning Mumbai in Bangalore on Monday and Ramdin said his team would draw confidence that they stretched their fancied opponents to their limits before losing by one wicket in the last ball of the innings.

“We are disappointed (at the defeat against Mumbai). But as I said, we fought well and stretched Mumbai. They have a strong batting order with Kieron Pollard and Andrew Symonds.

But our bowlers bowled well under lot of pressure,” he said about yesterday’s defeat at the hands of Mumbai.

Ramdin said his side would look to post a competitive total in case they bat first in their second match of the tournament against New South Wales.

“We would hope to shoot them out for about 130 or 140 runs and then chase it down. If we bat first, we would also look to maintain momentum and try to post a competitive total,” he said.

T&T were shot out for 98 in their last match and Ramdin admitted that his side would have to produce an improved show in their batting department.

“We misread the pitch in Bangalore and it was bad that we didn’t score runs. (Lendl) Simmons’ run out was unfortunate and consequently we kept losing wickets. We fought, but couldn’t pull off victory,” he said.

“(Against NSW) it’s a different attack, different surface, different game as well, so hope the boys pick themselves up (and post a win),” he added.

He said the Chepauk wicket here looks a bit slow and “should probably aid our slow bowlers.” (PTI)