We still have a chance to qualify for semifinals: Vettori

Daniel Vettori said they knew they had to get a big total to help our net run rate and were fortunate to get 200 AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Bengaluru: Oct 4, 2011

Royal Challengers batsman Chris Gayle looked his usual self hammering the Somerset bowlers to all sides of the park to ensure a massive for his team on Monday, but captain Daniel Vettori said overdependence on the Caribbean batsman is not a matter of concern for the Bangalore team.

“There is no concern. Not when he’s scoring runs. We have a batting line-up that complements Gayle and his big hitting ability. We also have players who can bat around him,” Vettori said.

Though RCB managed to register a much needed comprehensive win, the IPL team still have concerns in the field with misfielding and dropped catches, but Vettori was quick to point out that it has improved a lot.

“It was an improved performance tonight, apart from the two dropped catches. That’s the part of the game that we’ll look to improve on; we have a long way to go. It took us time in the IPL as well, to get to the best of our fielding ability and unfortunately it has plagued us here too,” the left-arm spinner said.

The New Zealand captain was pleased with the team performance and said that they still have a chance to make it to the semifinals of the CLT20.

“We knew we had to get a big total to help our net run rate. We were fortunate to get 200 and bat around Chris to get those runs. Also, the bowlers did a superb job. We wanted to win the game by 30 runs our bowlers ensured we cruised home with a 51-run win. It will help our run rate immensely. Now we can go into the last game knowing if we win, we have a chance of qualifying for the semis,” Vettori concluded.