29th September, 2011

Ganga defends Rampaul decision


T&T captain Darren Ganga defended his decision to use Ravi Rampaul in the Super Over in their NCL T20 clash against NSW Blues in Chennai.

Rampaul, who gave away 16 runs in the 20th over that allowed NSW to level the scores, conceded another 18 in the Super Over, which the T&T failed to overhaul.

"Ravi is the most experienced bowler, he's been our best bowler so far in this tournament, the most in-form. Every time he's bowled at the death for us, he's done the job for us.

We've trained and drilled ourselves in a certain way, to finish off the innings in a certain manner. If we give Ravi 15 or 16 runs to defend, he'll do that on any given day," Ganga said after the defeat.

Rampaul persisted with bowling around the wicket despite going for runs in the 20th over, but his captain defended the move.

"We've tried it time and time again, to bowl around the wicket to most of the batsmen, angling the ball across, the field positions... more often than not we get out of jail.(But) Ravi was a little bit tired, probably having bowled two overs back to back and then with that intensity coming back to bowl the Super Over.

"In hindsight you can say a lot of things, but he's our most experienced bowler," he said.


Source: espnstar.com
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