Trinidad and Tobago captain Ganga lauds their spinners

Updated: 27 September 2011 01:32 IST

Trinidad and Tobago captain Daren Ganga on Monday credited his spinners for setting up team's five-wicket victory over debutants Ruhunu in the opening game of the qualifying round of Champions League here.

Trinidad and Tobago captain Daren Ganga on Monday credited his spinners for setting up team's five-wicket victory over debutants Ruhunu in the opening game of the qualifying round of Champions League here.

Ganga said the win will boost his side's confidence as they prepare to take on Leicestershire in their next game scheduled for Tuesday.

"We have got some experienced slow bowlers. They have done tricks for us time and time again. We just thought that spinners did the trick today," Ganga told reporters at the post-match press conference.

"We need to take care at top of the order and how we approach things to change the momentum of the game. The win has helped our confidence to grow further," he added.

Noting that the team relies heavily on the spinners, he said he would decide on the composition depending on the track.

"We play to our strengths. We rely on their (spinners) experience heavily. If conditions change, if we got a track that has got lot of grass and looks very hard, we got the quality of players and we make the necessary decisions," he said.

Ganga was all praise for Darren Bravo and Sherwin Ganga, whose unfinished sixth wicket partnership of 53 in just 26 balls helped the team win the game.

"Bravo knew what exactly his role was and Sherwin also played well," he said.

Meanwhile, Ruhunu's TM Sampath said the team expected to get around 150 to 160 runs but failed to do so.

"We have to score at least 150-160. We missed some fielding that is the turning point for the game. We are not giving up the tournament. We are looking forward to the next match. We still have a chance to qualify," he said.

Topics : Cricket Ravi Rampaul Champions League Twenty20, 2011 Trinidad and Tobago
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