India will bounce back in WT20: Rajput

Updated: 11 May 2010 17:32 IST

All is not yet lost for India in the ongoing ICC World Twenty20, former India cricketer Lalchand Rajput on Monday said.

Mumbai:

The two back-to-back defeats against Australia and the West Indies in the Super Eights stage notwithstanding, all is not yet lost for India in the ongoing ICC World Twenty20, former India cricketer Lalchand Rajput on Monday said.

"All is not lost yet for India. We are capable of staging a comeback. History has shown that we have always done well whenever it matters most," Rajput told reporters here.

"I think it will all come up to the net run-rate. Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope that other teams help us in getting through to the last four stage," he added.

Rajput, who was the coach of the national team which had won the inaugural World T20 in South Africa, said batting has let India down in the tournament.

"In T20, we are not getting good starts. The team is missing Virender Sehwag. He makes look bowling easy. Even the fielding has to be taken into account. Team has not performed upto expectations," he said.

Rajput felt it was wrong to blame skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the team's poor performance as cricket is a team game.

Topics : Cricket
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