We will be aggressive: Uthappa

Updated: 22 October 2007 18:16 IST

Robin Uthappa says relentless aggression would be the mantra for the Indian cricket team in the T20 International against Australia in Mumbai on Saturday.

We will be aggressive: Uthappa
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Mumbai:

Relentless aggression, seen during the Twenty20 World Cup last month, would be the mantra for the Indian cricket team in the T20 International against Australia in Mumbai on Saturday, said middle order batsman Robin Uthappa.

"All our young batsmen have been aggressive since our Under-19 days. The younger guys play cricket aggressively. We all believe in being very positive," said Uthappa ahead of the one-off T20 International, the maiden one on India soil, under lights at the Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium.

"Our confidence is pretty high after victory in the Twenty20 World Cup. A 20-over game can change in a matter of five balls," said the Bangalore youngster whose batting in the just concluded ODI series has been praised by Australian captain Ricky Ponting and former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar.

"Obviously as compared to the fifty over game we need to play more lofted shots in Twenty 20 matches," said Uthappa.

"The key is to go out there and enjoy playing without fear of committing mistakes," he said.

"I am prepared to bat in any position that the team management wants me to," Uthappa said referring to Gavaskar's suggestion that he should be promoted up in the batting order.

Uthappa sounded pretty happy to be praised by World Cup winning captain Ponting after saying at the beginning of the ODI series that the Indian team would meet "fire with fire".

Topics : Cricket India Australia
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