Champions League T20 Playing Perth Scorchers first is an advantage for us to says Neil McKenzie
Ahmedabad : Lions cricketer Neil McKenzie said Sunday that scorching Perth play first on the side of the sub -continent will be an advantage for holding in South Africa Champions League Twenty20 in progress.
” The only positive thing that plays the scorching (Perth ) first because they are not a side subcontinent. They will also be happy to adapt to conditions. This will be even for both teams,” McKenzie which will performs its functions in the midst of order, said mediapersons here .
Regarding scorching Perth, he said: “They have a young team with some older players so they are still a quality team . “.
Asked how much difference is the absence of Chris Morris doing , he said: “It’s a bit of a loss for us Chris is a great player for us over the years, obviously , it is of an all- round and then with some chips . . useful insights with great success down the order. “
“He has a contract with IPL Chennai Super Kings , which is great for him. It is a feather in his hat they want to keep . This is a bit of a loss for us . But we have a great team that gives everyone the opportunity to achieve . “
We try to go above the runner-up performance in their final year , he said . . ” We’ll take one game at a time given the quality of sides on offer, each of them can win, I think any side gets used to the conditions as quickly as possible will benefit the most. “
Asked about the land on offer here , he said : “From what we saw last night and qualifications , the field seems to offer bounce, seam and swing movement It will be difficult for the batsmen . “.
When asked about the innovations that the game has seen since the advent of T20, he said . . . “I do not think the bat will become larger they are already quite high a few years ago , the Doosra emerged Then came the pass successfully , then the trick. Perhaps, another innovation this time …. ” On the prospects of a series India -South Africa shortened, he said: ” When two sides clash quality , there should be as many cricket fans want , that’s what you pay money for more cricket you get between the two sides of the quality .. the better. “
Michael Beer of scorchers said that although their share has been depleted by injuries to some of their key players, the current team was train together since the winter .
“We train together for the winter. A lot of guys came and we know they can be replaced. “
Scorchers missing injured Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh and Patrick Cummins, while Mike Hussey will be found for CSK in the Champions League . Services Alfonso Thomas will also be unavailable for the Australian team to the West because of his commitments with English county side Somerset.
Having the former test opener Justin Langer as coach , beer said, ” to have someone like him is very good. It has a lot of experience and is very good with young people. “
When asked about their chances in the tournament , left Marcus North said a lot will be determined by conditions Thurs
” The locations are the first challenge here . We must adapt to the conditions. Our preparations have been very good . Conditions are similar to what we had ( in Darwin ) . The training facility here in Ahmedabad is excellent and it gave a lot of exposure to conditions.