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Gayle’s arrival will add to our strength

We start afresh after a much-needed break of a few days, having played three back-to-back matches at the start of the tournament. This time it's an away game against the Rajasthan Royals at Ahmedabad, says Sourav Ganguly.

cricket Updated: Mar 20, 2010 00:01 IST

We start afresh after a much-needed break of a few days, having played three back-to-back matches at the start of the tournament. This time it's an away game against the Rajasthan Royals at Ahmedabad. Generally, the pitch at Motera promises a run-feast and it should be no different this time also.

Rajasthan have lost all three matches and will be without Graeme Smith and Dimitri Mascarenhas, both having gone home due to injury. But that shouldn't be a matter of interest for us. We have to look at our game and need to sort things out to get back to winning ways.

Chris Gayle, the West Indies skipper, has joined the team and will definitely add to our strength.

He is one player, who in any format of the game is a captain's delight and opposition's worry. He has been in good form and we wish he carries it into this tournament.

Apart from his tremendous batting prowess, Gayle's bowling is also a plus. It will add to our already existing variety.

Any team in this tournament will target full points from home games and every away win will add as bonus. A loss at home means one has to try and make up by winning away.

That is what makes our game against Rajasthan Royals more crucial.

A win in Ahmedabad will calm a lot of nerves and set the record straight.