India should repeat Hyderabad show: Sourav
Sourav Ganguly said the toss would be vital in the final against Australia, but expressed confidence that his side could put it across the world champions if they repeated the form displayed at Hyderabad.india Updated: Nov 16, 2003 22:09 IST
Indian skipper Sourav Gangulysaid the toss would be vital in the November 18 tri-series final here against Australia, but expressed confidence that his side could put it across the world champions if they repeated the form displayed at Hyderabad on Saturday.
"If we can repeat our performance against the New Zealanders, then we stand a good chance," Ganguly told newspersons here.
India put up a brilliant display to humble the Kiwis by 145 runs to enter the final of the tournament.
"However, like any other one day match, our success will depend on how well we play on November 18," Ganguly said on the sidelines of a function.
Asked to comment on the Eden Gardens track, the Indian skipper said it would help both the batsmen and bowlers, as it had done over the years. "It will be a regular Eden strip."
Earlier in the day, Ganguly visited the venue and had a look in at the pitch. He also held discussions with the ground staff.
But he admitted that the toss would play a crucial role in determining the course of the match.
Records show that of the eight day-night one day international games at the Eden, six have been won by teams batting first.
First Published: Nov 16, 2003 22:01 IST