Elliott raring to go against India despite lack of match practice

March 3rd, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI  

Wellington, Mar 3 (ANI): New Zealand batsman Grant Elliott is not worried over his lack of match practice before one-day series against India.

One of the stars of the Chappell-Hadlee series, Elliott, has not batted since the Twenty20 defeat to Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on February 15.

Five games were at his disposal, but he was made to rest, did not bat and suffered a washout with Wellington and then was 12th man for New Zealands two Twenty20 matches against India, Stuff.co.nz reported.

Im not worried by that. It was all Twenty20 cricket and you can lose a bit of shape playing that, so Im ready to go, he said after stroking the ball sweetly during practice at nets.

Elliott produced high quality knocks of against Australia of 61 not out in Melbourne and 115 in Sydney.

The century in Sydney was the first scored in a one-dayer by a New Zealand batsman at the SCG.

Elliott believes his improvement in the past couple of months is partly because of all the support at his disposal.

Youve got video footage, coaches and even players like Kyle saying little things. Guys are continually helping each other. Its awesome to be in this environment and also pretty relaxing. In the last two Twenty20 games there has been such calmness in the changing room, he said. (ANI)

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