Mumbai ODI: India will play for consolatory win, Oz for winning streak

November 14th, 2007 - 2:22 am ICT by admin  
Both teams on Tuesday practised at the stadium with a confident Australian team making it clear that they would try to continue their winning streak after their winning momentum got a brief pause at Chandigarh ODI.

“If we make any changes there might only be a change, we feel that we have built some really good momentum in this series,” quoted Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, who spoke to a foreign news agency.

“With the way that we rested players during the Australian summer last season, with the World Cup in mind, we think it had a little bit of a negative impact on a few and we are very conscious of that now,” Ponting added, highlighting the team’s bad performance during the 2006 Commonwealth Bank Series against England and the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.

Meanwhile, Team India’s confidence after the stupendous victory at the Twenty20 World Cup has taken a severe beating. Former Skipper Rahul Dravid is likely to be ‘rested’ as his bad patch with the bat continues, and the present skipper M S Dhoni would hope Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, playing in front of his home audience, to give a repeat performance of the Nagpur ODI. (ANI)

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