Symonds determined to help Australia regain top spot in ODIs

April 26th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Apr 26 (ANI): Troubled Australian all rounder Andrew Symonds is determined to make up for lost time and help his team regain their standing atop the world in one-day cricket.

With Symonds out of the side during Australia’s period of struggle, which has resulted in them slipping to No.3 in the one-day rankings, he is desperate to help the side regain the No.1 spot.

“When the team was losing, it’s very frustrating to sit and watch, you feel very helpless. Obviously now we’ve had a win and hopefully we can start getting a bit of a roll on from here,” The Herald Sun quoted Symonds, as saying.

“We’ve spoken about the amount of games we’ve failed to win in the last little bit, so hopefully from here we can continue to improve. We’ve got things we can work on but (Friday night) was not a bad effort from us,” he added.

Symonds can afford to broaden his perspective after reviving his future career prospects with his man-of-the-match performance on Friday.

It was just his second one-day international since July last year, after being twice stood down from the national team for disciplinary reasons, as well as having knee surgery.

“It’s a very important tour for me personally, I’ve got to do well I think. But more importantly, it’s important for the team to do well. We haven’t probably achieved as a team what we’d like to have in the last little bit, so it’s very important for everyone,” he said. (ANI)

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