We’re aiming at competitive total: Rohrer

September 26th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Sep 26 (IANS) For reigning champions New South Wales Blues, it is about shrugging off the shock defeat to the Cape Cobras and moving on with the hope that the pieces will fall in place in the Champions League T20 tournament.

Middle-order batsman Ben Rohrer, who interacted with the media here Monday opined that the inability to rotate strike contributed to the defeat against the Cobras as the Blues were unable to put enough runs on the board, something they hope to rectify in their next game against Trinidad and Tobago here Wednesday.

“We spoke about it (the defeat) this morning. We had quite a few dot balls the other night, around 48 dot balls. That’s eight overs. So we will be looking to rotate the strike a lot more and put up a more competitive total,” said the 30-year old Rohrer, who himself didn’t have a good game.

“We just struggled to adapt to the conditions the other day. We weren’t really sure what was going to be a competitive score and in the end we were pretty short. We’ve got some great players at the top of the order, but we’ve definitely got some depth there. Unfortunately, that’s the way it panned out the other day, but that’s the way T20 cricket goes.”

Asked whether the omission of veteran seamer Stuart Clarke against the Cobras was a mistake, Rohrer admitted that the experienced bowler’s presence would always be a plus point.

“It’s up to the selection panel whether he plays or not, but he’s obviously a vastly experienced cricketer at the international level and he played well for us last time in Delhi on a similar slower wicket and it will definitely be a plus for us if he is picked,” he said.

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