Have confidence to win 5 out of next 6 games, says Finch
Gujarat Lions' star performer Aaron Finch is confident that their team can win five out of the next six matches to make it to the play-offs of the Indian Premier League after comprehensively defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Lions are currently sixth with six points from eight games.
"Yes, we are still very confident to go into playoffs.
Last year, we won six out of first seven games. We are probably now in a position to win five out of last six. That is a great challenge, though," Finch's confident statement was laced with caution.
Finch, who smashed his way to 72 off 34 balls, was all praise for young Basil Thampi and Nathu Singh, who kept RCB batsmen under check.
"It was a pretty polished performance and we saw some young quicks Nathu and Basil, really stand up with the new ball against some of the best players to have ever played this format," Finch said.
Finch said it was a conscious effort to attack because in a low-scoring match, a batsman can make mistake of trying to bat slow.
"Sometimes, in a small run-chase, you can make the mistake of trying to bat too slowly and before you know, the run rate gets upto 9 per over," he said.