We need to improve our performance, says Rohrer

Fancied NSW, who won the inaugural Champions League Twenty20 crown in 2009, were handed a stunning seven-wicket defeat by underdogs Cape Cobras on Saturday.

Asked what lessons the team had learned from the defeat, the middle-order batsman said,
“We spoke about it, we had quite a few dot balls the other night, around 48 dot balls. That’s eight overs, so we’ll be looking to rotate the strike a lot more and put up a more competitive total.”

On the bowling front, Rohrer said Cape Cobras had bowled too short and would look to rectify it in the next game.

NSW lost their way after a confident start, when Shane Watson and David Warner put on 41 within five overs before the former departed and the team only piled up 135 for eight.
“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 (of a competitive score).

“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.”

On whether veteran pacer Stuark Clark, who was left out of the team that lost to the Cobras, would be included in their next game, he said, “It is up to the selection panel whether he plays or not but he’s obviously a vastly experienced cricketer at the international level.”

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