Interesting concept at neutral venue: Katich


 “The pitch has behaved pretty much the same throughout. Low-scoring games are always a bit of high pressure games and there is tension in the games. That’s what you can expect to see tomorrow,” said the left-hander ahead of the Champions League semifinal tie against Victoria Bushrangers.

On facing their fellow Australians, Katich said it was an interesting situation where two Aussie sides were playing at a neutral venue. “It’s an interesting concept. We are playing at a neutral venue.

“We’ve had lots of battles at domestic level in the past and also during the pre-season camp. We have built a great rivalry and tomorrow you will perhaps see a great match,” he added.

His Victorian counterpart Cameron White echoed similar sentiments. “It will be a great match for sure. Both teams know each other very well.

“ The only difference is that we are playing at a different venue. But you don’t have to do too much homework as we play each other too often,” he pointed out.

Asked if they expected a large crowd to watch two teams from overseas taking on each other, besides the fact that the Kotla pitch has not aided stroke play, Katich said:
“People obviously want to watch lots of fours and sixes hit. But on this wicket, the bowlers have had an upper hand.

“Is there anyone going to be here? I will be surprised that if there are more than a 1000 people in the stands but with Brett (Lee) in our team, I see a few extra Indian people supporting us.”

Delighted with the fact that two Aussies sides are in the semis, White said it would have been great if the two had met in the final. “We would have played each other somewhere down the line in the tournament.

“We would have loved to play each other in the final but it just happens to be that we are meeting in the semis. But that’s fine, we are looking forward to the contest,” the Bushrangers skipper remarked.

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