We are focused on more victories: Sekar

“Whatever I have seen in the last two years, if you are around 14 points you are positioned around the semifinal stages. But you never know. If you look at the points of other teams there is not much difference,” he told reporters ahead of the teams’ match against Deccan Chargers here on Saturday.

“I think it’s better to be on the safer side. Maybe if you are 14 you’ll end up in the fourth place or something. So it’s better to have one or two more victories to make sure that we don’t have to lose out on net run rate or whatever it is,” he said.

Sekar felt once the team had qualified for the semis it was irrelevant which side it faced in the knock-out stages. “By the time we come to the semifinal stages, it won’t matter (whom we play). We would have played against those teams whom we have already faced twice.
We have played those teams even in the previous two editions twice. So we know their strengths and weakness. It doesn’t matter whom we play,” he said. Sekar said his team would have to be wary of Deccan Chargers, who would be hurt after losing out to Mumbai Indians in their previous outing. “They also have their pride. They will come with all guns firing,” Sekar said.

Asserting that the presence of skipper Sachin Tedulkar was a great asset for the team, Sekar said the batting great ensured that even the younger players played well around him.

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