We've to win every game from here, says Gilchrist

We've to win every game from here, says Gilchrist

After losing six games out of nine to be placed seventh on the chart with six points, the defending champions will perforce have to win their remaining five games to keep their hopes of reaching the semifinals of IPL III alive.

“We have to win every game. There are no second chances. Hopefully, that is enough incentive for us to produce best cricket,” Gilchrist told mediapersons here on Wednesday.
Defeats in close games have hurt the Hyderabad outfit more than once in the tournament, but Gilchrist said the team has moved from those shattering blows. “It is disappointing. We showed the other night that we improved. We certainly have made a nice progression from the few games we had prior to the last one. That’s pleasing . The end result was no points but we can’t dwell on that.

“It shows how delicate Twenty20 is. It is on the knife’s edge. We understand that we have not played consistently well. It is a fine line between success and disappointment in this format. We are still in it and we have to get out there and give our best shot,” he added.
However, the former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman refused to point finger at any particular player for their flop show.

“We could say as a general rule that all of us in our team had a couple of glimpses of fantastic performances and probably too many glimpses of disappointing performances. It is not targeting anybody individually; it is targeting all of us. It has been an inconsistent performance thus far. But we have got time to rectify that,” he said. 

Gilchrist also hoped that the pitch at the Chinnaswamy stadium will give some assistance to the pace bowlers, indicating the return of West Indian quick Kemar Roach.

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