Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sherwin not wary of NSW backlash

Skipper and elder brother Daren Ganga maybe bracing up for a ‘backlash' from New South Wales Blues in the final of the Airtel CL T20 but Sherwin is determined not to let the Blues run them as close as last time.

T&T were down in the dumps against the Aussie outfit in one of the earlier games in the Super Eights before Kieron Pollard rescued the Caribbean side with a sensational half-century.

"We won't let the Blues take revenge. I know they were not very happy with our win against them that night."

Speaking of his own bowling form in the seven wicket semi-final win against the Cobras, Sherwin said he was happy to do what he was asked of.

"I am happy I delivered in a crucial match and did my job well."

The off-spinner opened the bowling for T&T and got rid of Cobras skipper Andrew Puttick early.

The 27 year old said the team's achievement so far in the tournament will have a ‘tremendous impact on cricket in the West Indies'.

"The West Indies had a major slump in the middle and there wasn't a lot of support for the team. A lot of people said cricket had died in the Caribbean.

Our show here in India will once again revive hopes in the Islands."

Sherwin felt it was sheer ‘patriotism' that had seen the side through to the final of the high-profile T20 event.

Having captivated Indian audiences with their flair and charisma, will he and the team have anything to do with the lucrative Indian Premier League?

"Certainly. We will be glad to play in a big stage like the IPL provided there are offers. A lot of the guys have done so well so who knows?"

For now though, Sherwin knows the side's task is cut out. The NSW Blues are Australians and they do not take losing very easily.

That Pollard blitz must still be hurting and Simon Katich and his men will be contemplating redemption.

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