New Delhi: Mumbai Indians coach, John Wright, is happy with his team’s performance in the ongoing Champions League T20, but wants his boys to come up with a better show in fielding.
“We were very pleased with out performance in the last match… our batting was outstanding. However, we want to have a better fielding performance. We can improve there,” Wright said.
Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma had expressed similar views after the last group league match against Perth Scorchers.
“Our fielding was sloppy, we should have done better,” he had said.
Like Rohit, the Mumbai coach too is confident that Sachin Tendulkar would return to form soon.
“Sachin is in good touch. He is hitting the ball beautifully. He is a part of our team and his experience is key, especially on spinning, slow wickets.
“He is enjoying his cricket. It is great that Sachin is playing the semi-final and hopefully the final. We know he likes big occasions,” Wright said.
He added that his team was not really feeling the pressure of playing a big game like the semi-final.
“I know there would be lots of pressure on the players, but we have played under similar pressure in the last IPL. That was a good experience for us.
“Even the other night (against Perth Scorchers), it was a crunch situation. I don’t think many people gave us a shout for pulling off those runs in that many balls. We are ready for the battle on Saturday,” he said.
“Rohit has fitted in very quickly and very well. He has not only led by example with the bat, but has been sound tactically, too. We are happy that a Mumbai cricketer is leading the side,” the Kiwi said.