Fielding cost us the game: White

DC batsman says his team conceded around 30 extra runs in the field against CSK

Chennai 05 May 2012
Cameron White came into IPL 2012 with a big reputation and great expectations. And with every poor score against his name, the pressure on him has increased. However, in the last couple of games, White has turned the tables completely. He produced two 70-plus scores to lead the Deccan Chargers to wins against the Pune Warriors India – both home and away. He provided an encore in Chennai with a 77-run knock off 53 balls, but he couldn’t see his team home.

While he is happy to strike some form, White expressed disappointed at losing another match, in a chat with after the game.

You have been in blistering form since the last few games. What’s the secret?

A bit of luck, I guess. I haven’t changed much over the last couple of games, but it’s nice to get a few runs. Unfortunately, we still can’t pull off a victory.

Do you think your wicket was the changing point in the game?

We still needed over 30 off two overs. I think once again our fielding let us down, but that’s something we are working hard at.

What’s going wrong with the fielding?

We are practicing hard, but we are just not able to catch the ball.

Were you all confident of chasing on this track?

I knew this was going to be difficult, but I thought we still could have got the runs. As I said, the fielding cost us over 30 runs and it would have been a different story if we would have caught or fielded better.

Do you think the team is depending too much on you and Kumar Sangakkara when it comes to batting?

I am not too sure about that. All we can do is try our best. I don’t think anyone is dependent on anyone; Twenty20 is a format where everyone has to chip in.

Is lack of performance from the Indian boys is a concern for the team?

It certainly helps if you have got a strong Indian contingent. At the end of the day it’s about giving young and local guys an opportunity.
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