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Sehwag to play in Kenya clash

March 06, 2003 21:51 IST

Sourav Ganguly says India will not repeat the mistakes it made when it lost to Kenya two years ago when the teams meet in the World Cup Super Sixes on Friday.

Admitting India had not taken Kenya seriously when they crashed to defeat in a tri-series encounter in South Africa in October 2001, Ganguly told a news conference: "We didn't bat well that day in Port Elizabeth."

Kenya made 246 for six before bowling India out for 176.

"We had got them out for 90 in the previous game so we were probably a bit over-confident.

"But that was a tri-series. Things are different now. The mindset is different. I don't think we will make that mistake again," the India captain said.

He hastened to add that his side quickly recovered and crushed Kenya by 186 runs in their next game.


India got a boost on Thursday after opener Virender Sehwag, who had injured his right index finger while attempting a catch during Wednesday's practice, was declared fit for the match.

"He is fit and will play tomorrow," Ganguly said. "It is just a sore finger which is absolutely okay."

Ganguly said no team can afford to underestimate Kenya.

"After Australia (12 points), they are the team who have carried most points (10) into the Super Sixes.

"If things don't go properly (for rival teams), they can qualify for the semi-finals. Taking them lightly will be a huge, huge mistake.

"There are other games we could lose. So we have to be extra careful against Kenya," he said.

"We have carried through eight points, which gives us some advantage. We don't want to lose this winning streak."

India's other second-round matches are against Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

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Dear Ganguly, Play well like Sachin,Mongia can be dropped and Bangar should be added.

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Ganguly should repeat 183 against Srilanka, And Verru should make 150+ against Kenya. and Nehera altleast 10 against N-land

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Kaif is a good palyer but last 5 matches he god two chages as upper order . He has to play , but unfortunatly he ...

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sehewag should blast against Srilanka & ganguly against Kenya.

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Come on Viru, U have to get the things done this time against all, especially against Kiwis. Its time for indians to watch VIRU v/s ...

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