World T20: India-Australia game will be match of the tournament, says Ross Taylor

first_imgAfter registering a comprehensive 75-run win over Bangladesh, Ross Taylor said that the New Zealand team is not leaving the city without watching the virtual quarterfinals, which could be the “game of the tournament”.”It’s going to be a great game, probably the game of the tournament. Theoretically, it’s the quarterfinal. We are not leaving Kolkata tomorrow. I will be in my room watching it. Hopefully, the best team wins,” Taylor said.Having remained unbeaten so far in Super 10 stage, New Zealand entered the WT20 semi-final as table toppers from group 2 and now the game between Australia and India in Mohali will decide the second semi-finalist from this group. (Can perform without any provocations, says Virat Kohli )New Zealand will travel to New Delhi for their semi-final on March 30 and will face Group 1 runners-up.”T20 is a very fickle game. All it takes is a world class batsman to take it away from you. The bowlers have done a pretty good job the way things have gone for us so far. We got to enjoy the success of everybody. Every bowler has played their part,” Taylor, who scored a quickfire 28 off 24 balls, said.He said the iconic Martin Crowe, who passed away recently, played a massive role in his career.”He had a big impact on my career. After the tournament I’m sure we will think about him more. We’re taking game by game. I’m sure looking down enjoying the way we have played so far,” said the 32-year-old. (Dangerous Australia stand between India and semifinal ) advertisementThe veteran cricketer insisted that the team showed tremendous character to fill the void left by Brendon McCullum.”It’s probably a coincidence that (we made successive knockouts in world tournaments). Over the last few years, we have got some pretty good teeth in our cricket. Losing Brendon is a big thing at the top of the order but shows you the depth the New Zealand side have at the moment.”Whoever XI go out there in the middle, we are very comfortable in our roles and confident of doing the job for the team. The team’s very happy,” he said.last_img read more

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School Sport Australia Nationals

first_imgProspect Park in Launceston will host the 2008 School Sport Australia National Touch Championships from Monday, 20 to Friday, 24 October 2008 in 12 and 15 Boys and Girls divisions. The very best primary and secondary aged Touch players will be in attendance hoping to have fun, meet new friends, and play some Touch Football in picturesque Tasmania.It will be a family affair with many parents making the journey to watch their children participate. Some high profile family names will also be on the paddock hoping adding to their family legacies. In the 15’s Girls divisions, New South Wales will be looking to avenge their 2007 loss to Queensland in the Final in Melbourne. They have the line-up to do so with current Australian 18’s Girls representative, Kimberley Resch, in the side. Madison Absolum also follows in her siblings footsteps by representing her state.The Queenslanders have some stars of their own. Michaela Jacks, daughter of Touch Football Australia Hall of Fame member Terry will be on show. Michaela will be looking to claim a National title like her brothers, Ryan and Rhys, who won the 20’s Boys division for Brisbane City Cobras at the recent 2008 X-Blades National Youth Championships.In the 15’s Boys division, New South Wales will be looking to defend their 2007 crown. Cade Price will be one to watch out in the New South Wales line-up while Queensland counterpart, Adam Pryde, will be a danger to his opponents.To keep up with the latest results, visit the School Sport Australia Touch website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-4282-0-0-0For more information or to organise a photograph/interview, please contact:last_img read more

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