Our bowling has to improve: Aligarh captain

Quick bowlers Mansoor Ahmad and Ravindra Singh will have to give Aligarh Muslim University a head start in the crunch game against Jiwaji University, Gwalior on Tuesday.

updated: March 04, 2013 01:08 IST
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Gwalior: Mansoor Ahmad and Ravindra Singh of Aligarh Muslim University, the Toyota University Cricket Championship's quickest bowlers, will have to hit their straps if the Northern Stallions have to knockout Jiwaji University, Gwalior on Tuesday and grab a semifinal berth from group A of the championship. After a rather close five-wicket win on Sunday against Jaunpur, stand-in Aligarh captain Meraj Ahmed said all his bowlers "have to do better".

"Our biggest strength is our pace attack. Mansoor and Ravindra are the ones we look up to every match and on the big days, they have to give us early wickets," said Meraj. Both the quicks were in their elements on Sunday, but it was Bowler of the Match Ravindra, whose back-to-back wickets checked the Jaunpur momentum in the death overs.

"We thought we would restrict Jaunpur to about 120 runs, but they managed to score 136. That means our bowling wasn't tight enough. We have to bowl better," said Meraj.

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