Raina

Winning World Cup: It’s all about ‘3 crucial games’, says Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina has said India need to continue the good work in the next “three crucial games” to win the ICC World Cup 2015.

Left-handed Raina, who hit a century against Zimababwe last week to take India to sixth victory in a row in the group stage, is eyeing to carry the same form in the quarter-final against Bangladesh on March 19 at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

India, the defending champions, are three games away from winning a second World Cup title in a row, which has never happened in their history.

“We are all looking forward to it (quarter-final) and we believe we have a good all-round side. Everything is working well for us and if it works well for another two weeks then it would be great,” Raina told BCCI’s official website.

“Now it is all about those three crucial games – the quarters, semis and the final. We need to continue what we have been doing over the past one month and work on our strengths. We need to get our focus on the rest of the three games.
“As of now we need to go and play really well against Bangladesh. They have reached this stage playing some good cricket. I hope we do well and we believe we will,” he added.

India and New Zealand are the only unbeaten sides so far in the tournament. The quarter-finals begin tomorrow with South Africa meeting Sri Lanka in Sydney.