Ross Adair optimistic about Ireland's T20I chances

"I personally love T20s. I feel the games can go either way"

by Sead Dedovic
Ross Adair optimistic about Ireland's T20I chances

Ross Adair is not happy with his team's performance in the ODI series, where they were beaten 2-0 by Bangladesh. However, Ireland is already focused on the T20i and they want to forget what happened. He is aware of the strength of Bangladesh.

Although many feel that the Irish did not show enough, Adair believes that they did their best, but it was not enough. "Maybe we took too long to adapt to conditions. We should have done that sooner. Few of the guys got stuck in the crease a little bit.

The ODIs are finished. We are looking forward to the T20s," Adair said. "Obviously the guys were disappointed but this is a fresh start, a new format. We are looking to bounce back and be as positive as we can. We know how good Bangladesh are.

We have taken it as an opportunity to move on to a new format. We are just trying to stick to our values. We want to be aggressive. We want to be disciplined in the field and with the bat. We want to play our shots, and the way we set the fields.

We might get a big win if we can take Bangladesh on. Ireland are a proud nation. We always look for a scrap whenever we can. Maybe it looked like we didn't fight that much in the ODIs, but we definitely were. The boys were upset and disappointed with the ODIs.

Hopefully we can put that right in the T20s," he said, as quoted by

Ross Adair

The T20 World Cup last year was good for Ireland. Adair hopes they can pick up the same rhythm this year. Their goal is to be aggressive and good in the field.

They will have to do their best. "It [The pitch] will be slow and it will potentially have a bit of turn. I think we saw how the wicket played in the England series. We will just take a few pointers from there. I personally love T20s.

I feel the games can go either way. Ireland had a very good World Cup. They had couple of big wins. We are looking to build on that. Zimbabwe beat us 2-1 in January, but we are looking to progress from that. We just want to keep doing what we are good at.

We feel that we will be aggressive with the bat and the ball, and in the field. If we can do that, you never know what can happen,"