New South Wales' success credit to Katich's tactics

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Hyderabad, Oct 23(ANI): New South Wales's success in the ongoing mega-rich Champions League is being given to skipper Simon Katich, who is believed to be the brain behind the Blues' revolutionary tactics.

One of the main tactics used by Katich was to unsettle opposition bowlers by using the combination of right hand and left hand batsmen at crease. He made it sure that once one of the openers is dismissed, there is a left-hand, right-hand combination at the crease for most of the remaining overs.

Though it's not a new concept, but Katich took his batsman into confidence as a result of which they were trained to bat according to the situation rather than waiting for their set position in the line-up.

Only five NSW players are guaranteed their batting positions in the order. Openers David Warner and Phillip Hughes are not negotiable, while bowlers Hauritz, Stuart Clark and Doug Bollinger anchor the innings. The remaining six are expected to slide up and down the order depending not only on the match situation, but on who has just been dismissed, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The only pair of right-handers to have batted together was Nathan Hauritz and Brett Lee, who occupied the crease for two balls against Victoria in the semi-finals. (ANI)

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