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Eng can make a comeback: Finn
Thursday 20 October 2011

England pacer Steven Finn feels that the away side have it in them to turn things around quickly after losing the first two ODIs in the five-match series against India.

"India played well in the last couple of games. We were probably outplayed. We are 0-2 down in the series. We were in the same position against Sri Lanka earlier this summer but we came back to win the series 3-2. So there is belief in the camp that we can come back and win this series," Finn said ahead the third ODI between the two sides at the PCA stadium in Mohali on Thursday.

"We have nothing to lose. We are playing against the world champions in their own conditions. These next three games, we will leave nothing in the dressing room. We have full belief that we can win these three games."

"We are confident that we can win these three games. We have been outplayed in the last two games but they are gone, they are past now," he added.

Finn also admitted that his eyes lit up after he saw the grass on offer at the Mohali track, and believed Thursday's match is England's best chance of forcing a comeback.

"Obviously the wicket might change for tomorrow but it looks quite encouraging from the seamers' point of view. There is grass on the wicket but it doesn't necessarily mean it will be a bowling-friendly wicket. What we have to do is land the ball on good length and that's going to be our focus," he said.

"We need to re-look to attack with the new ball. That's the way we have done in the first two games and we created a few opportunities," the 22-year-old Middlesex pacer added.

Finn felt that except for better knowledge of the conditions, there is hardly any difference between the two sides in the ongoing series.

"There is no real major difference. India probably had the better knowledge of the conditions. (More or less) the same team is playing against each other. India probably have more exposure to these conditions."

"When we were preparing (for the series) we were aware that the conditions were going to be different. The challenge is not to think about the conditions," he said.

On his maiden visit to India, Finn said this tour will improve him as a bowler.

"I am feeling good rhythm at the moment and it would be nice to take a few wickets tomorrow if I am playing. As a bowler, the more experience and exposure I get in foreign conditions, it would be better for my career," he stated.

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