|World Cricket League Championship 2011-2013|
Steindl demands improvement despite victory
William Dick (CricketMedia Scotland)
PETE Steindl praised an efficient job but is demanding improvement in today’s re-match with Namibia.
The Saltires coach watched his side secure a comfortable 34-run D/L win in a rain-affected clash in Windhoek.
However, Steindl said: “We are capable of putting in a much stronger performance than the one we showed today – and we may need to.
“The Namibians showed they are a really dangerous batting side and we’re delighted to get the job done.
“We always knew there was the possibility of rain and the guys had one eye on the D/L target all the way through.
“Calum (MacLeod) got us ahead of the rate and then Josh (Davey) took over.
“We were comfortably ahead when the rain came and felt we could have gone on and won the game anyway.”
Steindl also reserved praise for Fraser Watts who hit 46no on his return to action after a six-week injury lay-off.
“Fraser has had a lengthy spell off but has kept himself really fit.
“He played really well in partnership with Calum and Josh and all the hard work he has put in paid off.”
However, Steindl added: “Although Gordon Goudie bowled really well up front we were a bit loose at the other end and that’s something we have to work on.
“We had a chat after the game and the guys know the areas where we need to improve.”
Victory again today would see the Scots join Ireland at the top of the eight-team Intercontinental One-Day League that counts towards World Cup qualification.