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Tigers out to break 25-year drought

By Dave Donaghy 15/02/2005 05:35:19 PM Comments (0)

Tasmanian coach Brian McFadyen believes his side is primed to break a 25-year trophy drought in Sunday's ING Cup final against Queensland at the Gabba.

The Tigers haven't won a domestic competition since 1978-79 when they claimed the one-day title but will go into the final full of confidence despite earning their place by default.

Victoria's loss to NSW on the weekend secured Tasmania a berth against a Bulls side that has struggled for form following a blistering start to the season.

Queensland has failed to reach 200 in its last two starts against the Bushrangers and Western Australia, losing both games by a convincing margin.

McFadyen said the Tigers were riding high despite falling short against the Bulls twice this season.

"Basically, we feel as though we're playing against ourselves," he said.

"If we play really, really well and do the things that we know we can do, it doesn't really matter who the 12 players are who are competing against us."

Tasmanian skipper Daniel Marsh said his side would be ready to pounce on any opportunity as he pursues his first domestic title.

"Anything from a good delivery, a good catch, a good piece of batting - any small thing can turn a game in one-day cricket," he said.

"We set out to make the final at the start of the year and we've done that and now we've got to take that next big step and win it."

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