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Corey Anderson aims to become the best finisher

Having become the leading scorer for his Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians, New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson has expressed his desire to to evolve as the best finisher in the limited-overs format.

We had (Michael) Hussey last year with us, he was an unbelievable finisher and so was Michael Bevan. These guys finished games and made it look easy. I have been able to put myself into positions where I can potentially win the game but I tend to get out just before doing so.”

I am hoping that with a bit of experience and time I’ll start learning these things. You learn to put the pieces together,” Anderson was quoted as saying by iplt20.com.

Asked, if he felt more relaxed this year as he had been a part of the franchise in the last edition too, Anderson said: “Yes, a lot more. There is a fear of the unknown when you first come in and there is a bit of craziness around the IPL.”

“When you come back and you know the surroundings and the people around you, it becomes a lot more comfortable. You start building on the new friendships you made in the previous IPL and you settle down into the team.”

The 24-year-old also said he felt nice that his fellow compatriots are proving their worth in the tournament.

“Baz (Brendon McCullum) is hitting hundreds, Timmy (Tim Southee) is bowling pretty well, Trent (Boult) has been picking wickets.”

It is a reflection of how we have been going in international cricket over the last year or so. It is nice to see the Kiwis putting their stamp onto this tournament, he said.

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