T20: Coach Toby Radford backs Glamorgan character at Sussex

Glamorgan head coach Toby Radford (left) and assistant Robert Croft talk tactics
Glamorgan head coach Toby Radford (left) and assistant Robert Croft talk tactics
T20 Blast: Sussex v Glamorgan
Venue: Hove Date: 15 July Start: 18:30
Coverage: Live commentary on the BBC Sport website from 18:30 BST & BBC Radio Wales from 19:00 BST

Glamorgan coach Toby Radford has backed the temperament of his players to win a place in the T20 Blast knock-out stages.

A dramatic four-run win against Surrey at the Oval saw Glamorgan climb to third in South Group.

Victory away to Sussex on Tuesday would leave Glamorgan with their fate in their own hands with two games to play.

"It shows a strength of character and it shows with the players that they don't panic," Radford said.

"A lot of T20 is thinking clearly under pressure and making good decisions, and then being able to execute your skills.

"We're positioned nicely but there's always a team chomping at your heels - Somerset are doing quite well at the moment so they're pushing up behind us.

"So every game in a sense is a must-win, you want to keep winning all the time.

"We've got three more games before we know if we've qualified or not, but we're nicely positioned and we take confidence with us."

After facing Sussex, Glamorgan finish off the pool stage with two home games, against leaders Essex on Friday night before welcoming Gloucestershire to the Swalec Stadium a week later on 25 July.

Radford says that having won on the road at Somerset, Middlesex and Surrey, Glamorgan know they have the ability to beat any of their rivals and finish in the top four of the table.

"We've beaten three big clubs all on their own patches, so going to Hove shouldn't produce any fear for us," Radford said.

"We've just got to go, take them seriously and make sure we deliver the goods.

"Jim Allenby has captained and led from the front, he's batted well through the whole competition.

"But we've had different people delivering the goods at different times and it's been fantastic.

"Michael Hogan with the ball, at the death his yorkers have been great, Jacques Rudolph's innings the other night [at Surrey], and Chris Cooke's been so consistent for us.

"What certainly happens at the end of these Twenty-20 games that finish at 10-10.30 at night, there's such a buzz about you that can't go to bed until the early hours of the morning just to calm down."

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