The Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals (DC) registered a spectacular 39-run victory over the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday. This was the Delhi-based franchise’s third consecutive victory of the season and has now claimed the second spot on the points table. The ecstatic Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer has also started to believe that his team has the ability to win their maiden IPL title this year.
“We are believing so and it’s never too far,” quoted Shreyas Iyer when asked whether he thinks his side can win the IPL.
It is a positive thing to carry around
After losing the toss and being put in to bat first, the visiting Delhi team got off to a horrible start, losing both their openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw with just 20 runs on the scoreboard. DC skipper Shreyas Iyer then joined hands with Rishabh Pant to lead the visiting team towards some sort of respite. The duo stitched a significant partnership of 56 runs. Towards the end, Axar Patel and Keemo Paul also contributed with some useful cameos to guide their team towards a fighting total of 155 runs.
“It started to slow down. Me and Pant had decided so that one of us will take the charge. We got a little cameo from Keemo Paul and Axar Patel and helped us get to that total. It is a positive thing to carry around. We are positive as well when we chase. We will be backing our abilities,” said Shreyas Iyer.
We have our game plans and we stick to it
DC right-arm fast bowler Kagiso Rabada picked up a sensational four-wicket haul to trigger a massive SRH batting collapse and in turn guide his team to a remarkable victory. He was awarded the Man of the Match award for his scintillating performance and during the post-match presentation ceremony, he stated that it was important for them to stick to the game plans prepared.
“We have our game plans and all that we try to do is to stick to it. We hope it goes our way and more often than not, it should go your way,” quoted Kagiso Rabada.
Rabada reckoned that in the modern-day format, it is very crucial to have bagful of variations. Along with Rabada, Chris Morris and Keemo Paul also bowled amazingly well to pick up three wickets each.
“It’s been the trend so far, you need to have variety in your pace. We try to talk about change-ups especially if wickets are assisting those type of changes. It worked for us today. In many ways, you do have a responsibility as an overseas player. We are working on all the departments and it’s working well for us,” he added.