Delhi Capitals, headed by coach Ricky Ponting, has been one of the most consistent teams in the ongoing IPL 2020 and they have hence kept their 2nd position on the points table intact. But to make it back to the top won’t be a problem for the promising side, feels Delhi Capitals ace, fast bowler, Kagiso Rabada.
Rabada, who has 23 wickets in 11 matches so far in IPL 2020, is second to none in the leading wicket-takers list and is the Purple cap holder this season. Rabada is confident of Delhi fighting back as they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, October 27.
“You are playing quality cricket here – this is not easy cricket. We started off well which is a huge positive as you always want to throw the first punch. And that’s how it’s going to happen in the, I say ‘the curve’ – now that’s a relevant term these days. And we are just dipping a bit, but just need to do a few things to spike again,” said Rabada.
“We are getting into the crucial part of the tournament now. And you play against good teams – anyone can win on the day. So, it just shows you how well we have been doing, to have won so many games in the front of the tournament. All we need to do is back our strengths, which I am sure we will touch on, and just make small changes where we feel that the game got away from us.”
“Well, it’s just to acknowledge the fact that you play against quality teams and these things happen. I mean, the amount of times I have lost in my career is a lot. Also, everyone sitting down, everyone who is playing cricket – everyone loses, everyone wins. So we shouldn’t be too hard on ourselves and we shouldn’t overthink.”
“Ricky (Ponting) will address us. He would have analysed the game, and I am sure the players will take time out to analyse their individual performances as well – that just happens naturally. Everyone wants to play well. So it’s not a crisis. We just need to look at where the game got away from us. That’s it, and re-emphasize on all the good things we have been doing. We have been doing a lot of good things, so the boys are not panicking too much. We just need to give a little bit of attention to the finer details,” he added.
The last time Sunrisers and Capitals locked horns in IPL 2020 was on September 29 in Abu Dhabi and Hyderabad had emerged victorious even though Rabada produced figures of 2-21, including 11 dot balls in his spell.