Believe we can win IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer

first_imgadvertisement commentary scorecard No data available! graphscenter_img view more view less Believe we can win IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer Delhi Capitals rode on an all-round effort to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 39 runs and climb to the second spot of IPL 2019 points table on Sunday. Press Trust of India HyderabadApril 15, 2019UPDATED: April 15, 2019 10:39 IST IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals came up with a clinical performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSShreyas Iyer hit a 45 and stitched a crucial stand with Rishabh Pant in Hyderabad on SundayDelhi Capitals pacers shone as they defended a 155-run total vs Sunrisers HyderabadDelhi Capitals are now at the second spot on IPL 2019 points table with 10 points from 8 matchesHaving jumped to the second spot after beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 39 runs, Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer Sunday said that his team is believing it can win the IPL title this time.”We are believing so and it’s never too far,” Iyer said when asked if he thinks his side can win the IPL.Talking about the partnership he had with Rishabh Pant in Delhi Capitals’ innings, Iyer, who scored 45, said, “It started to slow down. Me and Pant had decided so that one of us will take the charge.”Iyer’s 56-run partnership with Pant (23) for the fourth wicket took Delhi to a challenging total of 155 for 7 after being invited to bat.”We got a little cameo from Keemo and Axar and helped us get to that total,” he said.Asked about the composition of the team, he said, “We have played together (Rabada and himself during U-19 days). It is good to be around each other. It is easy to have that camaraderie.”It is a positive thing to carry around. We are positive as well when we chase. We will be backing our abilities.”Rabada, Paul delighted after decimating SRHRabada, who took four wickets for 22 runs, said, “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.”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.”advertisementMan-of-the-match for his 3/17, pacer Keemo Paul said, “This is a dream come true for me. It is the biggest league in the world and why not enjoy it. Went back of the hand and it worked for me. I just tried to adapt to the wicket, just bowled to suit the wicket. The slower balls were gripping.”This game is all about confidence. I have not been getting much to contribute with the bat so wanted to contribute more.”Delhi adapted well to the surface: Kane WilliamsonA disappointed Sunrisers captain Kane Williamson said, “I thought the first half with the ball was a really good effort. It was a bare surface, probably a 160 surface. We tried in the second half but never got going with partnerships. Unfortunate performance but credit to Delhi the way they played.”There was never any complacency in a tournament like this. Any team on the table can beat anybody. For us, it’s about executing our plans and play our style of cricket. It’s one of those things. The two at the top of the order have been prolific. Delhi adapted well on this surface and used their changes of pace.”Also Read | Dhawan, Ishant dance like there’s no tomorrow after DC move to 2nd spotFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Delhi CapitalsFollow shreyas iyerFollow Kagiso RabadaFollow IPL 2019Follow Keemo PaulFollow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow Kane Williamsonlast_img

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