Delhi Capitals’ South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada wants his team to be consistent like last year and is confident of lifting the title of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
In 2019 edition of the league, Delhi Capitals, led by Shreyas Iyer, had made it to the playoffs and the team will look forward to replicate their performance this year as well.
Reminiscing DC’s performance last season, Rabada is confident of clinching the title this year.
“We had a really good season in 2019, so I know that we can challenge and win this competition because we came really close last season, so mentally I guess that helps. But also, it is a new tournament so we have to start again and we’ve got a nice group put together, nice team,” Rabada said in an official release issued by Delhi Capitals.
“We have to start again and start the whole process, so hopefully we can get off to a good start but win at the end of the season — we want to be the most consistent team and win at times when we really, really need to win,” he added.
Being home was the best thing: Kagiso Rabada
Rabada has joined the training sessions of the franchise after completing mandatory six days quarantine period.
“It feels good to be running in and to be with some teammates as well. It is, of course, some old teammates and some new ones,” said Rabada on his first training session with the franchise.
“This situation is quite unique, not a lot of people get to do this. We’re in the middle of a desert, playing cricket — it’s something that I didn’t think I would ever be able to do. So it’s a lot of fun also,” he added.
Rabada, who was the second-highest wicket-taker in IPL 2019, also opened up on how the lockdown enabled him to take a break from cricket. “It’s been a high volume of cricket in the past five years for me, but I really enjoyed the break at home. I was just chilling with my family, getting to see my friends (virtually) during the lockdown. So yeah being home was the best thing,” Rabada added.
IPL 2020 is set to begin from September 19 in the UAE. Amidst the outbreak of COVID-19, the cash-rich league will be played across three venues — Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.
Delhi Capitals will play its first game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on September 20.
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