Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Shreyas Iyer has praised his team after the grand victory against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in IPL 2020 on Friday. DC defeated RR by 46 runs to go on top of the IPL 2020 points table.
Royals have decided to bowl first after winning the toss at Sharjah stadium that had been favourite for each team since the inception of the IPL 2020. RR managed to stop Delhi at 184-8 in the first innings. Meanwhile, Delhi based franchise did come back in second innings and exhibited one of the excellent performances with ball and on the field.
‘I am enjoying captaincy’: Shreyas Iyer
Delhi Capitals, lead by Shreyas Iyer, have arisen as the most unconditional team so far with the kind of cricket they have been playing in the season.
Speaking in the post-match presentation, Shreyas Iyer said, “I’m really happy with the way we came out in the second innings. We thought it was an under-par score but it was stopping on the wicket and the bowlers executed their plans well.”
“We were also going to bowl first with the dew factor, but thankfully it went in our favour. I am enjoying captaincy because the players make it easy, especially the bowlers. Even the way the support staff is managing the team meetings is commendable. I think the mixture in our team is really good and we have worked hard on this,” Shreyas Iyer added.
‘We Can’t Take Anything Lightly’: Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer further stated, “The boys have shared their thoughts pre-tour and their strengths and weaknesses. I am happy with how we are progressing and hoping to maintain the momentum. We can’t take anything lightly and need to come with our plans, execute them well.”
Royals captain Steve Smith said that the wicket functioned differently from the two games they played on Sharjah and won.
“We are not playing good enough over the 40 overs, and not executing when the pressure is coming on and you can’t win many games that way,” Smith said after Royals underwent their fourth successive loss in the competition.
“The bowlers did a good job, and I don’t think the wicket was as good as it has been here, a bit sloppy tonight, and we gave away 10-15 extra runs.
“We have to remain positive, turn things around quickly. At the moment it doesn’t seem to be going our way. I’m not batting too well either. I did feel good tonight with the bat but didn’t get hold of one that I feel like I should have.”
On their star player Ben Stokes, who is currently undergoing a six-day quarantine, Smith said: “Stokes hasn’t had a lot of practice, he gets out of quarantine tomorrow, so we’ll see if he plays the day after tomorrow.”