Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma needed to sit out for 4 matches as a consequence of a hamstring tear, and forward of the Qualifier 1 conflict in opposition to Mumbai within the Indian Premier League (IPL) Shikhar Dhawan mentioned that Delhi Capitals may capitalise on Rohit’s type as there may be strain on each participant who’s making a comeback after an damage. “Rohit is an excellent participant, if he has not performed matches for an extended whereas, possibly he’s not in good contact. It’s about understanding how a lot confidence he has. Every time a participant returns from damage, there may be strain on him (and) we might look to benefit from that,” Dhawan mentioned in a digital press convention.
“There’s nothing like that Mumbai has the higher hand. We’re a robust facet. We simply must play good cricket in all departments to win the match, we have now to be clear in our plans.
“I’m holding myself contemporary for the match in opposition to Mumbai. I’ve seen their bowlers sufficient occasions, I already know the plans. I’m able to win the sport for our workforce,” added Dhawan.
Dhawan additionally mentioned Ajinkya Rahane brings stability to the facet and it provides him the liberty to specific himself whereas opening the batting for his facet.
Chasing 153 of their final match in opposition to RCB, Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane starred with the bat for Delhi as each batsmen performed knocks of 54 and 60 respectively. Delhi gained the match by six wickets with six balls to spare.
With this win, Delhi Capitals certified for the playoffs and the facet will now get two possibilities to qualify for the finals after ending second on the factors desk.
“Yeah, completely, Rahane’s addition brings stability to the facet. In our final match in opposition to RCB, he performed a tremendous knock. With such expertise in our facet, I can play freely to take the sport away from the opposition,” mentioned Dhawan.
Dhawan has been in outstanding type within the ongoing IPL season to date, managing to attain 525 runs from 14 matches, together with two back-to-back centuries.
Commenting on his current type and the upcoming Australia tour, Dhawan mentioned: “I’ve been scoring 500 runs in IPL since final 4 years, this version has been particular as I scored two tons and two geese, I simply need to carry out constantly and supply nice begins to the workforce, each season I play with good depth.
“When you rating runs, you’re taking the boldness to the subsequent tour. I get pleasure from enjoying in Australia, it’s a good alternative for me to point out my class over there. We’ll play for the Indian workforce after a very long time,” he added.
Delhi Capitals had misplaced 4 matches in a row, earlier than successful the essential encounter in opposition to RCB to progress to the playoffs.
Commenting on the significance of Ricky Ponting as a coach, Dhawan mentioned: “It’s a big benefit to have Ponting within the facet. He is a superb coach, he at all times backs us, he provides us readability. Once we have been dropping, we had a pleasant open chat. He’s a really open-minded particular person, he’s at all times there to assist.”
“We’ve got had an awesome journey as a workforce this season, we have now seen some dips as properly, we had it look simple after we gained the final match in opposition to RCB, we’re trying ahead to successful tomorrow’s match in opposition to Mumbai Indians and progress to the finals,” he added.
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