IPL is entering into its second phase now and Rajasthan Royals will take on Delhi Capitals in the return leg on Wednesday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Steve Smith-led side would be eyeing revenge against the Shreyas Iyer team and Riyan Parag believes they can do it.
The youngster played an important role in beating Sunrisers Hyderabad and ending RR’s four-match losing streak. He believes that all they have to do is believe in the process and the result would follow.
“We’ve been playing well but having been committing some small errors which have hurt us in the previous games. Delhi Capitals are a very strong side to face, we however believe in ourselves as a team and believe that we can do well. We are focussing on the process rather than the results and are looking to work hard and give our all in the games to come.”
Jaydev Unadkat, the costliest bowler in IPL seconded his teammates thoughts and said that the win against SRH has boosted RR’s confidence. “The win against Sunrisers Hyderabad was a very important win for us and we hope to gain on that momentum change through that win with some good performances. Our intention is to always give our best on the field both individually and as a team and that will be our focus against Delhi in the next game.”
We’re one win and one loss in two games at the Dubai International Stadium and have finally registered our first win outside of Sharjah in this year’s tournament. The pitches are getting slower which leaves an interesting battle in each match. The Royals will be feeling good having won chasing a tricky target and will have belief they can win batting or bowling first.
Delhi Capitals lost out to Mumbai Indians at Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Only their second loss in this year’s tournament, the Capitals have been in superb form prior to that particular game and remain a top side. Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the tournament, Harshal Patel though has fitted in perfectly as the third pacer and has contributed well for the Capitals. Rishabh Pant could miss the game which could see Alex Carey possibly keeping his place in the squad.
The big talking point
The Royals must continue their winning form to rise up the table. This is a challenging game against one of the top sides in the league, but the Royals will have full belief they can come out victorious.