IPL 2020: Rabada optimistic of DC's return to winning ways after successive losses 

Delhi Capitals have lost their previous two matches but still remain second in the points table.

Kagiso Rabada | BCCI/IPL Delhi Capitals (DC) may have lost their last two matches but are hardly facing any "crisis", said their lead pacer Kagiso Rabada, stressing that it's just a matter of one collective performance before they are back with a bang. 

"You are playing quality cricket here - this is not easy cricket," said Rabada, who is leading the tournament's wickets tally with 23 scalps, in a release issued by the Delhi franchise, which still stand second in the points table after 11 matches. 

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"We started off well which is a huge positive as you always want to throw the first punch. And that's how it's going to happen in the, I say 'the curve' - now that's a relevant term these days. And we are just dipping a bit, but just need to do a few things to spike again."

Rabada backed his team to put the heavy loss against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) behind them and come up with a solid performance on Tuesday (October 27) versus the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Dubai. 

"We are getting into the crucial part of the tournament now. And you play against good teams - anyone can win on the day. So, it just shows you how well we have been doing, to have won so many games in the front of the tournament."

"All we need to do is back our strengths, which I am sure we will touch on, and just make small changes where we feel that the game got away from us."

Rabada believes his team must embrace the momentum shifts that sides tend to face as they go deeper into a tournament such as the IPL. 

"Well, it's just to acknowledge the fact that you play against quality teams and these things happen. I mean, the amount of times I have lost in my career is a lot," said the South African quick, who took 2/21 in the previous outing with SRH. 

"Also, everyone sitting down, everyone who is playing cricket - everyone loses, everyone wins. So we shouldn't be too hard on ourselves and we shouldn't overthink."

"Ricky (Ponting) will address us. He would have analysed the game, and I am sure the players will take time out to analyse their individual performances as well - that just happens naturally. Everyone wants to play well. So it's not a crisis."

"We just need to look at where the game got away from us. That's it, and re-emphasize on all the good things we have been doing. We have been doing a lot of good things, so the boys are not panicking too much. We just need to give a little bit of attention to the finer details," he signed off. 

(Inputs from ANI)


By Kashish Chadha - 27 Oct, 2020

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