Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer on Sunday mentioned wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant will likely be out for at the very least per week as a result of a hamstring harm he suffered not too long ago. Pant had injured himself within the match in opposition to Rajasthan Royals on Friday. DC missed Pant as they slumped to a five-wicket defeat in opposition to defending champions Mumbai Indians on Sunday and misplaced the highest place within the factors desk. Australia’s Alex Carey changed Pant within the taking part in eleven. Iyer mentioned the staff continues to be in the dead of night in regards to the India stumper’s return.
“We have no idea (on Rishabh’s availability), the doctor said he has to rest for a week and hope he comes back really strong,” Iyer mentioned on the submit match presentation ceremony.
Opting to bat, DC made aggressive 162 for 4, a goal which MI chased down with two balls to spare and Iyer admitted that they had been 10-15 runs quick.
“Definitely, I would say 10-15 short, 170-175 on the board would have looked completely different. We really missed out when Stoinis got out, he was hitting the ball really well and also seeing the ball like a football, that was the main error that we did and something that we really need to work on,” he mentioned.
Iyer additionally lamented DC’s poor effort on the sector on Sunday. “Apart from that the effort we put on the field, we could definitely work on that as there were a few misfields and dropped catches as well. Overall they outplayed us in all the departments. We need to work on our mindsets before the next game.”
He mentioned regardless of wanting one of many high groups on this 12 months’s IPL, DC nonetheless must work on sure points of the sport going ahead.
“If we could have squeezed in two more wickets after the powerplay we would have been on top. It is really important for us not to take any team lightly and be positive in our approach. There are still certain elements we have to work and we will use the break to work on that.”
Winning skipper Rohit Sharma was proud of the efforts put in by his teammates thus far within the event.
“The kind of cricket we are playing gives us a lot of confidence. It’s important to have momentum with us, and it was a perfect day for us, getting those crucial two points. We did everything right, but there are still some things we can improve on,” he mentioned.
“We had been good with the ball and restricted them to 160-odd. Clinical with the bat, however not a lot in the direction of the top. We want one set batsman to complete off the sport usually, and a few set batsmen acquired out in the present day, however I do not wish to level fingers as a result of chasing has been troublesome on this event.
“It’s necessary to have partnerships and we did that in the present day, which acquired us over the road,” he mentioned.
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