IPL 2020, CSK vs DC: Mohammad Kaif felt that Delhi’s capitals’ Ajinkya Rahane needs opportunity
Delhi Capital assistant coach Mohammad Kaif said on Thursday that the team management would like to give some play to all the selected players before tampering with the lineup. His remarks precede the upcoming match between Delhi Capital and Chennai Super Kings on Friday 25 September. Delhi had picked Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan to bat in the first game. He also has Ajinkya Rahane on the side in his mix and it will be interesting to see when Rahane gets the game.
“Last year Shaw and Shikhar played well for us, we all know what Dhawan can do and Shaw is a very promising player, has played the first game, we know the conditions, even if we are not that good. “But I can see improvement in the upcoming matches. Rahane is a great player, but if we have selected a team, we want to give some matches to the players, and then we will look at it from there,” Kaif said. Virtual press conference during an ANI question.
Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin injured his shoulder during the match against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday and walked out of the ground after throwing his first over. Kaif said that Ashwin’s availability for the match against Chennai will be decided later.
“The plus point in this team is that we have a replacement ready, Ashwin is going to practice today, we have not called on his availability if he is not fit to play tomorrow, Amit Mishra is there. Both of us. Monitoring Ashwin. Ishant Sharma, “said Kaif.
He said, “The soft tissue injury will go up in this IPL because the players are coming back after a long time. There are big grounds and it involves a lot of running and you cannot match in a training session.”
Pacer Ishant Sharma injured himself during a training session and, providing an update on his fitness, Kaif said: “Ishant landed on the field yesterday, he had a good run, he did not bowl, he oversaw. Our physio is keeping a close watch on him but about his match play, this is a call that we will take later. ”
The Delhi Capitals won their opening match against Kings XI Punjab in the Super Over. In the match, Marcus Stoinis fared the best, as he scored 53 runs from just 21 balls to score a team total of 157/8 from the scheduled 21 overs. And, when Punjab needed one of the last two runs in the match, Stoinis was able to take two back-to-back wickets to carry the game in the super over.
Kaif said, “Marcus has been playing for his country for a long time, he is very experienced. We need someone like him. He is a good match for our team.
Asked whether it would be a permanent decision by the captains to chase down the target after winning the toss, Kaif replied: “This year’s IPL is different, so the statistics of the past cannot tell you the best story, you have to assess it That how the tournament is going, if it has a big base and if they are not able to chase the target, they can change their strategy. Due factor is not very right at this time, players are coming back after a while. , So they may take some time to go. “
“Very fast bowling at the moment, the teams are giving the fast bowlers a chance to take wickets with a hardball in the first six overs. Then the spinners are coming into the bowling. Something has been done for the sewers on these wickets,” he added.