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IPL 2020: Lucky To Face Ravindra Jadeja In Last Over – Shikhar Dhawan

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Shikhar Dhawan, the dashing opener of Delhi Capitals acknowledged that it was advantageous to face left-handed spinner Ravindra Jadeja within the last over the place 17 runs have been required to win in opposition to CSK.

Pacer Dwayne Bravo was injured after bowling three overs, and the opposite bowlers aside from spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Karn Sharma had accomplished their quota.

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Dwayne Bravo
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Shikhar Dhawan And Axar Patel Being Left-Handers Had Benefit In opposition to Ravindra Jadeja Who Bowled Final Over

Ravindra Jadeja was given the ball, and left-handed Axar Patel hit him for three sixes to present DC one more win as they go atop the factors desk. Shikhar Dhawan remained unbeaten on 101 whereas Axar Patel scored an unbeaten 21 off solely 5 balls.

“We knew (Dwayne) Bravo wouldn’t be capable of bowl the final over and it could be bowled by Jadeja. We being left-handers, we had a sure benefit in opposition to Jadeja,” Shikhar Dhawan mentioned on the post-match press convention.

“Sam Curran bowled properly very within the 19th over, his yorker execution was excellent, dew was additionally there and we took benefit of that as properly,” Dhawan mentioned.

“Axar Patel has been an ideal asset, at any time when we demand good overs from him, he does the job. He’s usually very economical. Having a high quality all-rounder makes an enormous distinction,” he added.

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Shikhar Dhawan. Picture Credit score: Getty Pictures

“I used to be at all times focussing on my course of. I used to be enjoying properly. I stayed optimistic and assured. A number of expertise behind me, modified the numbers as properly.

“Each time I’m scoring runs, I’m making errors as properly. I used to be analysing what to do, what shot to play and what to not play. I decide and select what photographs to play or technique I ought to use on totally different form of pitches.”

Sam Curran conceded solely four runs within the penultimate over whereas Dwayne Bravo walked off with a groin damage as skipper MS Dhoni handed the ball to Ravindra Jadeja because the pacers had already completed their quota. The final over went for 22 runs. Deepak Chahar returned with figures of two/18 in four overs whereas the remaining have been too costly, leaking runs at greater than 7 per over.

Shikhar Dhawan: Delhi Capitals Taking part in Very Good Cricket

Axar Patel bowled brilliantly with the ball too giving freely solely 23 runs whereas the opposite bowlers have been too costly. Shikhar Dhawan scored his first IPL century, and he has already notched up 359 runs in 9 matches averaging 51.29.

“It’s a nice feeling. The very best factor is we’re enjoying excellent cricket, everyone seems to be doing their job and that’s an ideal signal for us.

“All of us keep hungry and we guarantee that we give attention to the method. We guys guarantee that we keep recent as properly,” he signed off.

Delhi Capitals at the moment are on the prime of the factors desk with seven wins in 9 matches. They’ve 14 factors of their bag. Although there are a number of damage considerations with Rishabh Pant injured and likewise Amit Mishra and Ishant Sharma dominated out resulting from damage, different gamers have contributed to Delhi Capitals success.

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Kagiso Rabada, Shreyas Iyer

Shikhar Dhawan is 4th in main run-scorer record whereas skipper Shreyas Iyer is positioned sixth amongst batsmen whereas pacer Kagiso Rabada is the main wicket-taker with 19 wickets averaging 14.42 in 9 matches. Pacer Anrich Nortje is a revelation with 12 wickets averaging 23.25.

Delhi Capitals subsequent face Kings XI Punjab on 20th October.

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