Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif is an assistant coach of Delhi Capitals. (Facebook / Delhi Capitals)
DC vs SRH: Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammad Kaif said that batting at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai has been difficult but his team has an experienced batting line-up which is definitely up for the challenge. He relied on Shikhar Dhawan and Steve Smith. Delhi will now face Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL-2021.
Kaif said in a statement issued by the team, “How we play Rashid Khan is going to be important for us on this pitch.” Kaif also said that batting on the pitch has been difficult in Chennai but his experienced batting line-up is definitely ready for the challenge. He said, ‘Shikhar Dhawan is batting really well and Smith batted well in the last match. Amit Mishra bowled strongly in the last match and we also have Ravichandran Ashwin.
Kaif said, “Marcus Stoinis bowled well with the new ball in the last match and the way Rishabh Pant is captaining the team, especially on the turning pitch, it has been a good sign.” When asked about All-rounder Akshar Patel’s return to the Delhi Capitals team after recovering from Kovid-19, he said, “The balance of Delhi Capitals is now perfect”. He said, “Akshar has been an important member of this franchise. He played a key role in the team’s runners-up last season and this year will be no different. Playing Akshar, Mishra and Ashwin together will be a dreamy spin bowling attack for us.