The win against Chennai was extremely satisfying as it was timely and got us closer to our initial goal of making the semifinals for the third straight year. We now gear up for our all important game against the Deccan Chargers, who must also be feeling recharged after their run chase against Punjab in Dharamsala yesterday.
We will be playing in Delhi once again, and while the last match, against Punjab, did not go our way, we have a fair measure of the wicket and conditions at the Kotla. Against the Kings XI team, the pitch was slower and drier than we expected, and as a result we were unable to put up a good score.
This time round, we have an opportunity to fall back on that experience and get it right. It's really hot in Delhi right now, so the pitch is drying up which makes strokeplay slightly difficult.
The good news is that the team has taken a lot of confidence from our performance against Chennai in their territory. We were asked to bowl first, and Dirk Nannes andRead More »from Gambhir was exceptional