With Delhi Daredevils (DD) coming up with a decent 6-wicket win over defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in match 40 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday, Delhi have gathered the much-needed momentum for their chance to break into the top four of the league table. Wins in the next five games could guarantee Delhi a playoff spot. However, Delhi’s leg-spinner Amit Mishra says that they are not looking far ahead, but would take one match at a time. He also was impressed with the team’s performance with the bat and the ball, but said fielding is an area they need to work upon. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), IPL 2017, Match 40 at Delhi
“We are going match by match and are very positive. We all know now that we have got a very good team. It’s just about the click, and we clicked today in both batting and bowling. We are still struggling with the fielding a bit, as it was not good and up to the mark today. However, we are positive as we are covering all the areas, and just need to stay positive from hereon. At one point, our batting was not clicking. It has done so in Pune when we scored 200 runs. So if the batting clicks, the bowling has been always better for us,” he said during the post-match press conference. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), IPL 2017, Match 40 at Delhi
“As I have said before, you have very less time to think in this format. If anything goes wrong, who fall behind by miles. Everything needs to be executed perfectly in this format. It sometimes happens, and sometimes does not. The way we batted today was flawless, and the results in front of us,” he added. IPL 2017: Yuvraj’s finishing for SRH was fantastic, says David Warner
“We still have a chance to qualify we if we win our next five games. We are not concerned if we are playing at home or away, but are taking it match by match. Our preparation for today’s match was good, and now we shift focus to the next game. We will think on the areas that we could improve, especially fielding, which saw a few lapses today. We will have to make sure to not repeat the same mistakes as it could cost us during the crucial times. We are not thinking too far ahead either,” Mishra further said.
Speaking on his own bowling, he said, “My bowling is always wicket-taking bowling. If you take wickets in any format, it pressurises other teams. Today, I mixed my pace, but I am disappointed as I should have taken one or two more wickets. Nevertheless, I bowled well and I am very happy that my team has won as we take it forward from here.”