Corey Anderson said Zaheer Khan is a “smart cricketer” after Delhi Daredevils thrashed Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Saturday.
Corey AndersonAs a bowler, you have to read the game. Zaheer sets some interesting fields and he’s a smart cricketer. It’s a nice confidence to have. It was a clinical performance from the bowlers. It’s valuable to be able to chop and change combinations. Finding the right people to do the job is key.
Zaheer Khan attributed his side's 51-run thrashing of Kings XI Punjab in an IPL match in Delhi to sticking to the basics.
Zaheer KhanWe just did the basics right. Got a decent start. we did not lose wickets regularly. The pitch was slow and we executed the plans well. It was important that we accelerate at the right time and the start was good from Samson and Billings. We have good batsmen to hit in the end and the platform needs to be good, which it was today.
Electing to bat, Delhi scored 188 for 6 in their allotted 20 overs and then restricted Punjab to 137 for 9.
Talking about his bowlers' clinical show, Zaheer said:
The way Nadeem bowled was crucial. It was important not to give away runs. I bowled a lot of cutters too. Happy with the way things are going. So far so good.
A disappointed Punjab captain Glenn Maxwell said his side gave 30 runs too many to Delhi batsmen.
Glenn MaxwellWe were a bit behind with the bat. We probably gave 30 too many in conceding 188. We let ourselves go and gave them too many boundary balls at the back end. We’re not executing well enough with the ball. We failed in all three facets of the game today.
“Axar continues to show he’s a superstar and Cariappa did well too,” he added.
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