IPL 2019

Defeat to CSK was a existence check, says Shreyas Iyer

Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer rued losing discerning wickets as his group slumped to a 80-run defeat opposite a Chennai Super Kings during a M.A. Chidambaram on Wednesday.

“After a kind of start we got (Delhi was 52/2 during one stage), we should have during slightest reached tighten to a total. It was a existence check for us. We need to consider where we went wrong and come behind strongly,” Iyer pronounced during a post compare presser.

Chennai recovered good after a composed start interjection mostly to MS Dhoni’s dominant 22-ball 44 that propelled a horde to a winning sum of 179.

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Asked about Dhoni’s impact, Iyer remarked, “We can’t censure a bowlers since we had an gifted supporter like Dhoni in a middle. He can change a diversion from round one and if he stays compartment a end, he can take them to a good total. The bowlers too feel a vigour when MS is in a middle.”

With in-form opener Shikhar Dhawan descending for 19 off 13 balls, Delhi indispensable Iyer and keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant to tack a partnership. However, Pant was out to a unreasonable shot off Imran Tahir’s bowling.

Iyer, acknowleding Pant could have played ‘smart’, said, “He has won matches for us progressing in a season. A batsman like him can spin a movement with one innings.. so we wouldn’t wish to quell his style. we like a approach he bats.”

Delhi plays Rajasthan Royals in a final joining diversion during a Ferozeshah Kotla on Saturday.

Article source: https://sportstar.thehindu.com/cricket/ipl/ipl-2019-delhi-capitals-defeat-to-chennai-super-kings-reality-check-shreyas-iyer/article27008452.ece

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