Once again, Delhi Capitals have struggled while chasing a tally. They have been outsmarted by Mumbai Indians in their own den. The leg-spinner Rahul Chahar was the wrecker-in-chief for Mumbai in the powerplay and middle overs of the game. Meanwhile, the batting coach Praveen Amre reflects on the poor show by Delhi.
This is not the first time that Delhi losing the plot in the middle but also in the previous occasions, where they started innings well but failed to carry on with the momentum. The notable one was against Kings XI Punjab when Sam Curran picked a hat-trick.
Middle overs cost us the game – Praveen Amre
Speaking of the game, Praveen Amre highlighted the positive aspect before getting into further details. He quoted that powerplay has been good for the team, where they scored 49 runs without loss of wickets.
”If you see the last two games as well, we [didn’t do] very well in the powerplay. The positive in this game was we did very well till that point. We were 49 for no loss in this particular game. I think it was those middle overs that cost us; I think that’s the area we have to work on, to be honest,” Praveen Amre said.
Then, he pointed out the mistakes in the middle overs, probably, the phase, where they lost their plot. He quoted that it is the area of concern, which they need to address as quickly as possible.
“Those middle overs, if we can play well, those spinners’ overs, that will be very important because if you see in this particular game, 10 overs for 52 and we lost four wickets in the middle overs,” he added.
Rahul Chahar bowled brilliantly:
The leg-spinner Rahul Chahar has shown his class for the team when it matters the most. He dismissed the dangerous Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and then bowled a ripper to dismiss Shreyas Iyer.
“[Chahar was] outstanding. The three wickets [he took] were very important. He bowled in the powerplay also. So that gave [Mumbai Indians] that extra cushion so that they can use their experienced bowlers later on. Exactly that was what happened. He controlled the game. Shikhar’s wicket was the prize wicket he got,” Praveen said.
Well, as Praveen Amre said, Delhi Capitals need to work on their middle overs’ vows as quickly as possible, Surprisingly, they are doing pretty well in the away games rather than doing good at home conditions.