IPL Is A High-Pressure Environment - Kagiso Rabada

IPL Is A High-Pressure Environment – Kagiso Rabada

IPL 2019. Kagiso Rabada, Delhi Capitals, Cricket South Africa
Kagiso Rabada. Photo by Saikat Das /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

It has been a brilliant season for Kagiso Rabada in the Indian Premier League. The flamboyant bowler has delivered goods for the team with his exceptional fast bowling. Meanwhile, the South African star bowlers open up on the tournament and his work ethics to be consistent in the game.

Rabada believes that Delhi Capitals has got the decent squad, which will help them win the tournament. Further, he also believes that the bowling section has got required firepower to seal the deal for the team.

I have been working on my skills – Kagiso Rabada

The South African star bowler quoted that he is working on his skills in the nets to deliver goods for the team. He quoted that the game of cricket is pretty simple but requires the patience and hard work to hit the same line and lengths in the practice.

Kagiso Rabada

Rabada wants to stick with the line and lengths, which worked for him in his career so far. He doesn’t want to complicate himself by trying new things as long as the regular lines are working for him.

“I’ve just been working on my skills in the nets, trying to improve in particular areas and also working on the things that I’ve worked on in the past,” Rabada told cricket.com.au. I try to find a combination of sticking to what works for me, and then reading the game, learning about the game, and learning what can make me a better cricketer.”

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Kagiso Rabada (Credits – IPL)

“It’s a game of simplicity, really. I just practice my good lengths, good lines, and then look to adapt on the day to what’s going to be needed, whether it be variations or whatever ball is required at any particular batsman.”

I am dealing with that pressure:

Further, he went on to add saying that the tournament is a pressure-filled, where the players need to be on their toes throughout the game. Further, he went on to add saying that he is coping up well with that.

“IPL is a high-pressure environment, where you’ll think of something in the moment and really need to execute,” he explained.  It’s about dealing with that pressure. There are always moments in the game where there’s pressure, and we play the game to win, so you have to be able to,” he added.

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Photo by: Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

On super over to Andre Russell:

Explaining the super over against KKR, Rabada quoted that he is very clear in going for a yorker against Andre Russell without any further thoughts. He believes that the instinctive moments will work for the good results rather than planning something.

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“I thought, ‘Big boundary, hmm, what do we bowl here?'” he said at the time. “We could bowl bouncers. We could bowl slower balls. But it’s risky. It’s gamble balls. I wasn’t really feeling them on the day. On another day, I could have felt them. But today I felt the yorker,” he inferred.

However, the South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada has begun his second IPL season with Delhi franchise well, taking 19 wickets in the race for Purple Cap.

It would be interesting to see how he approaches the remaining part of the Indian Premier League for Delhi Capitals. His workload management will also be key, as he is South Africa’s main bowler in the grand event.

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