Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s spinner has said that they need to take care of the basics when they take on Delhi Capitals in the second Qualifier of the Indian Premier League.
Rashid Khan and his team were victorious in Eliminator at Abu Dhabi as they beat RCB. Unlike RCB, SRH has peaked at the right time and entered the business end of the tournament on the back of three consecutive wins.
Rashid Khan Kept It Simple And Thanks God For Winning Eliminator
Rashid Khan has 19 wickets from 15 matches at an average of 16.73 and economy of 5.3. The average is 3rd so far, and the economy rate is least among all bowlers so far. He is 8th among the wicket-takers list which is headed by Jasprit Bumrah of Mumbai Indians. Jasprit Bumrah has 27 wickets from 14 matches averaging 13.92.
“It was tough, it was the same kind of feeling like the game against KXIP. A game which is Eliminator, and that pressure as well. Thank god we won it. Just kept it very simple for myself, just hit a good area,” Rashid told host broadcaster Star Sports after the match.
“As long as I’m hitting that area, I’m good. I’ve watched my videos and analyzed that most of the time I’ve been hit when I bowl full. So I try to bowl the right areas. This wicket sometimes you get a skiddy kind of turn,” he added.
Rashid Khan has taken 74 wickets in 61 matches in IPL averaging a meagre 20.41 at an economy rate of 6.24.
Rashid Khan: Need To Do Basics Right Against Delhi Capitals
SRH now face Delhi Capitals at the same ground, and the spinner already has a plan.
“Today it wasn’t that, it was a bit slow and not skidding as much as the last time we played here. You just have to keep it simple, back of a length. We just need to do the basics right against Delhi and see what happens,” said Rashid Khan
Leg Spinner Rashid Khan has played IPL since 2017 and picked more than 15 wickets each time after being bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for 4 crores. He was one of the eleven cricketers to play in Afghanistan’s first-ever Test match, against India, in June 2018. Among spinners in IPL 2020, Yuzvendra Chahal is leading with 21 wickets in 15 games averaging 19.28.