Delhi Daredevils’ bowling is about to get strengthened for the remainder of the IPL 8 as their experienced bowler Zaheer Khan is most likely to make a comeback for their clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground on April 26.
Zaheer has been struggling for full fitness since he joined the DD’s camp but assistant coach Pravin Amre is confident that the pacer will get fit in time for the RCB match.
“We are hopeful that by the 26th game he will be fit. But it depends on the physio. Like today he did bowl in the nets, so we are very positive about it.”
When asked what went wrong for DD in their match against KKR, Amre said that the team was 20 runs short but expressed confidence in the batters by saying that they’ll bounce back in the upcoming matches and put up huge totals.
“We can’t complain about the wicket. Whatever wicket is there, we have to play good cricket and I think today we were just short of 20 runs,” said Amre.
“We still have three games here and the two away wins were also important for us. I think the next game we play against Mumbai Indians will be very important for us.
“We must give credit to the KKR bowlers because they bowled extremely well to give just 36 runs in the first powerplays. I will say that Umesh bowling four overs for 18 runs was very crucial, because we could not even get runs in the death overs.
“That was the time we knew that we were 20 runs short, especially on the Delhi wicket. 170 plus is a par score but you must give credit to the KKR bowlers because they bowled brilliantly,” concluded Amre.