Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Bandh was unbeaten on 10 against Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday, but insisted that the bowling department did not need a “massive change” despite losing by three wickets on Tuesday.
KKR bowlers limited Delhi Capitals to 127 for 9 as their batting changed the target in 18.2 overs.
“I think we were 10 less, not much. We knew the wicket would fall in the second innings. But every team is trying to win the match,” Bandh said in a post-match presentation.
The Delhi batsmen struggled to manage double-digit scores with Bandh (39) and openers Steve Smith (39) and Shikhar Dhawan (24).
Batting was very difficult for new batsmen. We wanted to use the bat in the end, but we lost wickets and ended up short by 10, ”Bandh added.
The captain was “very happy” at the team’s bowling scene.
“We learn from our mistakes. I don’t think there’s a big change we need to make as a bowling department, some small things but we learn from our mistakes and move on to the next.
“We want to give 100% and if it doesn’t go our way we will learn and move forward,” Bandh said.
Winning captain Ian Morgan was “delighted” by his team’s performance.
“It’s hard to play two-day games in three days but it’s nice to get two points. Winning the toss and fielding is not an easy thing.
“Guys counted too much today, it came. When the outfield is slow, if you are caged it can come back to hurt you,” Morgan said.
“Both sides played hard. On a hot day, things can boil over. Fortunately it doesn’t.”
The win helped the two-time champions win three of their last four games since the league restarted, securing fourth place and praising head coach Brendan McCullum on how the Morgan team has performed.
“We all played in the right mood. It was a tough match against the Delhi Capitals. All the credit goes to our coach Brendan McCullum. It’s his ethics, his mentality and the boys who bought it.
Sunil Narine was selected as the captain of the match. He took two wickets, including Sreyas Iyer’s crucial wicket, while giving up only 18 runs off 10 balls before reaching 21 runs.
“Looking at some of the games here, I know there’s a little bit of spin here. I do not want to overfill. I ‘ve passed a lot.
“I have to give credit to the bowling coach, it’s a plus and it’s important for me to come back,” Narine said.