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IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals have right mix of youth and experience, did not panic - Sourav Ganguly

After the early jitters, Delhi Capitals found their groove and strung together a number of impressive performances.

cricket Updated: May 01, 2019 08:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
File image of Sourav Ganguly
File image of Sourav Ganguly(PTI)

Former Indian captain and currently the mentor for Delhi Capitals, Sourav Ganguly has said that the turnaround in the fortunes of Delhi this season has been because of the trust shown in the players by the management even when things were not working out for them.

He also said that there is the perfect mix of youth and experience in the squad which has worked out perfectly for the side.

“There is no such word called inexperience in this team. We have the right mix of youth and experience. It is also a huge boost to get an experienced player like Shikhar coming out and batting with so much confidence. His form was very crucial for the Capitals,” Ganguly told TOI.

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After the early jitters, Delhi Capitals found their groove and strung together a number of impressive performances which according to Ganguly has been possible because the management gave the required confidence to the players and stuck with them.

“Right after losing the Kings XI Punjab match, Capitals didn’t react in panic by chopping and changing the team. They persisted with proven players and this team is really making us proud,” he further added.

Speaking about the bowlers, the former Indian captain singled out Kagiso Rabada and praised his form. Also, he spoke about the all-round importance of Axar Patel.

“It’s not only the batsmen who are making it count. The bowlers are doing excellent work. Rabada has been outstanding, so too the other fast bowlers. Axar Patel too has contributed in all departments,” Ganguly said.

First Published: Apr 30, 2019 15:31 IST

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