Skipper Sehwag upbeat about Daredevil's performance in IPL 5
Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag believes if his side can play to its potential it can figure in the play-offs of the Twenty20 tournament this year.cricket Updated: Mar 16, 2012 10:33 IST
Satisfied with the squad at his disposal for the upcoming fifth season of the Indian Premier League, Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag believes if his side can play to its potential it can figure in the play-offs of the Twenty20 tournament this year.
Sehwag said with a strong batting and pace bowling line up at his disposal this year, Daredevils has the potential to go the distance in the upcoming IPL 5.
"I clearly asked for specific players (in the auction) and got them, especially Mahela Jayawardene, Kevin Pietersen, Ross Taylor and Andre Russell. Hopefully, we will deliver and live up to the expectations of the Delhi Daredevils supporters," he said.
"I think it is good that we have a lot of Indian bowlers in the attack. I can then give the chance to foreign batsmen to be a part of the eleven. I am confident that we have bowlers like Varun Aaron, Umesh Yadav, Irfan Pathan and Shahbaz Nadeem and other all-rounders who can do the job as a bowling unit," Sehwag said in a statement issued by the Daredevils.
"Basically T20 is a batsman's game and if the bowlers can restrict the opposition to 150 or 160 or even 180, we can chase that down with the kind of batting we have got."
Although the explosive Delhi batsman rued the absence of a quality spinner in the Daredevils squad, he said his side has the firepower in its pace department to upset any team.
"I think we tried everything but we were not left with enough in the auction purse to buy a world class spinner. We needed some top-class batsmen rather than one good quality spinner.
First Published: Mar 16, 2012 10:29 IST