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Funny that DD have a great run rate in IPL 2017, but are 6th in standings: Rahul Dravid

Delhi Daredevils are sixth in the 2017 Indian Premier League points table with two wins under his belt, but their run rate has been quite impressive this season.

ipl 2017 Updated: Apr 24, 2017 18:47 IST
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Rahul Dravid believes that Delhi Daredevils will be able to stage a comeback in the 2017 Indian Premier League.(HT Photo)

Delhi Daredevils coach Rahul Dravid said on Monday that he finds it weird that despite being sixth on the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table, the team still have highest net run-rate. (IPL POINTS TABLE)

Sitting at the sixth spot with four points, Delhi Daredevils have failed to perform consistently in this year’s IPL as they have lost four of their six matches and could only manage two wins.

Dravid, however, backed his side saying he has full faith that his players will turn it around in the upcoming matches of the cash-rich league.

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“We find us in a funny situation of being sixth on the table and having the highest run rate. I have never seen a situation like that. So, that really shows that we are playing some good cricket. So, I have full faith in the youngsters and the team combination that boys will turn around the things in next seven or eight games,” Dravid said at a promotional event.

“I have a full faith in the youngsters we have got. We are half way through the tournament and we have played some good cricket but we lost a few close games,” he added.

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In their last match, Delhi lost to Mumbai Indians by 14 runs at a jampacked Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 22.

Asked to bat first by the visitors, Mumbai posted 142/8 in their allotted 20 overs and then produced a superb bowling performance to restrict Delhi to 128/7.

First Published: Apr 24, 2017 18:44 IST