Delhi Capitals tried to keep Kolkata Knight Riders’ Andre Russell away from spinners too often during their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at Narendra Modi Stadium, said the universal Lalit Yadav.
“We had a plan where we wouldn’t do a lot of bowling in front of Andre Russell. We had a plan for Ishant, Rabada and Aves bowling for him and applying rituals and yorkers against him,” Yadav told a post-match press conference. Russell came out in the middle of the 11th after Yadav fired the KKR captain Eoin Morgan and Sunil Narine for ducks. In the end, he scored 45 of the 27 balls, pushing KKR to 154/6. However, DC won the match with seven wickets.
This was the third consecutive match in which Yadav made a significant contribution with a bat or ball. He said the opportunity to play regularly and the fact that he played home cricket with many of the senior squad members helped build confidence.
“Confidence increases when you are able to contribute to the cause of the country. Cricket depends on how we think and how positive it can remain,” Yadav said.
“I played domestic cricket for Delhi, there are some Delhi players in this franchise like Rishabh Pant, Ishant Sharma, and Shikhar davan. I have good connections with them, we played together in home cricket, so it works well for me in this franchise, “he said.