Here are the main talking points of the Delhi Capitals’ resounding defeat to the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai
Prior to Monday, only one team opted to beat Dubai after winning the draw David Warner’s decision turned out to be wise as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Chennai Super Kings in the remaining seven matches on the site, the team that won the draw chose to play and lost
Still, Virat Kohli chose to play today And lost In the draw Kohli said the reason for hunting was mainly based on the dew factor, which he noticed in some of the previous matches, including the successful pursuit of the Super Kings against the Kings XI Punjab on the same pitch on Sunday Inspired by watching the record-breaking partnership between Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis, Kohli said a « good partnership » was what it took The Royal Challengers lost three wickets in powerplay Their biggest partnership was 32 races between Kohli and Moeen Ali for the fourth wicket
Twenty-three Thirty-four Thirty-six Power play scores for the Capitals in their first three games A big weakness for the best team so far this IPL The desire to play with more intention was launched at Sharjah by Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan in their last game, against the Kolkata Knight Riders, when the Capitals ran 57 to 1 after the first six overs, which contributed to a score of 228 wins
Today, Shaw and Dhawan were even faster in setting the second-highest power play total this IPL: 63 to 0 Positive starts have positive consequences: At this point, ESPN’s Forecaster predicted the Capitals would end with 196 How precise was that!
Capitals coach Ricky Ponting admitted on TV Monday that slow starts were identified as a weakness Several teams suffered from slow starts, with one of the workers choosing to play with strike rate conservative With a batting order including powerful hitters in Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis and Shimron Hetmeyer, the Capitals cannot and do not need to lie dormant for long in a format where no target seems unreachable.
Despite the Capitals’ strong debut, one Royal Challengers bowler who kept his head held high was birthday boy Sundar, who turned 21 on Monday Sundar gave just 17 points on the power play, over three overs Sundar dominated Dhawan, playing six points in 13 deliveries against the experienced southpaw who could only take seven singles against the pitcher
The challenge for Kohli was to reduce the Capitals’ run rate As captain, Kohli is a creature of habit Sundar had also been knocked out before halfway in the previous RCB game No surprise as Kohli asked Sundar to finish his spell in the first half of the innings today Sundar did not disappoint, finishing as his team’s most economical bowler for the second game in a row with numbers 4-0-20-0
But did Kohli make a mistake in not saving at least one more from Sundar for later, especially against left batsman Rishabh Pant? Maybe Kohli thought he didn’t need it as he had another offspinner at his disposal to Moeen Ali, who only played two overs for 21 innings and Iyer’s wicket.
Chahal was the tournament’s best spinner Yet the legspinner did not complete his quota today, playing three of the four overs. You would estimate that Pant’s presence put doubts in Kohli’s mind against the throwing the ball to his senior spinner The match between Chahal and Pant in the IPL before today was 31 balls, 45 runs and 1 wicket Eventually this strategy backfired as Stoinis and Pant took advantage of the proposed pace to let the Capitals finish aggressively
Shane Warne Calls Stoinis “The Hulk” With his powerful build, Stoinis portrays the image of a powerful hitter Stoinis had not kept that promise at the IPL, however in the three years leading up to this IPL , Stoinis scored 1458 points at a strike rate of 126 with a limit every 66 balls (according to ball-to-ball-to-ball data from ESPNcricinfo) This IPL, however, Stoinis’ hit rate is nearly 199 – he stacked 123 runs from 62 balls with a limit every 33 balls
Most of those runs were blasted on Monday, with Stoinis showing his intention with virtually every delivery Most of the time he stood deep in the crease, moving around the stump a few times to clear the boundary on the side of the leg with a still head One of his best shots was the drive straight over Ali’s head, with a high elbow despite the ball entering his body Stoinis scored 31 points on 14 batting between passes 12 and 15 which is the most by a batsman in this phase of this IPL Today Stoinis was the Incredible Hulk
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