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IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals can take energy from their first-half performance: Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada confident of DC big effort

Dubai, September 21: Delhi Capitals' fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, who has taken 8 wickets in 7 matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) season so far, expressed that the team has given itself a good chance of qualifying for the playoffs following a brilliant performance in the first half of the season.

The Delhi franchise registered 6 wins from 8 matches in the first half of the tournament. "I think the guys are in a good space as we have been playing some cricket since the first half of the tournament. That's a positive for the team. It's also nice to start the second half of the season being on top of the table.

"However, we still have a lot of work to do. We've given ourselves a good chance to qualify for the playoffs and earn a spot in the final," Rabada stated in an official release.

Rabada added that he feels at home whenever he joins the Delhi Capitals family. "It's no longer foreign to come into the DC environment for me. We know each other very well and we have also connected on a deeper level. We know about each other's lives outside of cricket as well.

We connect with each other when we are not playing the IPL. I've stayed in touch with Shreyas and connected with players on their birthdays."

Speaking about the return of Shreyas Iyer, Rabada said that the batsman is a phenomenal player and great for the balance of the side.

''It's awesome to have Shreyas back. He's a phenomenal batter and an integral part of our team. He's good for the balance of the team. I'm sure he's itching to play. He seems to be in good spirits and he seems to be hitting the ball well," said Rabada.

The fast bowler further expressed that the Delhi Capitals will give it their best shot to win the IPL trophy this season. "We've had unfinished business since the day the Delhi Capitals didn't win a final.

We are coming back after a break and it's just one final stretch for us. Hopefully, we can do it for our fans and our families this season. We are just going to give it our best shot. The guys believe that they can do it so that's a great sign," he added.

The Delhi Capitals are set to take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday (September 22) and a win can push them closer to the play-off berth if not almost assuring them a place in the knockouts.

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Story first published: Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 13:13 [IST]
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