Going to their first IPL final is the “best feeling ever” for Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer, who now wants his team to play freely against the Mumbai Indians in the title clash.
The Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 points to reach the final, which will be played in Dubai on Tuesday.
“(It’s) the best feeling ever. Journey has been a roller coaster. Emotions keep going up and down, so you can’t have the same set of routines. I have to keep cutting and changing, ”Iyer said in the post-game presentation.
“Hoping that in the next game too, against MI, the bigger team, we can play freely.”
Iyer said it was the team’s collective effort that wore them.
“In the end, we stayed together as a family. I am very happy with the effort that each individual has put in. But we got the support of the coaches and support staff. On top of that, the team was so special. Really lucky to have such an amazing team, ”said Iyer.
Speaking of Sunday’s game, Iyer said, “We were going 10 points per over, but we know Rashid can be lethal down the middle. The plan was not to give him wickets.
“We were lacking with the opening partnership, so we needed a quick start. We figured if Dhawan left and played as many deliveries as possible, he could give us a good start.
SRH captain David Warner said he was proud of his team despite failing to make it to the final.
“First and foremost, nobody gave us a chance at the start. Mumbai has a great team, and so does Delhi and RCB, but I’m proud to be where we are today.
“Natarajan is a discovery of this IPL, and he was exceptional. Rashid was amazing, as was Manish Pandey at No 3. Overall it was awesome. I want to thank all of our home supporters.
Warner, however, admitted that the field bet let his team down in the tournament.
“The main thing is the attitude on the pitch. You can’t win if you don’t take catches so we have to do a lot better next time around – that’s what disappointed us in this tournament – the attitude on the pitch, ”said the explosive newbie from Australia.
Asked about the impact of injuries on key players like Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Wriddhiman Saha, he said: “It has been difficult, but the rest of the players have been excellent in their roles to get us to where we are today. .
Man of the Match Marcus Stoinis for his 38 with the bat and 3/26 with the ball said he was thrilled to be in the first IPL final.
“I played a lot of IPL, but this is my first final. It was difficult in my 40s, but a little silverware is a good motivation, ”he said.
“MI is a very good team. Have played regularly. But they have to be out of the game. Our best cricket should be good enough to win.
Asked about the opening of DC’s innings, he said, “I did it in the Big Bash League for a few seasons and it was good to have an opportunity in the IPL.
Of his bowling alley he said, “I never know what it’s gonna be early. There was some swing at the beginning. So take a look before you get a crack. It was a really cool counter.
“My thought process was to change my holds and see what I got out of the wicket and change my tactics with wide yorkers and slower balls.