Delhi Capitals want to be the most consistent team and win IPL 2020: Kagiso Rabada
The Delhi franchise will kick-off their IPL 2020 campaign by locking horns with Kings XI Punjab on September 20th.
Updated - Sep 8, 2020 10:12 pm
Ahead of their IPL 2020 campaign, Delhi Capitals’ tearaway Kagiso Rabada has said that he’s confident about his team delivering an impressive performance this season. The South African quick pointed out that the team wants to be the most consistent in this edition of the tournament.
IPL 2020, after many delays, is finally set to commence from September 19th in the UAE. Amid the pandemic, the cash-rich league will be played across three venues — Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.
Delhi Capitals, led by Shreyas Iyer, had made it to the playoffs in the 2019 edition and the team will be hoping to deliver a similar performance this season. Yet to clinch their maiden IPL title, DC would aim to script history on the UAE soil. After coming close to the trophy last season, Rabada is optimistic about DC clinching the title this year.
Hopefully, we can get off to a good start: Kagiso Rabada
“We had a really good season in 2019, so I know that we can challenge and win this competition because we came really close last season, so mentally I guess that helps. But also, it is a new tournament so we have to start again and we’ve got a nice group put together, nice team,” Rabada said in an official release issued by Delhi Capitals.
“We have to start again and start the whole process, so hopefully we can get off to a good start but win at the end of the season — we want to be the most consistent team and win at times when we really, really need to win,” he added.
Rabada, one of the most lethal pacers in international cricket, had scalped 25 wickets in 12 matches last season. He has now joined the training sessions of the Delhi franchise after completing the six-day isolation. The Delhi franchise will kick-off their IPL 2020 campaign by locking horns with Kings XI Punjab on September 20th.
“It feels good to be running in and to be with some teammates as well. It is, of course, some old teammates and some new ones,” said Rabada on his first training session with the franchise.
“This situation is quite unique, not a lot of people get to do this. We’re in the middle of a desert, playing cricket — it’s something that I didn’t think I would ever be able to do. So it’s a lot of fun also,” he added.
Rabada, who was the second-highest wicket-taker in IPL 2019, also opened up on how the lockdown helped him to take a break from cricket. “It’s been a high volume of cricket in the past five years for me, but I really enjoyed the break at home. I was just chilling with my family, getting to see my friends (virtually) during the lockdown. So yeah being home was the best thing,” Rabada added.