IPL 2018: Liam Plunkett feels that the Daredevils is a win away from gaining momentum

Liam Plunkett returned with figures of 4-0-17-3 in his IPL debut for Delhi Daredevils.

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England’s Liam Plunkett. (Photo by JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Delhi Daredevils (DD) have currently been in abysmal form and are languishing at the bottom of the league table of the Indian Premier League (IPL). They have slumped in five out of their six games and haven’t been able to gain any sort of momentum in the tournament. Their only victory came against the Mumbai Indians at the iconic Wankhede Stadium.

They played their last game against the Kings XI Punjab in New Delhi and tantalizingly fell short despite Shreyas Iyer’s valiant efforts. However, the Delhi bowlers impressed in the game. Liam Plunkett, who made his debut in the IPL, nipped out three vital wickets at a frugal economy rate. The 33-year highlighted the significance of clinically finishing the game in a recent interaction with the media. Also, he sounded excited about the performance he was able to dish out in the contest.

“One good win”- Liam Plunkett

“It was really disappointing to lose such a close game. I think we should have won this match, but this is how cricket works. You can play well for 39 overs but it all depends on how you finish the game. It is really frustrating for all of us. It was a great feeling to finally get a game in the IPL. I wanted to perform well for the side and I am extremely happy that I was able to take crucial wickets on my debut in the competition” Plunkett was quoted as saying at the post match-conference.

The Yorkshire-born cricketer also talked about his previous experience of playing on the slow and low wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Moreover, the English cricketer feels that Delhi can still make a comeback despite their string of horrendous shows and signified consistent performances as paramount in order for them to progress deep into the cash-rich tournament.

“From the beginning, we knew that the wicket is assisting the bowlers and this was really similar to the turf I played on during the 2016 ICC World T20. I played three games for England at this venue and that experience helped me in getting accustomed to the situation. We have remembered that there are a lot of games left in the tournament. All we need is one good win and that momentum will help us in stitching together good results,” he added.

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