IPL 2019: Use Dwayne Bravo’s endless energy in important match against DC, Sir Viv Richards advises CSK
CSK play DC in the Qualifier 2 of IPL 2019 to determine the finalist that faces MI.
Published - May 10, 2019 2:19 pm | Updated - May 10, 2019 2:19 pm
The Indian Premier League 2019 has come to its second qualifier match which will see Delhi Capitals go up against Chennai Super Kings, in a contest of youthful exuberance vs experience to be played at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam. Delhi Capitals are coming off of a close win over SRH in the Eliminator match, while CSK lost to MI in the first qualifier.
The Capitals team has youth on its side and its infectious energy and confidence is buoying the franchise which has made it to its first playoffs since 2012. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings has the experienced players who have been there and done everything in past seasons. They know how to handle the pressure and will be looking to get their eight chance at winning the coveted trophy.
Sir Viv Richards has some worthy advice for CSK
Sir Viv Richards has asked the Chennai Super Kings to dig deep into their own source of energy and match DC step with step in their own game of fearless cricket. Sir Richards was associated with the Delhi franchise as batting coach sometime back when they were Daredevils.
“Delhi Capitals have been certainly the most refreshing team to watch this season and their clash against the Chennai Super Kings for a spot in the final should be a treat. I would love to see CSK have someone like a Dwayne Bravo bat up the order if needed. He is a player who has an infectious energy that can electrify the rest of the team,” Sir Viv wrote in his column for Times of India.
Delhi as favorites feels Richards
“I still see DC as slight favorites in this match-up because they still seem a fresh unit even towards the end of a long tournament. This is a clash of experience against youth and DC’s energy has made a big difference for them throughout the tournament. CSK will have to match that energy in cricketing terms,” he added.
Sir Viv feels that DC has been playing fearless cricket thanks to their batting heroes like Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, and skipper Shreyas Iyer at the top, who take on the bowlers at will and disturb the rhythm of opposition from the start.
“It was an absolute joy watching Delhi finally win an IPL playoff game and even more exciting to see the swashbuckling duo of Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw lead the charge,” he further mentioned.