Mumbai, April 10: Delhi Capitals’ explosive starter David Warner stated that his team wants to get past Kolkata Knight Riders in their match at IPL 2022 as he strongly believes that the pitch is a win or lose aspect of the game. Delhi look to snap their two-match losing streak when they take on Kolkata at Brabourne Stadium on Sunday.
“For us it’s about trying to get another win across the board, we can’t afford to be too far behind in wins. It’s about going out there and giving it our best. As a collective, what we can control is whether everyone contributes his 100 percent attitude on the field, it’s very helpful. Fielding is a big component and he wants to play outside of Kolkata, that’s where the game is won or lost,” Warner said in a pre-match chat with broadcasters. StarSports. .
Being with Delhi in this IPL season is the southpaw Warner’s second stint with the team after 2009 to 2013. Asked about the transformations in the league and T20 play from then to the present, Warner noted that the tournament is It has become much more professional. .
“Since when I started, T20 was more about hitting and laughing, but back then, it was more about going out there and playing your game. But now franchises are looking to put more and invest teams for the future. It has to be much more professional.
“Over the last seven or eight years, it’s become more of an established environment and you have to step up to your best form in a professional sport. Every individual athlete is a professional and since I started, it’s much more professional.” Warner, 35, credits running for a long time with maintaining his fitness levels in the run-up to the tournament. “As I get older, I have a great running partner in my wife, we started doing some longer stints to get me going. I do a few sprints here and there, but it’s definitely the longer stints that get me going.” In another pre-match chat, Delhi all-rounder Lalit Yadav revealed that playing shorter format home matches has boosted his confidence to prepare for IPL 2022.
“I’m more confident this season than last. I’m less scared and I enjoy this part of my game. Having played short-form cricket in home games helps during the IPL. I’m a batsman who can bowl at the same time.” . time a bowler who can bat, depending on the requirements of the team.