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Performance within the first match will set the tone for DC this IPL: Mohammad Kaif

Assistant coach Mohammad Kaif believes that the primary match within the second half of the Indian Premier League will set the tone for the remainder of the event for desk toppers Delhi Capitals.

The second leg of the T20 league, which was suspended in May because of rising COVID-19 circumstances in India and a number of infections within the IPL bio-bubble, is about to renew within the UAE from September 19.

Capitals are at present on the high of the factors desk with 12 factors from eight matches.

“There has been a big break after the first half of the IPL but we are fortunate that most of the players are playing international cricket regularly,” Kaif mentioned in a media launch.

“We have a well-balanced aspect as there are gamers with worldwide cricket expertise and home gamers who’re doing nicely. The first match goes to be necessary for us.

“Our performance in the first match will set the pace for us,” he added.

Kaif mentioned that the position of some gamers within the staff could change because of the change of venue from India to UAE.

“We performed nicely in India and now we’ve to construct on our efficiency right here within the UAE. Compared to the primary half of the IPL, the roles of some gamers could change because the situations are completely different right here.

“We have to begin afresh within the second half of the event. We try to get used to the situations right here within the subsequent few days and also will play some observe matches.

Star batsman Shreyas Iyer, who missed the primary half of the season because of a shoulder damage, returned to the aspect for the second leg.

“The staff has not modified a lot as in comparison with the primary half of the event, nonetheless the most important plus for us is that Shreyas Iyer is again within the staff.

“He is a fantastic player and he has been playing well for us over the last few seasons. We look forward to seeing him play this season,” mentioned Kaif.

Capitals will tackle Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 22.

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With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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