Dhawan hails Capitals' work

01 May 2021 23:26:38 GMTPlus10

Delhi Capitals batsman Shikhar Dhawan has praised his team for their collective efforts in this year's Indian Premier League going into Sunday's match with Punjab Kings.

Delhi's Dhawan is among the leading runscorers in this year's IPL, having scored 311 runs in seven innings and averaging 44.42 in the competition.

But team-mates Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant have also impressed at the crease with 269 and 199 runs respectively in the IPL in 2021, while Avesh Khan has also been a danger with the ball for Delhi, taking 13 wickets.

As a result, Delhi have managed five wins from seven matches this term, having overcome Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets last Thursday.

Shaw and Dhawan put on 128 runs at the top of the order for the Capitals on that occasion and the latter believes the team's success is down to a number of top performances rather than one star individual.

Speaking about his side's season so far, Dhawan said: "We have won five out of seven matches so we are in a pretty good position at the moment.

"The good thing is that the entire team is doing well and we are not depending on any one individual - there has always been someone who has taken responsibility to win matches for us - we have a strong side.

"The Punjab Kings are a good side - we cannot take any team in the IPL lightly. We have to make sure that we give our best and implement our plans properly every time we step on the field."

Delhi Capitals are 1/2 to beat Punjab Kings, who are 13/8 to win, in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.

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