IPL 8: Delhi have the resources to go all the way, says skipper Duminy
Delhi Daredevils' loss to Rajasthan Royals on Sunday has left the visitors with a lot of work to do ahead of their Indian Premier League clash against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium today.
Skipper JP Duminy is well aware of the challenges they will face from Mumbai Indians, who have registered three consecutive wins now as they fight to keep their play-off hope alive.
"I still believe we have the resources and the team to go all the way in this tournament. There's no shortage of resources in our squad. It's just about how much we want it, and asking ourselves if we want it enough to believe in ourselves and go out there and give it our best shot.
DD's Yuvraj Singh dives during a practice session at the Wankhede yesterday. Pic/Atul Kamble
"Yes, there's probably one or two areas we need to relook at against Mumbai. Maybe the surface will be different, maybe the combination will be different. But for me, the main thing is making sure we arrive mentally switched on and ready to go into that battle head on," Duminy told reporters after their 14-run loss at the Brabourne Stadium Duminy also wants an improved body language from his teammates when they face MI.
"I thought we let ourselves down in the field. It wasn't just the dropped catches; I just thought our body language and intensity wasn't there and that's something we're going to have to address going into our next game. We seem to be blowing hot and cold, and if we want to give ourselves a chance in this tournament, we've got to find some sort of consistency," said Duminy.