Dilshan positive as RCB face must-win scenario vs Delhi

May 17, 2012, 08:20 IST | A Correspondent

In what is a must-win scenario, Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan feels his side has a good chance of beating table-toppers Delhi Daredevils here at the Feroz Shah Kotla today to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Today’s match is the penultimate league game in Indian Premier League-V for RCB and they need to win their last two engagements to qualify for the knockout stage.

Up for it: Tilkaratne Dilshan during Bangalore’s match against Mumbai on Monday. Pic/AFP

They play their final match against Deccan Chargers on Sunday. “We will have to play our best cricket. We had beaten Delhi in the first round.

They are a tough opposition and the team should do everything to win this. At the moment it is a good challenge for us,” Dilshan said on the eve of the match. 

“They are a strong team, compared to others. Both the teams are equal. We have an equal chance of winning but the team that plays better in all departments will win,” he added.

Dilshan showered praise on young Mayank Agarwal, who hit a 30-ball 64 against Mumbai Indians in their previous match. In all, the right-hander has 224 runs from 14 games. “He is a fantastic youngster. I told him that ‘you are one of the best’. He’s hitting and middling the ball well. The best thing is he can bat at any position,” he said. 

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