Team in positive mood despite losses: Morkel

Apr 12, 2013, 10:02 IST | IANS

Victory against Hyderabad will help in building momentum, says Delhi Daredevil's South African import

Delhi Daredevils’ South African import Morne Morkel yesterday said the team was in a positive mood even after the three consecutive losses and hoped a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad today would give his team some momentum.

Delhi, who were the league toppers in the last edition, have been a shadow of themselves, losing their opening three matches.

DD players celebrate the wicket of MI skipper Ricky Ponting on Tuesday. Pic/Atul Kamble

“Not a lot of things have gone right for us but we are still in a good mood and team is in good spirit. Even after our losses we are still positive and hope we can deliver something special and get the momentum going,” Morkel said yesterday.

Sehwag likely to play
One of the biggest problems in the team has been the injury to star batsmen Kevin Pietersen and Virender Sehwag. While the Englishman has been ruled out of the entire tournament, Sehwag is expected to make a return today.

“He is definitely improving but will take a call tomorrow morning. He is a big player for us and if he returns it will be massive for us,” said Morkel.

Sunrisers mentor VVS Laxman yesterday said he is not really worried about his batsmen’s unimpressive performance. “You have to realise that the first two matches we played, the wicket wasn’t really conducive for runs and the conditions were really tough. But in Bangalore we scored 161. We have many talented batsmen in our side who can really win matches for us.

They managed 126 and 130 in home matches.

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