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OUR FANS AND THE FRANCHISE DESERVES MUCH BETTER: RAHUL DRAVID

OUR FANS AND THE FRANCHISE DESERVES MUCH BETTER: RAHUL DRAVID

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Rahul Dravid the mentor of the Delhi Daredevils said in an Interview that the loss that Delhi suffered by scoring just 67 runs against the Kings XI Punjab

 

He said that the side has very good players to defend the side and led them to a memorable victory against the other clubs and the team is very much hardworking, and obeys to whatever is being said with due respect

 

Dravid was at a loss of words to explain the dismal show from the Daredevils batsmen. "It's pretty disappointing," he started. "There's not much to say when you get out for 67. We were pretty disappointing on the day with our execution. We can only go up from here. We are better than what we showed today. We were very poor and didn't bat intelligently. We didn't access the conditions well enough and didn't give ourselves a chance.

 

"There have been times where we've played pretty good cricket. There have been times where we've lost close games. The three games that we lost were relatively close. The last couple of games we've not played well. Even in Calcutta, I thought we were very good in the first 15 overs and then lost the game in the last five overs."

 

"Well they are young but they have been played IPL for a while," he pointed out. "Most of them have shown glimpses of good performances. It's going to be up to us and themselves to lift ourselves and go out and play good cricket and not think too far ahead. Our fans and franchise deserve much better than what we did today."

 

In the clash against Kings XI, Daredevils were without Zaheer Khan, who was forced to miss the match because of a hamstring issue. Dravid revealed Karun Nair, who led the team, was appointed as the vice-captain at the start of the tournament and his appointment wasn't an impromptu decision. "We had decided pretty early on in the tournament that if Zaheer does get injured, Karun will lead the side," he said. "Last year's vice-captain JP (Duminy) isn't here and Quinton (de Kock) isn't here as well, so we have decided that Karun will take over the captaincy.

 

 

"There are times when you are going to run out of form whether you are the captain or the vice captain. It happens. This game is not a reflection of his captaincy. He has led junior teams and has led them quite well. There wasn't much he could do after we didn't put enough runs on the board. We would like him to score a few more runs."

 

 

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75