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Ojha, Russell talk about Delhi Daredevils’ good run in IPL 2012
By IPL Staff
New Delhi 28 April 2012
After beating the mighty Mumbai Indians yesterday, the Delhi Daredevils will take on the Rajasthan Royals tomorrow. They will be hoping to secure another win and strengthen their position in the league table. Ahead of the match, wicketkeeper Naman Ojha and Andre Russell spoke about their team and what sharing the dressing room with great players like Virender Sehwag, Kevin Pietersen and Mahela Jayawardene has taught them. Excerpts from their press-conference:
On whether their position seems a little secure Naman Ojha: We are just concentrating on our next match against Rajasthan Royals tomorrow and not thinking ahead too much.
On being an opener but having to play lower down the order Naman Ojha: It is the requirement of the team that I play lower down the order. So, I am trying to play as well as I can in the few overs that I get to bat and contribute as well as I can towards a victory. On playing in the IPL
Andre Russell: I am happy to be here. I am excited about the games I have been watching from the sidelines. I am positive and confident of the guys and am waiting to get my chance. But at the moment, we have a very good team [...]. I am hoping to get a chance and make use [of the opportunity I get] whenever that happens.
On David Warner coming into the side Andre Russell: [It’s good] with Warner coming in to the side I think. Warner is a batsman and KP [Kevin Petersen] is leaving soon, so he is going to take up where KP left off in the batting department. I still believe that I can get into the final [playing] eleven whenever the team needs me. I am here to support the guys in every way that I can. [...] I am ready for any opportunity; and whenever I get a chance, I will grab it with both hands. On the IPL experience
Andre Russell: it has been a very good experience so far. KP is a great guy and [Morne] Morkel, [Mahela] Jayawardene and all these guys, and also [Virender] Sehwag the captain. I have been watching these guys from a young age [...]. It very interesting being around them and rubbing shoulders with them [...]; it’s a good thing for me and big experience. So, I am learning whatever I can learn from them. Even though I don’t get games this year, I know that next year I have to catch up [...]. I am hoping for the best for the guys because a winning team is always upbeat. If [I] don’t get a chance to go on the field for Delhi Daredevils in 2012 [but] we win the tournament, it will mean a lot to me and the team. [...] On plans for Ajinkya Rahane who has been in good form
Naman Ojha: We have team meeting tomorrow where we will plan for Ajinkya and rest of the guys.
On how has sharing the dressing room with players like Sehwag, Pietersen and Jayawardene helped his batting Naman Ojha: You get to learn a lot from being with players [like] KP, Viru paaji, Mahela. Batting with them in the nets, sharing the dressing room with them and watching them batting in a match, you get to learn a lot from them. They are very experienced players, so they share important points about the wicket, etc while playing in a match, and that helps you learn. [...] On whether he is satisfied with his wicketkeeping so far Naman Ojha: I am very satisfied with my keeping so far and I am trying to improve with each game. On whether he has a goal of getting back into the national side
Naman Ojha: I have played very well in the domestic matches and try to perform well everywhere. The rest is not in my hands.
Rajasthan Royals all-rounder talks about tomorrow’s clash with Delhi Daredevils
By IPL Staff
New Delhi 28 April 2012
A rejuvenated Rajasthan Royals team will take on the Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla tomorrow and hope to return to their winning ways by beating the table-toppers.
Speaking to the media ahead of the match, pacer Kevon Cooper shared his experience of playing in the premier Indian Premier League and spoke about his team.
Excerpts from Cooper’s pre-match press conference:
On the match tomorrow
We are looking forward to play this game. We had a good start, but towards the end we had a little disappointing finish [in the last couple of games]. I think the guys are keen and ready to play tomorrow; after four days rest, we are looking forward to this game. On the Delhi Daredevils
Delhi [Daredevils] have been playing well as a team. [But] cricket is a funny game and things can change. [...] This is a big game for us and we are looking forward towards this game.
On Shane Watson’s arrival
Shane, I think, will be here tonight. We are waiting for him to join the team. He is a good and experienced player. He has had a good series against the West Indies. We will be very happy to have him in the team.
On the way forward for RR
We sit and discuss some of our plans moving forward. After a few days off, the guys have thought about what really went wrong in the last game against RCB [Royal Challengers Bangalore] that we didn’t perform that well. [...] We have had a good start having beaten KKR and RCB at [their] home [grounds]. The first half of the tournament is gone and this is the last few games of the competition, and it is going to be tough and it is going to take a lot from us a team. We are very good as a team and we are going to go out there and play excellent cricket, and hopefully, we can come out victorious. On RR’s run so far and the match tomorrow
We have played eight games and we have won four and lost four. We would have liked to have won five of them, but unfortunately, we didn’t. [...] We need to win five games out of eight to qualify. The boys are looking forward to it. [...] Delhi is a very good team and they have been performing very well; [Virender] Sehwag, KP [Kevin Pietersen] and Mahela [Jayawardene]. So it is just a matter of us going out there and playing good cricket and sticking to our plans, and hopefully, we can beat them.
On the IPL experience
For me, it has been a dream to be playing in the IPL. [...] I try to enjoy [the game]. I have taken 10 wickets in five games. I wasn’t expecting that. It is just good for me to be part of IPL and I hope I can continue my good form, and hopefully, I can play a big part in this game against DD. On Rahul Dravid
It is a pleasure for me to be in the same dressing room as Rahul Dravid [who is] a legend; one of the greatest batsman ever. He is a cool guy [...]. It is nice to be in the same dressing room and same bus as him. He shares some of his knowledge and international experience with me. I just try to take every hint from him, and hopefully, I can apply it into my game.
On the possibility of Shaun Tait playing
He has been bowling well in the nets. As everyone knows, he has a little elbow injury, but he is bowling very well in the nets. [...] it is up to the coaches, so let’s see how it goes. On welcoming Watson into the team
He is a very good player and I have played against him in the Champions League T20. [...] The guys will accept him into the team with open arms. His skills and experience will help us a lot. Hopefully, he can come here and perform as well as he did against the West Indies.