A breakdown of the questions you voted on will appear here.
Pulse connects you to the
Get closer to the this season by using Pulse while you watch the LIVE matches. Pulse asks you a range of questions relevant to the LIVE action as it unfolds. Your votes will be featured in the telecast in real-time and debated by the commentators, players and stars. If you've got a great question of your own, we'd love to hear it.
The Delhi Daredevils are finally up to winning ways in IPL 2013. Perhaps it was the momentary shift in their home ground or a drastic shift in their fortunes that led to back-to-back wins here in Raipur. In either case, the Daredevils’ cause has been helped by valuable contributions in their ranks in all three departments.
During a chat with IPLT20.com, DD pacer Morne Morkel, who played a crucial role in restricting KKR under 140, attributed DD’s recent success to the team doing the basics right. The 28-year-old is now looking forward to playing against fellow South African,Dale Steyn, when the rejuvenated Daredevils take on the Sunrisers Hyderabadon Saturday.
Here are excerpts from Morkel’s interview:
On DD’s back-to-back wins in Raipur
It is nice to have a bit of momentum. And if we try and do our basics as best as possible, we can keep it up. We have got ourselves to blame that we had a low start to the tournament. But I think the most important thing right now is to enjoy and try and play good cricket.
On his sub-six economy rate against KKR
The whole tournament I have been bowling well. It was important for me to stick to the basics and make the most of the conditions and back myself. If I do that, I perform the way I did (against KKR).
Actually, I don’t even know about it to be honest (smiles). I will have to go watch the replay. Hopefully, next time things will go my way. You need a little bit of luck, but mostly you create your luck in this game.
On the subject of luck – the new, lucky home ground
Yeah. We have come out here and have had two great games. The Raipur crowd has been unbelievable. It is a great venue, a great stadium and hopefully we can play more matches here.
On the energy in the dressing room
Throughout the tournament, the atmosphere in the dressing room has been positive. We know we didn’t do well in a few areas and we are trying to do better in those. And now we are playing winning cricket and entertaining cricket. You never know what can happen with that – we can even sneak into the playoffs through the back door. On the next away game against SRH
I am looking forward to it. Dale’s bowling well; he is bowling quickly as well. It’s nice to be able to play against him. He is a beautiful bowler. We hope to get a positive result there.
1: Number of toss won by Mahela Jayawardene in 10 matches. He has now lost six toss in a row. His counterpart Gautam Gambhir has won eight toss in 10 matches.
2: Number of times Irfan Pathan has caught brother Yusuf Pathan in an IPL match. The first and only other such instance had come in 2010 at Delhi. The bowler was Umesh Yadav.
4: Number of fifties scored by David Warner in IPL 2013 - most by any batsman, along with Michael Hussey and Rohit Sharma.
5: Number of players who have got out without facing a ball in IPL 2013. Gambhir joined Jacques Kallis, Amit Mishra, Manpreet Gony and Ambati Rayudu, the other batsman to suffer this fate.
6: Number of Indian batsmen to aggregate 3000 runs in Twenty20 cricket. Virender Sehwag joined Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni.
9: Number of times Gautam Gambhir has been dismissed run-out in IPL – second most after Venugopal Rao, who has suffered this fate 10 times. Praveen Kumar and Yusuf Pathan have also been dismissed 9 times in IPL.