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Not under estimating Delhi Daredevils: Jayawardene

Kochi: Ahead of a high voltage match against Delhi Daredevils, Kochi Tuskers Kerala captain Mahela Jayawardene has said he is not under estimating the encounter despite the Delhi team ending on the losing side till now in the IPL.

After inspecting the pitch on his home turf at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Kochi, Jayawardene said that they have to gear up to battle it out with the Daredevils, as it has great players.

“They haven’t executed few things properly in most of the games, like you said close losses. I am sure they are disappointed, so when they are down they can be dangerous opponents, so have to go up against them and handle the situation well and try and keep them well, you know where we could control them from.

“But like I have said they have got some match winners and we have to be very careful about them," said Jayawardene.

He discussed about his team’s strategy for the upcoming match and hinted that not many drastic changes would be made.

"If you see the entire tournament, the last seven games we have played we kept changing a few things in team according to the opposition and conditions, that is how we have gone about and we will keep thinking in the same lines, you know what the wicket is going to be and how the opponents are?

“We will do that but we are not going to make drastic changes because we have lost couple of matches; what we have to remember is that we have to play some good cricket. Yes the last two outings were disappointing but you know we have got a good team; we just need to concentrate on the processes and try and execute the proper game plan," added Jayawardene.

In the meantime, Jayawardene``s men hit the ground and went through a gruelling session of net practice.

The Kochi Tuskers Kerala would be facing Delhi Daredevils on Saturday

Bureau Report

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