" \\r\\n<br><p>\\n<h2 class=\\"intro\\">\\nDelhi Capitals captain hopes to play freely against MI in the final.\\n<\\\/h2>\\n<\\\/p><div id=\\"content-body-14269002-33054152\\">\\n<p>Making it to their maiden IPL final is the \\u201cbest ever feeling\\u201d for Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer who now wants his team to play freely against Mumbai Indians in the title clash. <\\\/p><p>Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs to reach the final, set to to be played on Tuesday in Dubai.<\\\/p><p>\\u201c(It\\u2019s) Best feeling ever. Journey has been a roller-coaster. The emotions keep going high and low, so you can\\u2019t have a same set of routines. Have to keep chopping and changing,\\u201d Iyer said at the post-match presentation.<\\\/p><p>\\u201cHoping that in the next game as well, against MI, the biggest team, we\\u2019re able to play freely.\\u201d <\\\/p><p>Iyer said it was team\\u2019s collective effort that carried them. <\\\/p><p>\\u201cEnd of the day we stuck together as a family. (I am) Very happy with the effort every individual has put in. But (we) have been getting support from coaches and support staff. On top of that, the team has been so special. Really fortunate to have such an amazing team,\\u201d Iyer said.<\\\/p><p> Talking about Sunday\\u2019s match, Iyer said, \\u201cWe were going at 10 runs per over, but we know Rashid can be lethal in the middle. The plan was to not give him wickets.\\u201d <\\\/p><p> \\u201cWe were lacking with the opening partnership, so (we) needed a rocket start. We thought if Dhawan goes and plays maximum deliveries he can give us a good start,\\u201d Iyer added. <\\\/p><p>SRH captain David Warner said he was proud of his team despite failing to make it to the final.<\\\/p><p>\\u201cFirst and foremost, no one gave us a chance at the start. Mumbai has a great team, Delhi as well, and RCB, but I\\u2019m proud to be where we are today,\\u201d Warner said. <\\\/p><p>\\u201cNatarajan is a find of this IPL, and he\\u2019s been outstanding. Rashid has been amazing, and so has Manish Pandey at No. 3. From an all-round perspective, it\\u2019s been great. I\\u2019d like to thank all our supporters at home.\\u201d Warner, however, admitted that fielding let his team down in the tournament.<\\\/p><p>\\u201cThe main thing is attitude in the field. You can\\u2019t win if you don\\u2019t take catches, so that, we\\u2019ll have to do much better next time - that\\u2019s what\\u2019s let us down in this tournament - the attitude on the field,\\u201d said the explosive opener from Australia. <\\\/p><p> Asked about the impact of the injuries to key players like Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Wriddhiman Saha, he said, \\u201cIt has been difficult, but the rest of the players have been excellent in their roles to get us where we have gotten today.\\u201d <\\\/p><p>Man-of-the match Marcus Stoinis for his 38 with the bat and 3\\\/26 with the ball said he is excited to be featuring in the maiden IPL final.<\\\/p><p>\\u201cHave played quite a bit of IPL, but this is my first final. It\\u2019s been hard with quarantine but a bit of silverware is good motivation,\\u201d he said.<\\\/p><p>\\u201cMI is a very good team. (They) Have played consistently. But they\\u2019re due an off game. Our best cricket should be good enough to win.\\u201d <\\\/p><p>Asked about opening the DC innings, he said, \\u201cI have done it in the Big Bash League for a couple of seasons and it was nice to get an opportunity in the IPL.\\u201d <\\\/p><p>About his bowling, he said, \\u201cNever know what it\\u2019s going to be like early. There was swing early on. So had a bit of a look at it before having a crack. Was a really nice wicket. <\\\/p><p>\\u201cMy thought process was to change my grips and see what I was getting out of the wicket and change my tactics with wide yorkers and slower balls,\\u201d he said.<\\\/p>\\n<\\\/div>\\r\\n\\r\\n<br><a href=\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.thehindu.com\\\/sport\\\/cricket\\\/ipl-2020-qualifying-for-maiden-final-is-best-ever-feeling-says-shreyas-iyer\\\/article33054152.ece\\">Source link <\\\/a>"