IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils' assistant coach Pravin Amre lauds experienced skipper Gautam Gambhir

"Gautam comes with the experience of winning IPL twice for KKR which increases his value as a leader. That's the beauty of it all, anybody can't win the championship just like that. He won back-to-back championships for KKR, that's what he brings to the table," Amre said.

PTI, April 20, 2018

Bengaluru: Skipper Gautam Gambhir's experience of winning successive Indian Premier League (IPL) titles for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) makes him a valuable leader, said Delhi Daredevils assistant coach Pravin Amre on Friday.

File image of Delhi Daredevils captain Gautam Gambhir. Twitter: @DelhiDaredevils-

File image of Delhi Daredevils captain Gautam Gambhir. Twitter: @DelhiDaredevils-

"Gautam comes with the experience of winning IPL twice for KKR which increases his value as a leader. That's the beauty of it all, anybody can't win the championship just like that. He won back-to-back championships for KKR, that's what he brings to the table," Amre told reporters on the eve of the match.

"As coaches, we cannot be on the field always. Quick decisions need to be taken on the field. I think, that is where the captain has to be one step ahead of the game. That is the quality Gautam," he added.

Amre also said Gautam knows all the tricks of the game and also has a very good command on the players.

"Gautam knows what are the changes needed, especially when it comes to breaking big partnerships or when you get back to back wickets how to use your fifth bowler, putting pressure when the new batsmen are coming," he said.

"He is very good in that, because he played all the IPLs, that's the value and experience he brings to the table. He's got a very good command on the players also."

Delhi will take on struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday and Amre said pressure would be on the opposition as they have lost three matches out of four.

"We know what are RCB's strengths. We are mostly worried about our strengths, we are going to work on that which will help us beat RCB. Also, RCB also lost their last game, pressure is on them. When we played in Mumbai, they lost three back to back games. We have to play to our strength," he said.

Asked why RCB is not doing well despite having Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum, Amre said they are match-winners and sometimes it takes time to get into the groove to script a turnaround.

"As we all know they are great players in this format also. Sometimes it just takes time. It's too early to say, as it is the early part of IPL. We know that turnarounds can happen once they get the momentum, they are all great players, individually they are match winners," he said.

"So any team can't underestimate them, but then ultimately it's the execution, that's very important for any team for that matter, whether you are a great player or a youngster also. This is the beauty of IPL, it gives the platform to great players and youngster to explore himself," he said.

Updated Date: Apr 20, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114