Delhi Capitals have bagged their third win of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 by beating Punjab Kings by nine wickets as allrounder Lalit Yadav called for the team to get consistent.
The win took them sixth in the table, while their next opponents Rajasthan Royals are third in the table with four wins from six matches.
"They (RR) have been one of the most consistent teams in the tournament so far, and have been playing quality cricket. However, we will focus on ourselves, we will go with our plans and try to execute them," Yadav said ahead of Friday's clash against Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium.
DC have been hit by six COVID-19 within their camp with Tim Seifert testing positive on Wednesday few hours before the match against Punjab Kings.
"We just discussed to enjoy the game and give our 100%. We were just focusing on the match. We also had one training session the other day, so it's not that we didn't have any practice at all. It's just that we didn't know whether the match will happen or not, but overall, we were confident about our abilities," he said.
DC showed no signs of weakness despite losing two key players for the clash as they restricted Punjab to 115 all out on a good batting pitch at the Brabourne Stadium.
"We were looking for a momentum since the start, we've played good cricket so far but we were not consistent. In this game, we were consistent in all three departments, and that's what we were looking for. It has created a good atmosphere in the camp," he added.
Yadav starred with the ball in the match as he claimed 2-11 in his two overs.
"It was a different vibe altogether. You know, when we win, everything seems to look positive, no matter how many mistakes we commit," Yadav said.
With openers David Warner and Prithvi Shaw providing them with blistering starts and their spin arsenal firing on all cylinders, Yadav felt they will be confident of beating RR.
"That's a really great thing for the team, especially when the next match is in two days. The momentum we've gained is really important, and we will go into the next game with confidence."