New Delhi: They are in a must-win situation in Thursday’s IPL clash and Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan feels his side has a good chance of beating table-toppers Delhi Daredevils at the Feroze Shah Kotla.
Thursday’s match is the penultimate league game for RCB and they need to win their last two games to qualify for the knock-out stage. They play their final match against Deccan Chargers on May 20.
“We will have to play our best cricket. We had beaten Delhi in the first round. They are a tough opposition and the team should do everything to win this. At the moment it is a good challenge for us," Dilshan said on the eve of the match on Wednesday. “They are a strong team, compared to others. Both the teams are equal. We have an equal chance of winning, but the team that plays better in all departments will win."
The Sri Lankan, however, exuded confidence in his side’s batting. “We have done better in batting. We have got some best batsmen. AB de Villiers has been in top form in the middle order," Dilshan said. Talking about Indian youngster Mayank Agarwal, Dilshan said he is one of the best talents around. Agarwal hit a 30-ball 64 against Mumbai Indians to lead RCB to a crucial five-wicket win in their previous match. In all, the right-hander has scored 224 runs for his side in 14 matches so far. “He is a fantastic youngster. I told him that ‘you are one of the best’. He’s hitting and middling the ball well. The best thing is that he can bat at any position. RCB should give more opportunities to players like Mayank," said Dilshan.
Dilshan, known his famous scoop shot, was also asked about AB de Villiers, who plays a similar shot with success. “He’s played some good paddle sweep shots. It’s difficult to play and he’s one of the best to play. You need a lot of adjustment and I think he has done well. It’s fantastic to have both in the same team," he said.