West Indies all-rounder Rovman Powell has found form with two cameos in Delhi Capitals’ last two matches. The 28-year-old said he has spoken to captain Rishabh Pant about his bowling plans as well.
Rovman Powell has found form after a string of failures for DC. Powell said he prioritises strike rate over average in T20s. Powell has not bowled yet for DC in the IPL
Lucknow Super Giants defeated Delhi capitals by six runs in the closely-contested tie at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
Delhi Capitals got off to a bad start to their chase of a 196-run target, losing their in-form openers David Warner and Prithvi Shaw early againts LSG on Sunday
However, Mitchell Marsh and Rishabh Pant turned the tables on LSG with a 60-run stand for the third wicket that came in just 25 balls.
Rovman Powell then kept them in the chase but his wicket in the 17th over turned out to be a decisive blow. he scored 35 off 21 balls.
While Axar Patel then scored an unbeaten 42 off 24 balls, it was just too much for the DC tail to chase down.
Earlier, KL Rahul scored yet another half century and powered LSG to a score of 195/3.
West Indies big-hitter Rovman Powell on Sunday gave a sneak peek into his thought process when it comes to batting in T20 cricket, saying he prioritizes strike rate over average in the shortest format of the game.
Powell, who has been plying his trade for Delhi Capitals, comes with the reputation of a clean striker of the cricket ball.
However, Powell flattered to deceive, managing just 31 runs in his first 6 matches in IPL 2022.
Powell has found form, smashing a stunning 36 in a last-over assault against Rajasthan Royals but it came in a losing cause.
Powell delivered once again, putting the finishing touches for Delhi against Kolkata Knight Riders with an unbeaten 33 in their previous match.
Speaking to the broadcasters in the lead to Match 45 of IPL 2022 against Lucknow Super Giants, the Delhi Capitals all-rounder spoke about his approach to batting.
“I think it is very important to concentrate on your strike rate and sometimes batting at that position (No. 5 or 6) you won’t have a Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma kind of average. So you have to understand and work on the strike rate. If you can strike over 150-160 or close to 200 most of the time you will get the job done,” Powell said.
Furthermore, Rovman Powell hasn’t had the opportunity to bowl so far in IPL 2022. The West Indies all-rounder revealed that he has had a word with Rishabh Pant about his bowling plans for DC.
“Yeah I even bowled to him (Pant) in the training and got him out a few times and I told him, hey if you are running with problems I can give 2-3 overs a game, but so far I haven’t bowled and hopefully, in the future, I won’t have to bowl and that means the guys are doing the job,” he added.
Delhi Capitals are currently at the 6th spot in the 10-team IPL 2022 points table with 4 wins as many losses.