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Irfan, Umesh boost Daredevils

Impressive comebacks by pacers Umesh Yadav and Irfan Pathan in the recently concluded domestic T20 tournament will boost Delhi Daredevils chances in IPL 6, said team mentor T A Sekar. ‘How many bowlers straightaway get a five-wicket haul (Yadav took five for 18 v Odisha in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy) after a four-month injury lay off?’ Sekar pointed out when asked whether the team is shaky with two of their bowlers’ coming from a injury break.

On Irfan he said: ‘He played three matches and was pretty impressive, taking three-four wickets. Stating that Tuesday’s bowlers are intelligent, Sekar said: ‘They know how to keep their body in shape. Injury are part and parcel of a fast bowler. No fast bowlers in the  world has been injury free. Those who are bowling 130kph-plus will have injuries.’ He further said that Ashish Nehra’s inclusion in place of Ross Taylor would bring in experience to the attack. ‘We have done well at the auction and traded some players like Ashish Nehra. He will bring in the experience. We are quite confident,’ said Sekar.

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