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Simons wary of CSK threat

Delhi Daredevils might have virtually qualified for the play-offs but head coach Eric Simons today warned his players not to take their feet off the pedal when they take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings in a crucial IPL match here on Saturday.

Addressing the media on the eve of the match, Simons said that the CSK were a good side and they would come hard against Daredevils tomorrow.

'In all games, we try and understand the mindset of the opponents we are playing against. One thing surprising in the IPL is that the higher you are on the table, the more freedom the opposition takes against you. They will take more chances,' Simons said.

'Not just in that perspective but CSK is a very good side. They are full of quality and will take a lot of chances. So they will be particularly dangerous in the game tomorrow,' he added.

On the solid performances of Kevin Pietersen and David Warner, Simons said, "I think understanding the personality of cricketers is crucial when you put in together a team. Based on that, one has to work a strategy and make a plan. Both batsmen like to hit the ball out of the ground regularly. But it is different the way they hit and the areas they score those runs.

'The way Warner got those runs particularly against Deccan Chargers I think he has blended in well and early. Hopefully, he keeps going like this in the tournament,' said the South African. .
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