Disappointing & Frustrating: Plunkett on Delhi’s Loss to KXIP

Delhi Daredevils came close to breaking their run of reverses, only to lose by 4 runs to Kings XI Punjab.

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Down but not out. That's what pacer Liam Plunkett tried to convey while summing up the mood in the Delhi Daredevils camp after suffering yet another loss in the Indian Premier League.

Delhi Daredevils came agonisingly close to breaking their run of reverses, only to lose by four runs to Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Monday, 23 April.

"It was really disappointing to lose such a close game. I think we should have won this match. It is really frustrating for all of us," Plunkett said at the post-match press conference.

It was a match we could have won... We are really disappointed.
Liam Plunkett

Having lost five out of their six matches, bottom-placed Daredevils host Kolkata Knight Riders on 27 April.

"We will still believe in ourselves and we know we can win. It is a matter of one win to set the ball rolling. I think we can do it in our next match," said Plunkett.

Drafted in for the injured Khagiso Rabada, the Englishman made instant impression on his IPL debut, returning with impressive figures of 3/17 in four overs.

“It was a great feeling to finally get a game in the IPL. I wanted to perform well for the side and I am extremely happy that I was able to take crucial wickets on my debut in the competition,” he said.

“From the beginning, we knew that the wicket will assist bowlers and this was really similar to the turf I played on during the 2016 ICC World T20. I played three games for England at this venue and that experience helped me in getting accustomed to the situation," said Plunkett.

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