Delhi Daredevils players celebrate a wicket
Shahbaz Nadeem’s excellent slow left orthodox stuff and his calm demeanour on the field fetched him the ‘Coolest and Calmest Player’ award on Sunday evening at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
“There is no special individual show without team effort, the most important thing in getting to the result,” said Nadeem of the Delhi Daredevils.
“The work ethics and the way we go about it is almost the same in the UAE and in India,” said Nadeem (4-0-19-1) who opened the bowling on Sunday against the Mumbai Indians.
“To start with, the pitches and crowds here are just like the ones we find at home at most of the venues,” Nadeem said, “All of us find it and feel at home in the UAE.”
He reckons the wickets too are similar but insisted that there is a difference in the wickets at the three UAE centres.
“Maybe the ones in Dubai and Sharjah are alike but the Abu Dhabi wicket is a bit different where we have to adapt fast or else one will be in trouble. The grass and pace on the Abu Dhabi wicket are factors which give the bowlers a good chance,” Nadeem reckoned. “What’s nice about all the surfaces is the consistency with which they are prepared and curated well. Each centre’s wicket behaves the same way as the previous match and this is of great help for the bowlers and also the batsmen,” Nadeem said.
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