Today's win gives us confidence for our second match: Sajan
Delhi Bulls will aim for their second straight win on Saturday at the Zayed Cricket Stadium as Morgan's men face Karnataka Tuskers
Having won their first match of the Abu Dhabi T10 in emphatic style on Friday, the Delhi Bulls are brimming with confidence ahead of their second match of the tournament against Karnataka Tuskers.
The Bulls, thanks to a fantastic 27-ball unbeaten 52 from England's World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan and his unbroken 75-run partnership with veteran Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews (22 off 13 balls), beat the Deccan Gladiators by seven wickets.
Now they will aim for their second straight win on Saturday at the Zayed Cricket Stadium as Morgan's men face Karnataka Tuskers - the team led by the legendary South African batsman Hashim Amla.
And Anis Sajan, the Delhi Bulls Team Mentor, doffed his hat to the two stalwarts in his own team - Morgan and Mathews.
"Winning the first game always gives you confidence going into the second game. And today, our team proved that nothing can beat experience," Sajan told Khaleej Times after the team's first match on Friday.
"And the experience of Eoin Morgan and Angelo Mathews proved that point."
Sajan said he was worried about the match-winning ability of Deccan Gladiators' Afghan 'Chinaman' bowler Zahir Khan.
"I was worried about Zahir, their Chinaman bowler. I sent a message to all my boys to play this bowler carefully because he played for my team in the first season. So I know how dangerous he is," Sajan said.
"Chinaman bowlers can be very deceptive. They don't need a spinning wicket as they rely on their guile. In spite of being hit for two sixes by Paul (Stirling) in the first over, he got his wicket. Then he got two more wickets in the third over."
Sajan then praised the atmosphere at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, which is making its debut as T10 venue.
"Excellent atmosphere in Abu Dhabi. You know all the grounds in the UAE are nice. But the good part about this ground is that it's big," he said.
"You know, sometimes even 'mishits' can clear the ropes in Sharjah. But in Abu Dhabi, you really have to play a big shot to get a six."
Deccan Gladiators vs Bangla Tigers (3:30pm)
Delhi Bulls vs Karnataka Tuskers (5:45pm)
Northern Warriors vs Lahore Qalandars (8pm)
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