IPL 2020: Shreyas Iyer ahead of DC's Qualifier 1 clash vs MI- They are one of the best teams in tournament

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After Delhi Capitals defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wicket and ensured a second place finish in the group stage to face Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 1, team's captain Shreyas Iyer said that 4-time champions are one of the best teams in the tournament.

Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer (BCCI Image)

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DC captain Shreyas Iyer said that winning and not NRR was the main concernBowlers executed their plans very well: Shreyas IyerIyer called MI one of the best teams ahead of his team's Qualifier 1 clash against them

Delhi Capitals (DC) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 6 wickets in Abu Dhabi on Monday and qualified for the play-offs stage. With the win, the Shreyas Iyer-led team also secured a second-place finish to set up a Qualifier 1 clash against 4-time Champions Mumbai Indians on Thursday.

Ahead of the high-octane clash, DC captain Shreyas has praised Rohit Sharma's team, calling them one of the best in the tournament. Notably, Delhi lost in both their league matches against Mumbai in the current season. The 25-year-old reckoned that keeping things simple will help them against MI, the table-toppers of the league stage.

"Mumbai are one of the best teams in the tournament. We need to keep things simple, that's what we discussed in the meetings. Stick to the basics. The more you keep things simple, the easier it gets," Shreyas Iyer told Ian Bishop during the post-match presenation ceremony.

Shreyas Iyer said that he was please by the performance of his team against RCB, adding that winning and not Net Run Rate (NRR) was the main focus. Notably, DC had to avoid losing with a margin of over 19 or more runs to have a Net Run Rate (NRR) better than that of Kolkata Knigh Riders (KKR).

Iyer, whose team had lost 4-match on the trot ahead of the RCB clash, also praised his bowlers for executing their plans to perfection.

"Chuffed with the performance. We knew it was a do or die and we just focused on the win, not NRR. The teams who won in the latter half completely changed the scenario. It's a really competitive tournament for sure.

"I feel that the bowlers were really up with their plans and knew what they had to execute. We had a few sessions back in the hotel and the strengths and weaknesses of the opposition and it worked out today," he added.

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