“Player For Next 5 Years”: DC Coach’s Blockbuster Praise For Tristan Stubbs

May15,2024



Delhi Capitals assistant coach Praveen Amre praised power-hitting batsman Tristan Stubbs and termed him a player “for the next five years”. Stubbs, who was brought in as Harry Brook's backup, has made an indelible impression on the Capitals ahead of next year's mega auction. The withdrawal of the English batsman gave Stubbs an opportunity to showcase his talent. His ability to find the fence with technique and accuracy left fans on the edge of their seats.

In the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, the young Proteas batsman has played an impressive role throughout the season.

His ability to play all over the field brought back memories of former South African batsman AB de Villiers.

In DC's final game of the season, Stubbs turned the game in the hosts' favor with his explosiveness. His unbeaten inning of 57 runs stunned the LSG bowlers and took Delhi to a mammoth score of 208/4.

“If Harry Brook was there, Stubbs was really a backup. It was so important that we had to pick a really good backup. We watched the South African League, and he did really well there. He played in the winning team there. “He scored a triple century in first-class cricket. He is a cricketer who can play well against the spinners,” Amre said in the post-match press conference.

DC ended their group stage campaign with a 19-run win against LSG, leaving them fifth with 14 points. Their chances of reaching the playoffs hang in the balance and will depend on the results of other teams.

But luck is against DC, as their negative net run rate of 0.377 could spell the end of their season.

Amre focused on the positives of the season and the players they were able to develop throughout the season.

“There are a lot of positives this season; Jake (Fraser McGurk) is the player we found, Stubbs is the player we found, (Abhishek) Porel is another one; Rasikh has been good in the last four games, he has played really well. Have contributed,” Amre said.

24-year-old fast bowler Rasikh Dar Salaam has stood out for DC with his consistent performances. In 11 matches, Rasikh has 9 wickets in his name at an economy of 10.43 and a bowling average of 37.67.

Amre praised the young right-arm fast bowler for his performances for the franchise, especially in the death overs.

“I think as an Indian, bowling in the death overs is a specialist's job. He has searched and backed himself well. In the last four or five matches, all the Indian bowlers have performed really well. And that's what's important to us.” A franchise,” Amre said.

While Stubbs impressed with the bat against LSG, veteran fast bowler Ishant Sharma rattled the LSG top-order in the powerplay. He dismissed LSG skipper KL Rahul with an outswinger and managed to deceive Quinton de Kock with a slower one on the stumps. For his third wicket, he trapped Deepak Hooda in front of the stumps with an inswinging ball.

“He is someone who has played 100 Test matches; he knows how to bowl on Delhi wickets. He has contributed a lot this season and I am really happy for him,” Amre said.

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