IPL 2022: I just told Rishabh Pant to trust me as No. 5, says Rovman Powell | Cricket News


MUMBAI: After battling in various positions so far in the IPL 2022, Rovman Powell was back in his favorite slot for the Delhi Capitals game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, days after convincing his skipper Rishabh Pant to “me trust No. 5”.
Powell, who hit a stunning 67 on 35 balls in DC’s 21-point win here on Thursday, also spoke about his conversation with teammate David Warner, who was closing in on a century, in the 20th inning.
“I just told him (Pant) to trust me at No. 5, give me a chance to start, hit the first 15-20 balls that’s how I want to hit, then (after) 20 balls I’ll try to maximize,” Powell told host broadcaster Star Sports.

“I came to the IPL knowing that I was fit, knowing that I had worked hard,” he later said at the post-match press conference.
Powell, 28, had started the IPL-15 at No. 6, then struck twice at No. 5, was pushed back again at No. 6, then sent to bat at No. 8, leaving him disappointed.
“At the beginning of the IPL, it was a bit difficult for me. I still believe in myself. I had a conversation with Rishabh, explaining to him that I was a bit disappointed to beat at No. 8 in this match. .
“But that’s the nature of the game, whatever situation you’ve been put in, you have to do your best. Rishabh and the coach (Ricky Ponting), they came up with a conclusion and a plan and I let it beat a little earlier now.”
Against SRH, Powell came out to join Warner in the middle after the Capitals lost their third wicket from 85 in the ninth. He was vigilant initially and even had a life, but nothing stopped him once he took off.

“I tried my best (to hit six) but I got a little out of breath at the end, so that’s it,” Powell said of the four he hit, instead of the six. , in the last over.
Warner, who crushed 92 of 58 balls, missed his hundred as Powell went for the big shots.
Speaking about his last interaction with the Australian epee fly-half, Powell said: “At the start of the over I asked, ‘do you want a single to try and get a hundred? and he said, ‘Look, that’s not how cricket is played. You should try to hit as far as you can,’ and that’s what I did,” Powell revealed .

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