IPL 2021: My sport has improved so much since I final performed for Delhi, says Sam Billings

IPL 2021: My sport has improved so much since I final performed for Delhi, says Sam Billings

New Delhi: England wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings believes that he has improved as a cricketer and is able to make a distinction in his second stint for the Delhi Capitals within the upcoming Indian Premier League beginning 9 April.

Billings, who was a part of the Delhi franchise in 2016 and 2017, was purchased by the Capitals for his base worth of Rs 2 crore within the IPL public sale in February.

“My sport has improved so much since I final performed for Delhi. Hopefully, we will kick-on as a gaggle and win the competitors this yr,” Billings mentioned.

“It is nice to be again on the IPL. There’s a nice group of gamers and the DC camp has been very welcoming. I’m very excited to be right here,” he mentioned.

The 29-year-old Billings has to date scored 3527 runs, taken 107 catches and effected 17 stumpings in 187 T20 matches.

“I really like the IPL. It is among the best competitions on this planet and the thrill across the IPL is one thing you can’t get wherever else on this planet, so I’m simply wanting ahead to taking part in within the event once more,” he mentioned.

Delhi Capitals might be lead by younger Rishabh Pant this yr after common skipper Shreyas Iyer was dominated out of your complete season attributable to a shoulder harm.

Billings, who spent a substantial period of time with Pant throughout his earlier stint with the Delhi franchise, recounted his first-ever expertise of watching the Indian bat.

“I bear in mind the primary time I noticed Rishabh play. We had a center observe, and he was hitting bowlers like Chris Morris, Nathan Coulter-Nile and lot of different bowlers in every single place after which I requested Rahul Dravid (then Delhi franchise mentor), ‘Who is that this man?’,” he mentioned.

“And now everyone knows who Rishabh Pant is and I truly mentioned again then that he is most likely the most effective younger participant I’ve ever seen.

“Now we have seen what he does regularly within the India shirt and in addition within the Delhi shirt. I’m actually comfortable for him and he’ll go from power to power.”

DC will start their IPL 2021 marketing campaign in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 10 April.

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