Delhi Daredevils might have lost their first game against one of the most successful teams of the Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings, but they managed to give MS Dhoni's men a run for their money.
Delhi had made a string of changes in their team for IPL 2015, so they are just gradually starting to settle down, but they don't have the luxury of time in a cut-throat competition like IPL, where all teams have a chance of winning the competition.
Hence, it is very important to start the competition on the right note. Successive losses in the first few games will make life difficult for any team.
Delhi would be eager to change things around as they are set to face Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. One of their key players Amit Mishra feels Delhi have become a better team where players are interacting with one another.
"I believe Delhi has become a better team. We are gelling well as a unit. The players are interacting with each other and enjoying each other's presence. There has just been a single game and we have played well. We bowled well, batted well, losing by a single run is no loss," PTI quoted Mishra as saying.
"But it was just the first match, it takes a little while to understand things and get into the groove. It's not easy to get going from the very first game. We have got a good bunch of players, who have the potential to do well in future."
The team would be looking forward to Amit Mishra firing on all cylinders in the tournament. The leggie has been one of the best spinners in IPL ever since the opening edition of the competition in 2008. He has taken 103 wickets in 87 matches.
The bowler has troubled the IPL batsmen with his variety, especially the googly, which has been his wicket-taking delivery. Apart from Mishra, Delhi also have another leg-break bowler – South African Imran Tahir - who was in amazing form in the 2015 ICC World Cup.
If the duo of Tahir and Mishra get their act together, expect the Delhi Daredevils to have a good run in the tournament.
Mishra feels that there is a good rapport between him and Tahir.
"We compliment each other's bowling. We take a lot of positives from each other. We share a good rapport, there is no rivalry between us as leg-spinners, rather we support each other as players. Our single-minded aim is to perform well and take the team towards win."
Apart from the spinners, Delhi batsmen Yuvraj Singh, JP Duminy and Albie Morkel will also play an important role in the competition.