Shreyas Iyer, KKR, DC, BCCI, Indian Premier League, IPL 2019
Shreyas Iyer pointed out that SRH will be under more pressure to perform as they are playing in front of their home crowd. @ BCCI

An outstanding display with the bat and ball on Friday night saw the Delhi Capitals (DC) secure a thumping seven-wicket win against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens.

Shreyas Iyer and Co. next travel to Hyderabad where they will play their eighth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) as they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

The Capitals’ win against KKR saw their experienced players like Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma put in crucial performances to take the team over the line, and Iyer believes that his team has the momentum to succeed against SRH.

“The Kolkata game gives us tremendous confidence going into the next match here in Hyderabad. It was a clinical performance from the team against a strong team like KKR. I feel that everyone took responsibility and with each game, our thought process is becoming clearer, and our communication is also improving, which is a great sign for the team,” he said. (ALSO READ: IPL 2019 Latest Points Table: Delhi Capitals enter top-four)

Elaborating on whether the loss against SRH in their home match in Delhi will have an impact on his team, Iyer explained that his team has improved a great deal since that result.

“SRH is no doubt a good side with some outstanding players in their ranks, and even though we lost the first leg against them in Delhi, we have moved on from that result and have only gone on to improve in all departments.

“All the players understand their roles better now and we have shown that in the last couple of matches. We will be going into this match with high spirits and looking for the two points,” he said. (ALSO READ: Team goal was more important: Dhawan on missing maiden IPL century)

Iyer pointed out that SRH will be under more pressure to perform as they are playing in front of their home crowd.

“It is going to be a home game for them, so the pressure is likely to be more on them to perform and get the two points. However, as for us as a team, our last two results have definitely brought the whole group together, and we are looking to keep the momentum going into this crucial stage of the IPL season,” said Iyer. (ALSO READ: Once Shikhar Dhawan gets set, he takes the game away: Sourav Ganguly)

Both teams have faced each other 13 times, but the Sunrisers Hyderabad have won nine matches while Delhi have registered only four wins.