<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Manprit Juneja credits stint with Delhi Daredevils during IPL 6 after ton against New Zealand A" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130904214226.jpg" title="Manprit Juneja credits stint with Delhi Daredevils during IPL 6 after ton against New Zealand A" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Manprit Juneja played some handy knocks representing Delhi Daredevils in IPL 6 © IANS</p> </div> <strong>New Delhi: Sep 4, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Irrespective of what people think about Indian Premier League but <a href="/tags/Manprit-Juneja/post" target="_blank">Manprit Juneja</a> is certainly enjoying the positives gained for having been with <a href="/tags/Delhi-Daredevils/post" target="_blank">Delhi Daredevils</a> for two seasons as he cracked an<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Manprit-Juneja-s-unbeaten-178-takes-India-A-to-408-7-against-New-Zealand-A-on-Day-3/30633" target="_blank"> unbeaten 178 against New Zealand A</a> in a four-day game on Wednesday.<br /> <br /> "Their premier bowler is Doug Bracewell and having faced him at the Delhi Daredevils nets have really helped me. I have had long net sessions against Bracewell and knew what pace he bowls and his areas of strength," the softspoken Juneja told PTI over phone from Visakhapatnam.<br /> <br /> "I would say every tournament has its pluses, whether it's <a href="/tags/Ranji-Trophy/post" target="_blank">Ranji Trophy</a> which helps you in preparing for longer format or IPL where you get to play best bowlers. The small contributions that I made in IPL (48 vs MI at Wankhede) had helped me evolve as a player," Juneja added.<br /> <br /> Asked whether he rates his knock of 178 not out above his debut double hundred against Tamil Nadu in Ranji Trophy, the 22-year-old said, "No, I think my debut double hundred was a better effort. Today's innings was satisfying but I am not entirely happy. Yes, I am happy that I have managed to bat the whole day. Also would like to thank Jagadeesh and Nayar bhai [Abhishek] for their support."<br /> <br /> With 22 runs required to score a double hundred, is he tensed? He quickly answered, "I would have been tense if I would be 190 not out but not at 178 n.o. It's still some distance to go," the stylish right-hander said.<br /> <br /> Asked if an outright victory is possible, Juneja said, "We will be positive from the start and see how it goes. The pitch is a slow one and one has to work really hard as a bowler to make things happen."