Chennai, April 10 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils (DD) fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile on Friday said he believes this year the franchise has got more depth to put up a challenge for the Indian Premier League (IPL) title.
Daredevils, however, began their campaign on a negative note, losing their tournament opener against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Thursday merely by a run in Chennai.
Daredevils finished at the bottom of the standings last year, winning only two of their 14 games.
“That’s cricket. If you don’t win games, they will either put you out of the team or they will change the team. Last year, we won only two games and things had to change. That’s what has happened,” Coulter-Nile was quoted as saying by iplt20.com.
“I believe we have a really good bunch of people around now and we have more depth than we did last year. I hope we see people filling the gaps and take us over the rope.”
Speaking on the loss against CSK, he said, “It was one hell of a game of cricket and that’s what everyone wants to see. You don’t take too much heart out of a lost game. We want to win every match, so it’s a bit disappointing.”
The 27-year-old was one of the few players retained by his franchise after their debacle last season.
Commenting on it, Coulter-Nile said, “I don’t know about that. Last year I didn’t really know my role and played only a couple of games.”
“I didn’t really get a handle on how to fit into the team. This year, I am glad to have played the first game. We’ll see how things unfold and take it from there.”