“Looking forward to playing our best game of the tournament”, says Meg Lanning

Bangalore’s victory over the defending champions, Mumbai Indians by 5 runs has set the stage for an exhilarating final showdown against the formidable Delhi Capitals led by Meg Lanning.

"Looking forward to playing our best game of the tournament", says Meg Lanning
“Looking forward to playing our best game of the tournament”, says Meg Lanning

After a heartbreakingly close miss in the inaugural edition, Delhi Capitals are determined to seize the championship this year. With an impressive campaign, winning six out of eight league matches, they clinched the top spot on the points table for the second time in a row, earning a direct entry to the final.

The clash between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore promises to be a thrilling spectacle, set to unfold at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on 17th March.

Ahead of the final, Meg Lanning encapsulated the essence of resilience and determination as she reflected on the opportunity to compete again in the final. She emphasized the significance of performance in the present moment. With a focused mindset, she acknowledged the importance of delivering one’s best on the field.

Lanning also highlighted the essence of the final that it’s not about past achievements or future aspirations, but about the here and now, where every action counts, striving for excellence in every aspect of the game. She encapsulated the spirit of competition, highlighting the relentless pursuit of success and the resolute commitment required to achieve it.

Quoting, Meg Lanning, “Looking forward to playing our best game of the tournament. It’s pretty cool that we get the chance to do it again. We need to play well tomorrow, that’s what it comes down to, that’s what finals are all about.”

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Meg Lanning further acknowledged the essence of adaptability and the dynamic nature of competition. With a keen awareness, she emphasized the importance of being able to adjust one’s approach in the heat of the moment. Lanning highlighted the significance of staying present and responsive to the evolving circumstances in the field. Drawing from past experiences, she acknowledged its role in shaping her team’s understanding of the game, yet she remains resolute that it doesn’t alter their intrinsic drive to succeed.

Instead, she highlighted the importance of focusing on the task at hand, regardless of past victories or setbacks.
She added, “It’s about performing on the day and adapting on your feet and being able to play what’s in front of you. The experience of last year helps in a way. We feel like we’ve been there before but it doesn’t drive us in any different way.”

In her concluding remarks, Meg Lanning radiated confidence and enthusiasm for the upcoming final. With an evident sense of excitement, she anticipates a fiercely contested game, packed with unpredictable twists and turns, characteristic of high-stakes cricket tournaments. She emphasized her team’s eagerness to embrace the challenge, expressing their determination to showcase their best performance on the field.

She concluded, stating, “It’s going to be a cracking game. We’re really pumped for it, and excited to be involved. We’re looking forward to taking it on and hopefully playing our best game of the tournament. We’ve seen throughout the tournament that there’s been some crazy cricket, some crazy finishes, so I’m expecting nothing less tomorrow.

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“We’re coming up against RCB who have played some excellent cricket. They’ve shown that they’re able to play some great cricket when they’re under the pump. It’s a great challenge for our group and I’ve got full confidence that we’ll be able to deliver,”

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