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IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals Yet To Deliver The Best, Says Ricky Ponting

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Delhi Capitals, who’re on the high of the factors desk with 12 factors from eight matches by advantage of six wins and two losses however have been a troublesome aspect to beat within the 13th version of Indian Premier League (IPL) and head coach Ricky Ponting needs to proceed the successful momentum within the second half of the event.

The Shreyas Iyer-led aspect is presently on the high of the factors desk with 12 factors, and their head coach Ricky Ponting feels that focus ought to stay intact as issues can rapidly flip round within the IPL particularly in later phases. The Delhi Capitals have gained 6 matches in opposition to RR twice, RCB, KKR, CSK and KXIP in Tremendous Over whereas shedding in opposition to SRH and MI.

Delhi Capitals (DC)
Delhi Capitals (Picture Credit score: BCCI/IPL)

Ricky Ponting On Delhi Capitals:

Issues are wanting brilliant for Delhi Capitals as they hope to say their first IPL title in 2020, however damage issues have plagued them.

Amit Mishra, the 2nd highest wicket-taker in IPL historical past and veteran pacer Ishant Sharma was dominated out after sustaining an damage after taking part in a number of matches. Ravichandran Ashwin has recovered from damage, however Rishabh Pant was suggested per week’s relaxation and is below statement.

“Sure, issues are wanting good at this stage of the season, however I’m by no means the one to try to look too far forward as a result of I understand how rapidly the IPL can flip round. So we’ll preserve a lid on issues, and I nonetheless suppose we’re six wins from eight video games, however in all probability haven’t performed our greatest cricket but both,” Ponting stated in a launch issued by Delhi Capitals’

“One factor I’ve been telling the boys proper from the beginning of this event is that I need us taking part in our greatest cricket within the again half of the event, not essentially within the entrance half of the event,” the previous Australian skipper added.

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting. Picture Credit score: Getty Pictures.

“So we’ll preserve working in direction of that and in direction of the right sport, however proper now there’s a very good really feel across the group and when you’ve that together with an excellent (group) surroundings, you are inclined to win a whole lot of video games.” Ponting additional stated.

Delhi Capitals are led by Shreyas Iyer and boosts of Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane and Shimron Hetmyer in batting line-up. On the identical time, bowlers and allrounders are Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Kagiso Rabada, Mohit Sharma and Anrich Nortje, to call a number of.

Gamers like Daniel Sams, Lalith Yadav, Tushar Deshpande, Alex Carey, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Harshal Patel and Avesh Khan have gotten restricted alternatives however might play later in IPL 2020.

Delhi Capitals Gamers Ought to Hold Preventing To Win Video games Which They Are Unlikely To Win: Ricky Ponting

Rajasthan Royals did not chase down 162 runs set by DC because the aspect was restricted to 148/8. For Delhi Capitals, Tushar Deshpande who was taking part in his 1st match and MOM Anrich Nortje scalped two wickets every.

“We put in a whole lot of arduous work, and you understand, all that planning and preparation comes right down to what the boys do on match day, so I do get fairly closely concerned – however final time (in opposition to RR) extra so as a result of we began the sport actually poorly – misplaced a wicket off the primary ball and Jinks (Ajinkya Rahane) bought out quickly after,” stated the pinnacle coach.

Tushar Deshpande who’s 25 years of age and a right-arm medium pacer additionally bowled the ultimate over as RR wanted 22 runs to win and the seamer simply conceded 9 runs, to provide Delhi Capitals a snug victory.

This was Tushar Deshpande’s first match ever in IPL. However, Kagiso Rabada who leads the wicket-takers checklist with 18 wickets in Eight matches averaging 13.39 completed with the figures of 1-28 from his 4 overs.

“One factor I’ve been telling the boys is – in case you can simply preserve yourselves within the sport, and preserve combating then we’d have the ability to pull some wins out of video games which we in all probability shouldn’t win – in opposition to RR was one such sport,” stated Ricky Ponting.

Kagiso Rabada, Shreyas Iyer
Kagiso Rabada, Shreyas Iyer

“I simply love seeing the boys battle like that for each win as a result of as we all know, within the IPL, (it) isn’t straightforward to win video games, so to pinch a sport like that was an excellent consequence for the boys,” added the 45-year-old,” he added.

Delhi Capitals will face Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) of their subsequent match on Saturday 17th October.

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