Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting could be more than pleased together with his workforce’s efficiency this IPL season however as Qualifier 1 beckons, the Australian nice is aware of that every one the nice work through the season might come to naught if his aspect flounders in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings in a while Sunday.
Ponting is all too conscious of that and is aware of that the actual take a look at begins now.
In a video shared by DC on their social media, Ponting will be seen addressing his squad forward of their conflict in opposition to CSK. Whereas DC misplaced their final league recreation in opposition to RCB, Ricky Ponting targeted on the positives and hailed the squad for his or her performances over the season which helped them qualify for the IPL 2021 playoffs.
The Australian cricket legend mentioned, “To complete prime of the desk, was one thing we haven’t talked about but. Everybody that’s on this room has been part of what we’ve finished to date within the match. You have to be actually pleased with yourselves as a result of it has been distinctive up so far. However I’m actually eager to guarantee that our match begins Sunday, and that’s when the actual cricket’s going to be performed.”
Ponting had phrases of encouragement for younger Avesh Khan, who conceded last-ball six in opposition to RCB which resulted in DC’s loss. Nevertheless, Khan has been one of the vital spectacular pacers within the match and is second solely to Harshal Patel when it comes to wickets.
“Avesh? You’ve been top-of-the-line bowlers within the match. Not simply in our workforce, within the match over 14 video games. Don’t let one over or two balls tonight change the way in which you go about your work in any way. As a result of in case you get put in the identical state of affairs once more on Sunday, you’ll win the state of affairs for us. I do know you’ll,” Ponting mentioned.
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Notably, the winner of the DC vs CSK conflict will safe a berth within the IPL 2021 last, whereas the dropping aspect will play Qualifier 2.
Declaring that it would not be a cakewalk in opposition to the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK, the Australian nice mentioned, “We completely respect them as a taking part in group and them as a franchise, however I’m fairly positive that if we play in addition to we will play, we will probably be very onerous to beat.”
After an unprecedented IPL 2021 that passed off over two phases and international locations, Delhi Capitals are once more a part of the ultimate 4 of the competitors, for the third 12 months in a row.
Ending prime of the desk means the Rishabh Pant-led aspect get two cracks at securing a spot within the finals, and standing in between them and that proper now are CSK, a aspect the Delhi franchise have overwhelmed 4 instances operating.
DC lately accomplished the double over CSK, which can do Pant and Co’s confidence a world of fine going into the sport on Sunday.