Hoping to get Rishabh Pant involved this season: Ricky Ponting
Khel Today Bureau
New Delhi: The Delhi Capitals’ Head Coach Ricky Ponting has been busy getting the team ready for the TATA IPL 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi in the past week.
When asked about the change of guard in leadership for this season, Ponting said, “I have spoken to Rishabh a bit. We are hoping to get him involved this season. I’d love to have him at all our home games. Having him in our dugout or our change room will be very special. However, David Warner will do a great job. He has been a successful franchise cricket captain in the past. He’s excited to lead the team as well.”
Ponting also spoke about working with DC Director of Cricket Sourav Ganguly, “I have spoken to Sourav about the players we’ve got, possible line-ups, possible keepers and things like that. He has always got some good things to say to the players during training. It was a lot of fun to work with him in 2019 and we won a lot of games.”
The Australian legend is also excited about the IPL moving back to the regular home and away format after three seasons, “It’ll be harder on the players with much more travel in this IPL. But this is part and parcel of franchise cricket. I think more travelling makes the tournament more exciting. We’ll get to play in a lot of different venues and in front of many different groups of fans.”
The Delhi Capitals will take on Lucknow Super Giants in their first game of IPL 2023 on Saturday, 01 April 2023.
About DELHI CAPITALS
The Delhi Capitals team participates in both, the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Women’s Premier League (WPL). Co-owned by the GMR Group and the JSW Group, Delhi Capitals was established in 2008 as Delhi Daredevils before embracing a new avatar in December 2018.
The men’s team is coached by Australian legend Ricky Ponting and is being captained by David Warner for the 2023 season. The women’s team is coached by Jonathan Batty, and captained by Meg Lanning.