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IPL 2020: As Delhi Takes On Punjab, Coach Ricky Ponting Weighs In On The Advantage Of Ashwin And Rahane!

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Shreyas Iyer Talks About Ashwin And Rahane Mixing With Delhi Capitals For IPL 2020

Shreyas Iyer is the youngest captain in IPL 2020. Even though he is not the most experienced player, he surely knows how to lead a squad. He leads his team to the playoffs last season and looks optimistic about lifting the title.

This year, Delhi Capitals added Rahane and Ashwin to their squad who came from Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab respectively. However, their experience has not intimidated Iyer and has been a positive influence on him. He said:

β€œThey give that extra sense of confidence. You don’t feel they are seniors and are willing to help every individual.”

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Delhi Capitals Coach Ricky Ponting Feels Ajinkya RahaneΒ  Will Add More Depth

Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting is pleased with the inclusion of Ajinkya Rahane to the squad. He feels Rahane gives more options to him to choose. However, Rahane may not immediately get a chance to play as the top and middle-order looks very settled at the moment. Ponting said:

β€œWe really have a balanced side. There is a lot of competition for middle-order slots. Rahane gives us more depth to our batting.”

Ricky Ponting Looks Confident About The Batting Lineup Of Delhi Capitals

Ponting is happy with how the team has shaped up and looks confident about the batting lineup. He said:

β€œShikhar had as good a last season as anybody. Prithvi has been training very well. Shreyas has had his best 12 months for the Indian team. We have Pant, Hetmyer, and Alex Carey (both left-handers), which gives us a good mix of left-right combinations. We have our bases covered.”

Delhi may turn out as the dark house of IPL 2020.

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Ricky Ponting Looks Positive About Rishabh Pant

One player who grabbed everyone’s eyeballs last year was Rishabh Pant. He was explosive and destructive, and Ponting expects nothing less this year. He said:

β€œPant, during the last week, has really turned the corner well and I would expect him to perform as well as he did last year. In DC, we as a coaching group don’t put added pressure on the players. We like to take as much as possible pressure off them.”

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