Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting feels his team is peaking at the right time, but he wants his big guns to perform in what will be a virtual IPL quarter-final for them against Mumbai Indians here on Saturday. A win against MI will take DC to the playoffs.
About their next match, Ponting said: “I have full confidence in the players that they will put in a very good game on Saturday. We have stringed together consecutive wins for the first time (after Delhi Capitals’ previous match against Punjab Kings) in The season.
“It’s been a season of ups and downs for us, but we’ve played good cricket. I always talk about playing our best cricket at the business end of the tournament and peaking at the right time. I feel like the guys are going to do that.” The Capitals have been mixed this season, with seven wins and six losses in their 13 games. However, there will be no margin of error at Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.
The Australian legend added that the veteran players will have to step up for the team in the crucial game against Mumbai Indians.
“Davey (Warner) did a really good job at the top of the order. We’ve also seen how destructive Mitchell Marsh can be at number three. And among the bowlers, Kuldeep was exceptional and Axar bowls economically as well.
“Shardul has shown good form in recent games. There are some good signs as far as our senior players are concerned and when you go to big games you need your more experienced players to move up.” Ponting also said the environment in the Delhi Capitals camp has changed in the past two weeks.
“I just feel like the environment within the group has been a little bit different in recent weeks and players should take all the credit for that.
“As a coaching group we will strive to prepare the players well for their next challenge and it is certainly a challenge that we are looking forward to.
“I’m really excited about what Saturday has in store for us and hopefully we’ll have another week of cricket to play after that.”
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