special message to the team
Before this knockout match, Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has given a special message to his team and said that he has full faith in his players that they will give their lives.
He said, “I have full faith in the players that their game will be really level on Saturday. We registered one win after the other for the first time this season. It has been a rough season for us, but we played good cricket. I have always advocated playing my best cricket at the end of the tournament and reaching the top at the right time. I have a feeling our boys are going to do that.”
Responsibility will be on more experienced players than young
The Australian legend feels that the senior and experienced department of Delhi Capitals will have to take responsibility in this crucial match against Mumbai Indians and his contribution to the team is going to be very important.
He said, “Davy (Warner) has done a great job in the top order. We have also seen how aggressive and impressive Mitchell Marsh can be at number three. Kuldeep Yadav has been exceptional among the bowlers and Axar has been bowling very economical. Shardul has shown good form in the recent games. As far as our senior players are concerned, there are some good signs and to go into the big matches, you need the contribution of your more experienced players.”
Team atmosphere changed in last two weeks
Ponting also said that the atmosphere inside the Delhi Capitals camp has changed in the last two weeks. He said, “I have just realized that the atmosphere within the team has been a little different in the last few weeks and the players deserve full credit for this. As a coaching group, we encourage the players to take on their next challenge. Will try to prepare well and it is definitely a challenge that we are looking forward to. I am very excited about what is going to happen for us on Saturday and hope we can stay in the tournament for another week Will get a chance.”