Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting said on Wednesday that there was stiff competition against Kings XI Punjab for a place in the playing-XI ahead of the team’s first match of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Delhi Capitals will start their campaign in the 13th IPL against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday.
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Former Australian Captain Ponting tweeted, ‘I am counting the days before starting my session on Sunday. The boys have done a great job in training and preparation and the competition is very strong for a place in the playing XI. You want the same as a coach.
The Delhi team made it to the play-offs last year under the guidance of former Australian batsman Ponting and the team hopes to improve this time this time. Delhi’s command is in the hands of young batsman Shreyas Iyer, with legendary players like Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma.