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 before the first match of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Delhi Capitals will start their campaign in the 13th IPL against Delhi Capitals on Sunday. The Delhi Capitals team, which has so far failed to win the IPL title, will be a strong contender in the tournament this time.
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. ”Under the guidance of former Australian veteran batsman Ponting, the Delhi team made it to the play-offs last year and the team hopes to improve this time this time.
Counting down the days until we start our season on Sunday. The boys have been outstanding with their training and preparation and competition for spots in the starting eleven is certainly hot. Exactly what you want as a coach. @delhicapitals pic.twitter.com/4PHBDTAA3p
– Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) September 16, 2020
Significantly, after a long wait, the Indian Premier League (IPL) schedule was released on 6 September and according to tradition, the defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on last year’s runners-up Chennai Super Kings in the first match on 19 September in Abu Dhabi. The world’s largest T20 league was organized this year due to the increase in cases of Kovid-19 in India, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) three places
Is being done in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
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After the inaugural match of the tournament, the Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab will be face to face in Dubai on the next day, while on 21 September there will be a match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The first match in Sharjah will be played on 22 September between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings.