Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has stated that it will likely be troublesome for the staff to enter the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 with out their captain and star batsman Rishabh Pant, who shall be unable to play this season as a result of a groin damage. Road accident in December final yr
“In a perfect world for me, he could be sitting subsequent to me within the dugout in each match. But if that isn’t attainable, we wish him to be part of the staff in each method attainable. We may put his quantity on our shirt or cap Just to make it clear that he’s our chief though he isn’t with us,” Ponting stated throughout a staff occasion in Delhi on Friday.
Sharing his plans for the Capitals’ first-choice wicket-keeper in Pant’s absence, Ponting stated, “We haven’t decided that yet. Sarfaraz (Khan) has joined us and we will take further practice matches to decide that.” Will have a look at that. That’s an enormous gap Rishabh leaves behind. With the influence participant rule coming in, we are able to use a lot of strategies (to zero in on the enjoying lineup).
David Warner will lead Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023 within the absence of injured Pant. All-rounder Akshar Patel has been made the vice-captain. Warner was the Capitals’ prime run-scorer within the final IPL, scoring 432 runs at a mean of 48 and hitting 5 half-centuries at a wholesome strike fee of 150.52.
Warner joined the Capitals within the 2022 mega public sale after being launched by Sunrisers Hyderabad. Capitals purchased Warner for Rs 6.25 crore.
DC will start their marketing campaign in opposition to Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on April 1 on the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow.
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS