The India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant didn’t have one of the best of begin in 2020. In January, whereas taking part in towards Australia within the limited-overs sequence, Pant suffered a concussion after being hit on helmet by Aussie pacer Pat Cummins and was dominated out of the staff. Taking his place behind the stumps, KL Rahul left the followers and the Indian dressing room impressed, and was given the retaining duties forward of Pant within the limited-overs sequence towards New Zealand in February this yr.
But Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting believes that the teenager has turned issues round for him through the coaching session forward of IPL 2020, and can ship sensational performances this yr as properly.
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“Pant, during the last week, has really turned the corner well and I would expect him to perform as well as he did last year,” Ponting stated within the digital press convention forward of DC’s first IPL match this season towards Kings XI Punjab which takes place on Sunday.
Pant had scored 488 runs in 16 games last season for DC and his innings of 78 runs in 27 balls towards MI was considered the most effective batting performances last yr.
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Ponting stated that DC, as a staff, don’t put extra pressures on players. “In DC, we as a coaching group don’t put added pressure on the players. We like to take as much as possible pressure off them. We never expect any such thing from them which they don’t expect from themselves,” the coach stated.
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Ponting additional went on so as to add that Delhi have a extremely balanced facet going into the 13th version of IPL 2020. “We really have a balanced side. There is a lot of competition for middle-order slots. Rahane gives us more depth to our batting,” he stated.
“Shikhar had as good a last season as anybody. Prithvi has been training very well. Shreyas has had his best 12 months for the Indian team. We have Pant, Hetmyer and Alex Carey (both left-handers), which gives us a good mix of left-right combination. We have our bases covered,” Ponting added.
The Delhi Capitals can be trying to win their first IPL title this yr. They are but to achieve the ultimate and can be desperate to book a spot within the prime two this yr within the UAE.