IPL 2021 is about to begin. The Head coach of Delhi Capitals Ricky Ponting is all geared to set the playing 11 as per their performance and genres. Ricky Ponting talks about the Steve Smith Plan this year!
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Delhi Capitals head coach confirms that if Steve Smith gets into the playing XI. He will bat in the top three in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). Marcus Stoinis along with Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Norjte, Kagiso Rabada and Smith are battling there space at overseas spot.
Ponting says,” I think the fact that he’s been released from the franchise that he’s been at for a long time will make him a bit hungry as well this year”. He adds, “So, if he gets an opportunity with us — I think it will be in the top three somewhere — if he gets an opportunity, I’m sure he’ll have a great year for us.”
“I caught up with him (recently), he’s very, very keen to go out there and perform well,” said Ponting.
“Obviously the other side of that is there’s a big auction again next year, so if he happens to have a really good IPL this year, then I’m sure that that price is going to go up for the coming season,” he added.
Ponting said,” (It’s) great to have him as a part of our squad. As I said — even if he doesn’t play, for instance, to have someone like that around with his sort of knowledge on the game and the T20 game, will be great for our group. I can’t wait to work with him again.