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Kohli will have to find a solution to his batting woes, but he’ll work it out quickly: Ponting | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has said that India batting stalwart Virat Kohli will have to find a solution to his batting woes himself, adding that given the "absolute professional" that he is, the former captain "works it out pretty quickly". "There was a lot of talk and conjecture around the IPL about how tired and burnt out he (Kohli) might be. That's for him to work out and assess and find ways to improve, whether it's a technical thing or a mental thing. I'm sure, being the absolute professional that he is, that he'll work it out and work it out pretty quickly," said Ponting in IANS Review. "One thing I do know from experience is that quite often you bluff yourself as a player that you're not actually tired, that you're not physically or mentally tired. You alway...
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Rishabh Pant an ‘exceptionally dangerous’ batter; should be an integral part of India’s T20 World Cup campaign: Ricky Ponting | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has said that Rishabh Pant should be an integral part of India's ICC T20 World Cup campaign in Australia later this year, adding that the wicketkeeper-batter will be "exceptionally dangerous for India" given the flat and bouncy pitches Down Under. While Pant may have scored the second-lowest score (340 runs) in the seven seasons he has played in the IPL, and a captaincy blunder in the crucial match may have cost his side a playoffs berth, but Delhi Capitals head coach Ponting believes that Pant is "an outstanding young man who has the world at his feet". "He's (Pant) a wonderful player. He is just an outstanding young man who has got the world at his feet and he'll be exceptionally dangerous for India, especially on the wickets we'll provid...
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Ricky Ponting returns to Big Bash in off-field role | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australian cricket great and current Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting on Thursday signed a three-year deal as head of strategy for the Tasmanian Hurricanes in Australia's Big Bash League. The Hurricanes have never won the domestic T20 competition in their 11-year history and Tasmanian-born Ponting said that he was keen to change that. "With a few tweaks in a couple of key areas, I believe the Hurricanes have the foundations to win our first BBL trophy," said the 47-year-old, who played for the side in the first two years of the tournament. "The competition and the game itself have changed enormously from when I played for the Hurricanes back in BBL 01 and BBL 02, and I now know so much more about the nuances of the T20 game now than I did then. "I'm passionate about the progre...
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India vs South Africa: Rishabh Pant elated to lead India after KL Rahul’s injury | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rishabh Pant said Wednesday he will make the most of his unexpected chance to captain India after KL Rahul was ruled out to injury on the eve of the Twenty20 series against South Africa. Rahul was appointed captain of the team after all-format skipper Rohit Sharma and superstar Virat Kohli took a break when the Indian Premier League wrapped up, but he has now been sidelined by a groin injury. Pant, a wicketkeeper-batsman who leads Delhi Capitals in the IPL, will take charge in his place for the five-match series, which begins Thursday in New Delhi. "It's a great feeling, especially getting an opportunity like this in your hometown, (no) bigger opportunity than that and I will make the most of it," the 24-year-old told reporters. Pant added that his performance would be bolste...
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Justin Langer hits out at politics in Cricket Australia | Cricket News – Times of India

PERTH: Former Australia coach Justin Langer has slammed the politics in the national cricket board as he opened up on his messy departure from the top job, specifically hitting out at interim chairman Richard Freudenstein. In February, the 51-year-old stepped down as the senior men's team coach after rejecting a six-month contract extension, having hoped for a multi-year deal after overseeing a successful T20 World Cup campaign and an Ashes triumph. The day after quitting his job, Langer had a heated conversation with Freudenstein. Several Australian legends, including Mark Waugh, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh, Matthew Hayden and the late Shane Warne, came to their former teammate's defence and questioned Cricket Australia (CA) for the treatment meted out to Langer. "The fi...
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IPL 2022: Experienced players will have to step up against Mumbai Indians, says Delhi Capitals coach Ponting | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting feels his team is peaking at the right time but wants his big guns to deliver in what will be a virtual IPL quarter-final for them against Mumbai Indians here on Saturday. A win against MI will take DC into the playoffs. Speaking about their next game, Ponting said, "I have got full confidence in the players that they will have a really good game on Saturday. We strung back-to-back wins together for the first time (after Delhi Capitals' previous match against Punjab Kings) in the season. "It's been an up and down season for us, but we've played some good cricket. I always talk about playing our best cricket at the business end of the tournament and peaking at the right time. I've got a feeling that the boys are about to do that." The Capit...
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Experienced players will have to step up against MI: Ricky Ponting

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting feels his team is peaking at the right time but wants his big guns to deliver in what will be a virtual IPL quarterfinal for them against Mumbai Indians on Saturday. A win against MI will take DC into the playoffs. Speaking about their next game, Ponting said, “I have got full confidence in the players that they will have a really good game on Saturday. We strung back-to-back wins together for the first time (after Delhi Capitals’ previous match against Punjab Kings) in the season. “It’s been an up and down season for us, but we’ve played some good cricket. I always talk about playing our best cricket at the business end of the tournament and peaking at the right time. I’ve got a feeling that the boys are about to do that.” The Capitals have been ...
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Andrew Symonds: Australian all-round great loved by teammates | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Andrew Symonds, who died on Saturday night in a car crash aged 46, was instantly recognisable on the cricket field with a mop of dreadlocks poking out from his baggy green cap and lips gleaming with white zinc cream. A hulking presence at 6ft 2in (1.87m) with a grin as broad as his shoulders, he was a supremely talented all-rounder equally at home bowling spin or lively medium-pace. Despite his size, Symonds was a lithe and athletic presence on the ground, with safe bucket-like hands and a laser throw that saw him rated one of the game's greatest fielders. But he was at his most destructive with a bat in his hands. Symonds -- nicknamed "Roy" -- played 26 Tests and 198 50-over games for Australia in an international career spanning more than a decade, from 1998 until 2009. A pivo...
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Exclusive – IPL 2022: ‘Tu bass ball daal, zyaada se zyaada chauka lagega na’ – How Rishabh Pant has been guiding the likes of Lalit Yadav from behind the stumps | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Delhi Capitals are currently holding on to the No. 7 position on the IPL 2022 points tally, with 4 wins and 5 defeats in 9 outings so far. They are in a must-win situation in every match from here on to keep their hopes of a playoff berth alive. DC face Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday. Delhi Capitals all-rounder Lalit Yadav, who has impressed everyone with his power-hitting abilities and fielding, is confident that the Rishabh Pant-led team can make it to the playoffs. Delhi Capitals entered their maiden final in the 2020 season, but lost the title clash by 5 wickets against Mumbai Indians. Lalit Yadav (Photo credit: Delhi Capitals)TimesofIndia.com caught up with Lalit Yadav, who has scored 137 runs in 9 matches so far this season, at a strike-rate of 109.60, to talk about DC...
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Rohit Sharma behind Kuldeep Yadav’s resurgence, Virat Kohli preferred Axar Patel because of his batting capabilities, says Kuldeep’s childhood coach | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A few rough seasons with the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise in the IPL, not enough chances in the national team, warming benches, carrying drinks and injury setbacks - Kuldeep Yadav has gone through a lot in the past three years. But the left-arm wrist spinner is back with a bang and is currently second on the list of highest wicket-takers of IPL 2022, with 17 scalps. Kuldeep, who was part of the Kolkata Knight Riders unit from 2014 to 2021, was released by KKR last year and was bought for Rs. 2 crore (base price) by the Delhi Capitals. The wrist-spinner was roped in by KKR in 2014 and was handed his debut IPL cap in 2016. He steadily became a key member of the team, especially in the 2017 and 2018 seasons, in which he claimed, a cumulative, 29 wickets (12 wickets in 2017 an...
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IPL 2022: Kuldeep Yadav needed positive environment, love and attention, says Ricky Ponting | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: A phenomenal talent like Kuldeep Yadav required a "positive environment" filled with a lot of "love and attention" to blossom and that's what was given to him by Delhi Capitals, head coach Ricky Ponting said. The left-arm wrist spinner, who is currently second in the list of wicket-takers with 17 scalps, had a rough three years prior to this IPL edition after being confined to bench by the erstwhile national team management and also not getting enough support from his previous IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders. Add to it, he had a major knee surgery that ruled him out of last IPL. 🗣️"One of the things that I was most pleased about was the way that we actually started the game with the ball".S… https://t.co/LDWmiOsvBZ— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) 1651394888000"We are really plea...
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Why Ricky Ponting broke remote controls watching Delhi Capitals play

With three wins and four losses in the first seven matches of the season, Delhi Capitals are currently seventh in the points table and all set to face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the next match on Thursday. Sharing his experience of watching the team’s previous match from quarantine, head coach Ricky Ponting said, “It was frustrating. I think I broke three or four remote controls and a few bottles of water might have got thrown into the walls and things like that (laughs). When you’re on the side-lines, being a coach and you can’t control what’s happening out in the middle, that’s hard enough, but when you’re not actually at the ground, it can get a little more frustrating.” The former Australian batting great re-joined the DC squad at training after completing his precautionary five...
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IPL 2022: Ricky Ponting’s family member tests positive for COVID-19, Delhi Capitals head coach isolated for five days | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A family member of Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing him to go into a five-day isolation, the IPL franchise said on Friday. Ponting, though, has tested negative for the virus, the franchise that has been battling a slew of COVID cases over the past few days announced hours before its IPL match against Rajasthan Royals. The family has now been moved into an isolation facility. "Ponting himself has tested negative twice subsequently. However, in the best interest of the team, the management and medical team has decided that he will remain in isolation for five days, as he was a close contact," the Delhi Capitals said in the statement. OFFICIAL STATEMENT:A family member of Delhi Capitals Head Coach Ricky Ponting has tested positive...
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On This Day in 1998, Tendulkar unleashed the ‘Desert Storm’ on Australian bowling attack in Sharjah | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: On this day in 1998, legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar played one of the finest One Day International (ODI) innings of all times against Australia at Sharjah, unleashing what is known as the 'Desert Storm' to the millions, on the lethal Aussie bowling attack comprising of likes of Shane Warne, Michael Kasprowicz, and Damien Fleming. "Desert storm in Sharjah! On this day in 1998, the world witnessed one of Sachin Tendulkar's greatest innings as he smashed an incredible 143 against Australia," tweeted ICC. 🌪️ Desert storm in Sharjah!On this day in 1998, the world witnessed one of Sachin Tendulkar's greatest innings as… https://t.co/jIm6Bk2ksK— ICC (@ICC) 1650596885000The match was played as a part of the Coca-Cola Cup, a triangular series between India, Australia, and Ne...
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IPL 2022: When you win, everything seems positive even if you commit mistakes, says Lalit Yadav | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: All-rounder Lalit Yadav, one of the blue-eyed boys of Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting, feels that a victory always creates a positive vibe despite the mistakes committed on the job. The COVID-hit DC crushed Punjab Kings by nine wickets with 57 balls to spare. Lalit with figures of 2/11, which included the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan, contributed to the victory. "It was a different vibe altogether. You know, when we win, everything seems to look positive, no matter how many mistakes we commit," Lalit said ahead of Capitals' next match against Rajasthan Royals on Friday. "That's a really great thing for the team, especially when the next match is in two days. The momentum we've gained is really important, and we will go into the next game with confidence." With six positive COVID-...
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IPL 2022: Ricky Ponting’s pep talk lifted our confidence following COVID outbreak, says Axar Patel | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Hit hard by COVID-19 outbreak before their IPL game against Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals all-rounder Axar Patel said a pep talk from head coach Ricky Ponting worked wonders in lifting the morale of the side, resulting in a comprehensive win. DC showed remarkable resilience to overcome a COVID crisis in their camp and hand Punjab Kings a nine-wicket thrashing in an IPL game on Wednesday night. The match, which was shifted to the Brabourne Stadium from Pune, was given a go ahead barely an hour before the start of play after DC wicketkeeper-batter Tim Seifert tested positive on Wednesday morning. But head coach Ponting did all in his capacity to help his side stay focussed. "We were quarantined and we started practice two-three days after that, he (Ponting) told us we have two opti...
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IPL 2022: We need to get better in all aspects of the game, says Delhi Capitals’ coach Ricky Ponting | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Delhi Capitals' (DC) head coach Ricky Ponting feels his team needs to improve in all aspects of the game after its third defeat in five games in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). DC lost by 16 runs to Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday night to lie at the bottom half of the IPL table with just four points. And Ponting said it's time DC start clicking as a unit in all aspects of the game. "We haven't had our full strength batting. Mitchell Marsh played his first game and probably didn't quite fit the tempo of the game that we needed. Rovman Powell hasn't fired so far in middle order. So we need to fix some things and what we intended to do throughout the tournament," Ponting said at the post-match press conference. "There is definitely som...
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IPL 2022, DC vs RCB: Stung by Covid, anxious Delhi Capitals look to find their groove | Cricket News – Times of India

Physio positive, Delhi players confined to rooms before RCB tieTwo wins from four matches don't make for a bad report card, but Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant and coach Ricky Ponting will know they are far from an ideal start. Now they have other troubles too. Just as the team was looking to get into the groove ahead of Saturday's match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, each member was confined to their rooms on Friday after physio Patrick Farhart tested positive for Covid-19. Ponting and Pant will be keeping their fingers crossed and hope nobody else returns positive on Saturday. It will be a few anxious hours for the team, which is still seeking its perfect combination. Three weeks into the tournament, this is where teams pull away from the rest or lag behind. The points table...
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Knew if given confidence, Kuldeep Yadav could be one of the finds of IPL: Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting, Delhi Capitals’ coach, has said that he had noted that Kuldeep Yadav hadn’t played for two years with KKR, and knew that if Yadav was given confidence, he could be one of the “finds of the tournament”. “We are unlocking little handbrakes that might be holding players back. Even Kuldeep Yadav. For someone like him to be at KKR for couple of years and not playing – I understand they have some good spinners – one of the reasons I identified him at the auction was for that reason. I thought if we could bring him into our environment and really give him lots of confidence, I thought he could be one of the finds of the tournament,” he said in The Delhi Capitals podcast. “He is bowling beautifully and growing in this environment. Ponting talked about the importance of being pat...
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IPL 2022: Anrich Nortje is 4-5 spells away from being match ready, says Ponting

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting feels South African pacer Anrich Nortje is just a couple of spells away from being match ready and expressed optimism over his availability for their next IPL game against Lucknow Super Giants on April 7. Nortje has been out of competitive cricket since last November’s T20 World Cup due to a back and hip injury. “Nortje bowled 100% this morning (Saturday) in the warm-ups. He has to get through another maybe four or five-over spell at 100% capacity and then I think if he gets clearance from Cricket South Africa, he should be right to go. “We have got a few more days before our next game, so hopefully he is available for selection for that one,” Ponting said at the virtual post-match press conference after losing by 14 runs against Gujarat Titan...