As the Delhi Capitals open the Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign against the Chennai super Kings on Saturday, captain Rishabh Pant is eager to lead the team for the first time and said that “getting out for the toss will be extra” With MS Dhoni ”. He said, “It will be special tomorrow to get out for a toss with MS Dhoni. This will be the first time that I will lead the IPL team and the first match will be against.” Mahi Bhai. I have learned a lot from him, and I have gained a lot of experience from him. Hopefully, I can use this experience against him and we can win this match. “I am looking forward,” Pant said in a statement.
Pant said that the Delhi Capital team for IPL 2021 has a great mix of experience and youth. Pant said, I am talking to senior players like Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane.
“I am also talking to Ricky (Ponting, head coach) and our bowling coach James Hopes. We have a good mix of seniors and juniors in our team and I think this year we can do something with Ricky's help.” ,” she added.
Pant expressed that he would like to keep things simple as the captain in his first match in the IPL.
“I haven't thought about the fact that this is my first match as a captain in the IPL. I'm just going to keep things simple and give 100 percent. You as a wicketkeeper and now about setting the field It is a good idea. Pant said that as the captain, I am changing the field straight.
The runners-up Delhi Capitals will be ready to lift the trophy this time. Speaking ahead of their opening match, Head Coach Ponting said the team wanted to build on last year's performance and look at the opening game with a “great attitude”.
Ponting said, “CSK has got a good squad of players and they have got a lot of flexibility and a lot of options.
“I have told the boys that this is not about the last season, but there are a lot of positives that we can take from the matches played in the previous season.
“Although we have got a slightly different team, we as a group hope to play better and get some better results. So, for us, Chennai Super Kings is just a game.
“We should play it with the right attitude and play well. Hopefully they win the game and advance to the second game. But we know that we have to play well to win,” he said.
The former Australia captain said that Suresh Raina, who missed last season, will make a big change in CSK's outfits this year.
He said: “Chennai Super Kings have been one of the most successful teams in the history of the IPL. They have got a great leader and a large contingent of players. They have always managed to play cricket consistently.
“Last year, they were probably disappointed with the way their season worked, but I think a lot had to do with the fact that Suresh Raina was not there for the entire tournament. He was back in the team this year. Will.” Which is almost like a new recruit for them. “
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