Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting admitted that his team’s pursuit of goals remains a matter of concern and if they lose the Indian Premier League after losing three consecutive matches. If you want to win the next two matches to reach the playoffs, then it has to be improved immediately.
After a good start, Delhi have lost three matches in a row and on two of these occasions it failed to reach the target. These include the defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday. Currently he is third in the IPL Points Table.
“It is a matter of concern,” Ricky Ponting said at a post-match press conference. When we decided to bowl first we let them score big. We have to show better play in it. We need to bowl well first and perform better while chasing the target as it has not been favorable to us till now.
Delhi Capitals now face the top-ranked Mumbai Indians and second-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore in the table.
Ricky Ponting said, ‘We had an idea from the beginning of the tournament about how many points are needed to qualify. We got seven wins early and now lost three consecutive matches. We will have to regain the winning momentum.
He said, ‘We will play our last two matches against Mumbai and Bangalore and if we play the way we are playing now, it will be difficult for us to win these two matches. So we have to change things as soon as possible. ‘
Wriddhiman Saha took the top order in place of Johnny Bairstow and played a blistering 87 off 45 balls for the Sunrisers and Ponting said he was surprised by the wicketkeeper’s innings. .
Ponting said, “We knew that Kane Williamson could return and that Jonny Bairstow would have to sit out, which meant that Saha would return as the wicketkeeper.” We had discussed in the morning how to play against Saha and Kane.
He said, “Saha batted excellently today. He actually surprised me a bit. I know he is a dangerous player but he came back after a long time and played a great innings. His innings made a difference in the match.