IPL 2021: DC coach Ricky Ponting reveals Steve Smith’s batting place | Cricket Information
Former Australian skipper and Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has confirmed that Steve Smith will bat within the high three within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 if the batsman will get into the taking part in XI.
With Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and South Africa tempo duo Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje in crimson sizzling type, Smith has to battle it out for the one abroad spot.
“I believe the truth that he is been launched from the franchise that he is been at for a very long time will make him a bit hungry as properly this 12 months,” cricket.com.au quoted Ponting as saying.
“So, if he will get a chance with us — I believe will probably be within the high three someplace — if he will get a chance, I am certain he’ll have a fantastic 12 months for us,” he added.
Smith, who had a disappointing IPL season final 12 months, is “very eager” to get out on the sphere and present what he has acquired for the Capitals.
“I caught up with him (lately), he is very, very eager to go on the market and carry out properly,” stated Ponting.
“Clearly the opposite aspect of that’s there is a massive public sale once more subsequent 12 months, so if he occurs to have a very good IPL this 12 months, then I am certain that that worth goes to go up for the approaching season,” he added.
The former Australian skipper feels the mere presence of Smith in the Delhi Capitals camp is sufficient for the aspect, contemplating the data the star batsman has of cricket.
“(It is) nice to have him as part of our squad. As I stated — even when he would not play, as an illustration, to have somebody like that round along with his kind of data on the sport and the T20 sport, can be nice for our group. I can not wait to work with him once more,” stated Ponting.
Earlier within the day, Nortje and Rabada arrived in Mumbai to affix the Delhi Capitals (DC) squad. Rishabh Pant-led DC will start their IPL 2021 marketing campaign towards Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 10.