DC coach Ricky Ponting has made a big gesture about Steve Smith’s inclusion in the playing eleven.
Ponting’s statement on Steve Smith
Steve Smith was part of Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020. And, not only the part but also the captain. But under his captaincy, RR proved to be the worst team of the previous season. This was the reason that the Rajasthan franchise released him before the mini auction of 2021. Now the Delhi Capitals Sahara is built by Steve Smith, who left Rajasthan. He has bought them their base price for 2 crores only. But the big question is, where will play in the playing XI?
The answer to this question is with Ricky Ponting, the coach of Delhi Capitals. Ponting told when and with whom Steve Smith could be selected in the playing XI of the team. According to the head coach of Delhi Capitals, Steve Smith can get a place in the playing eleven, but for this he will have to play in the top 3.
To play in the playing XI one has to play in the top 3.
Ricky Ponting said, “Steve Smith has a hunger to do better this season.” This year, he got a chance to join us. I think this year will prove to be much better for them. They will show hunger for runs. I think we can feed them in the top 3. “
Clash with the foreign players of the camp
The fight to make a place in Smith’s playing XI will not depend solely on his own performance. Rather, they will also have to compete with players like Rabada, Norkhia and Stonyash. Actually, according to the IPL rules, a team can field only 4 foreign players in their playing XI.
Smith being in Delhi camp is a big deal – Ponting
Steve Smith would like to cash in on this season for himself after the previous season had passed poorly. He will also be eyeing the IPL mega auction to be held next year. But before that, he will have to pile up runs this season. According to Ricky Ponting, it is a big deal for a player like Steve Smith to be in Delhi Capitals camp. The team will benefit from the cricket experience of this star batsman.
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