Former Australian skipper and Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting on Monday teased all-rounder Axar Patel and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who starred for India within the latest Test collection in opposition to England. Axar and Ashwin collectively picked 59 wickets in opposition to England within the four-match Test collection which India gained 3-1. While Axar turned the joint highest wicket-taker in a debut Test collection for India, Ashwin completed with 32 scalps, probably the most by any bowler within the collection. Ponting is hoping that the spin duo has some wickets left to soak up the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
If Axar and Ashwin — who each play for the Delhi Capitals — starred with the ball, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant smashed a match-winning hundred within the fourth and last Test in opposition to England which India gained on Saturday in Ahmedabad.
The Delhi Capitals head coach needs to see Pant replicating his heroics within the cash-rich league slated to start from April 9.
“Can’t wait to get over to @delhicapitals and get to work. Hope @akshar2026 and @ashwinravi99 have some wickets left after taking all of them in the last month, and @rishabhpant17 has more runs to make!” Ponting tweeted.
Can’t wait to recover from to @delhicapitals and get to work. Hope @akshar2026 and @ashwinravi99 have some wickets left after taking all of them within the final month, and @rishabhpant17 has extra runs to make! https://t.co/5Q8btBhjqq
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) March 8, 2021
The IPL Governing Council on Sunday introduced the schedule for IPL 14 to be held in India throughout six venues from April 9.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians will tackle Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Chennai within the match opener.
Each group is ready to play at 4 venues in the course of the league stage. Out of the 56 league matches, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru will host 10 matches every whereas Ahmedabad and Delhi will host eight matches every.
One of the highlights of this version of the IPL might be the truth that all matches might be performed at impartial venues, no group will play at their dwelling venue. All groups will play at 4 out of six venues in the course of the league stage.
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