Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammad Kaif stated most of his gamers, together with new skipper Rishabh Pant, are in good rhythm going into the IPL as they intention to go one higher in comparison with final time when Mumbai Indians dashed their goals of a maiden title.
“We wish to go one step additional this 12 months and that is the Delhi Capitals staff purpose. Now we have the gamers to win the title,” stated Kaif, who attended his first observe session with the staff on the Cricket Membership of India right here on Saturday.
“We had been very shut final 12 months and the plus level for this season is that a lot of the gamers equivalent to Rishabh Pant have been enjoying numerous cricket.
“They’ve been in contact with the sport and due to this fact they’re in good rhythm going into the IPL.”
Delhi boasts of the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Ishant Sharma and abroad gamers equivalent to Steve Smith, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje– all of whom have performed some cricket or the opposite in the previous couple of months.
The 40-year-old stated Kaif stated the staff focussed on taking catches below lights throughout their observe session on Saturday.
“The gamers have been finishing up batting and bowling drills in the previous couple of days. As a training group we determined to deal with fielding expertise in at present’s observe session.
“The gamers took some catches below lights. It was an important session. I received to fulfill many younger gamers within the staff and the skilled ones as nicely. I had a very good chat with Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane.”
Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting will probably be attending his first coaching session after finishing his quarantine interval.
“I’m wanting ahead to assembly Ricky in particular person. I’ve been in contact with him on the cellphone. We are going to chalk out a coaching plan with Ponting for the upcoming days as soon as he joins the staff on the sector,” Kaif stated.
Delhi Capitals will begin their IPL 2021 marketing campaign towards Chennai Tremendous Kings in Mumbai on April 10.