Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting believes ex-Aussie skipper and star batsman Steve Smith can have an incredible yr for the Delhi outfit this yr.
Within the IPL 2021 public sale, Smith was picked up by Capitals for INR 2.2 crore, simply INR 20 lakh greater than his base worth of INR 2 crore. Ponting additionally revealed Smith’s batting place, saying the Aussie stalwart would function someplace within the prime three.
“I feel the truth that he’s been launched from the franchise (Rajasthan Royals) that he’s been at for a very long time will make him a bit hungry as nicely this yr.
“So, if he will get a possibility with us — I feel will probably be within the prime three someplace — if he will get a possibility, I’m certain he’ll have an incredible yr for us.
“I caught up with him (lately), he’s very, very eager to go on the market and carry out nicely. Clearly, the opposite facet of that’s there’s a giant public sale once more subsequent yr, so if he occurs to have a very good IPL this yr, then I’m certain that that worth goes to go up for the approaching season,” Ricky Ponting advised cricket.com.au.
Ponting additionally mentioned that Smith’s presence within the squad shall be nice for the DC camp, even when the star batsman would not discover a place within the Enjoying XI.
“(It’s) nice to have him as part of our squad. As I mentioned — even when he doesn’t play, for example, to have somebody like that round along with his form of data on the sport and the T20 sport, shall be nice for our group. I can’t wait to work with him once more,” mentioned Ponting.