Dubai: In the IPL 2020, Delhi Capital’s head coach Ricky Pointing has said that his team has not played their best cricket yet in the league’s 13th season. The team, however, is in first place with six wins from eight matches and is close to qualifying for the playoffs.
Delhi has to play the next match against Chennai Super Kings. Prior to the match, Ponting has said, ‘Things have been good so far this season. But I am not the person who tries to look far because I know how soon IPL can change. We have seen earlier that the team won all six matches in its opening but still could not make it to the playoffs.
He said, ‘Therefore we will keep an eye on things. I think we may have won six out of eight matches but we have not played our best cricket yet.
Ponting has said that he is asking his players to focus on playing their best cricket in the second half. The former Australian captain said, “One thing I’ve been saying since the beginning of the tournament is that I want our players to play their best cricket in the second half, even if they don’t play in the first half”.
He said, ‘We will continue to work on this side, but there is a very good atmosphere in the team at the moment and when it happens in your teams, the team wins more matches. Therefore, we will continue to pay attention to this and ensure that our planning and preparation are good and results come in our favor.
Regarding the challenges facing Chennai, Ponting said, ‘We have played matches against every team and have played two matches with Rajasthan. We will also play the second match with Chennai. You cannot take anyone lightly in this tournament. He has proved what a great team he is, probably the best team in the IPL, from day one. When you have Shane Watson, Dhoni, Jadeja and Faf du Plessis in the team, you cannot take that team lightly ‘.