Nortje to play next game for DC? Ponting gives update on SA pacer’s fitness and availability of Warner, Marsh

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting supplied an replace on David Warner, Mitchell Marsh and Anrich Nortje after his facet’s loss to Gujarat Titans | Photo: BCCI/IPL/ICC


  • Delhi Capitals (DC) head coach Ricky Ponting supplied an replace on the unavailable trio of Anrich Nortje, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh
  • SA pacer Nortje has been nursing the hip damage since T20 World Cup 2021, whereas Mitchell Marsh suffered a hip-flexor pressure earlier than Pakistan collection
  • DC misplaced to Gujarat Titans of their second recreation of the IPL 2022

Delhi Capitals (DC) after handing a shock defeat to the Mumbai Indians of their opening recreation of the 2022 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) appeared to have missed their abroad trio in a crunch recreation in opposition to Gujarat Titans as they got here brief by 14 runs within the second recreation. DC head coach Ricky Ponting reckoned that 172 was a chaseable rating with a brief boundary on one facet however admitted that they’ve to enhance their powerplay batting and panicked a bit of bit within the center overs.

Delhi had misplaced three wickets contained in the powerplay earlier than skipper Rishabh Pant and final recreation’s hero Lalit Yadav stabilised the innings and saved the facet heading in the right direction of the chase earlier than Lockie Ferguson modified the sport with twin strikes and Titans gained the sport by 14 runs. Capitals performed the primary two video games with out their star abroad trio of Anrich Nortje, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh and it looks like slowly the issues for the final 12 months’s table-toppers are going to resolve.

Providing an replace on the trio through the post-match press convention, head coach Ricky Ponting mentioned, “Yeah, I believe David Warner has arrived in Mumbai as properly. He left early yesterday morning [from Sydney] I imagine, so he needs to be there once we get again to Mumbai tonight. Mitchell Marsh has been in Mumbai for a number of days clearly getting his quarantine completed. I believe he could also be out of quarantine tomorrow really.”

Marsh picked up a hip-flexor damage earlier than the primary ODI in opposition to Pakistan and therefore was dominated out of the 4 limited-overs video games in opposition to Babar Azam-led facet and arrived in Mumbai earlier.

“We are hoping for him that he is gonna be obtainable for the sport on the tenth. You know he picked up that slight hip-flexor pressure in Pakistan, so we have to get plenty of remedy work into him clearly a number of good coaching classes earlier than he’s obtainable for choice, fingers crossed, Davey needs to be obtainable for the following recreation and Mitchell Marsh the sport after,” Ponting mentioned on the all-rounder.

Speaking about speedster Nortje, Ponting reckoned that the 28-year outdated is likely to be obtainable from the following recreation, nonetheless, he must get a health clearance from Cricket South Africa earlier than he can characteristic within the DC line-up.

“Nortje bowled a 100% this morning within the warm-up. So I believe he’s going to get via one other 4-5 over spell at a 100% after which I believe if he will get clearance from Cricket South Africa then he needs to be proper to go,” Ponting added.

The Capitals will play their subsequent recreation in opposition to Lucknow Super Giants on Thursday, April 7 at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai.

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