Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting is aware that his team will retain only three or four players in the IPL auction but said that he does not mind going into the league with the same team next season if possible. Ponting admitted that Kolkata Knight Riders proved his team nineteen in the second qualifier on Wednesday.
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He said after the match, “To be honest, I would like to see everyone in this team again. It’s a great team and the players, support staff, coaches have done a great job. It is our performance that shows.” Ponting said, “It is disappointing to end the season like this. We know that only three or four players will be retained. Most of the players will go to the auction again and I will try to make sure that most of them can be part of Delhi Capitals again. I have thoroughly enjoyed the last three seasons with him.
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The Australian great cricketer said, “My goal will be to bring all or most of them back to Delhi Capitals.” He blamed the inability to score runs for the loss at the hands of KKR. He said that everything changed with the powerplay itself. “If I look at the entire season, this was the only match in which we played poorly. We didn’t bat well and didn’t score runs in the powerplay. Wickets kept falling in the middle order.