Having lost all three encounters against the Mumbai Indians this season, the Delhi Capitals go into the final showdown as the underdogs, but Ponting believes his team has the ability to end the tournament on a high. Ponting and the Delhi Capitals finished as the runners-up at IPL 2020, losing to Mumbai Indians in the final. Speaking to news agency ANI, Dhawan said how a chat with Delhi Capitals’ head coach Ricky Ponting about his initial slow start gave him confidence that he was on the right track. I think he’s vastly improved in the past 12 months and we are all starting to see how good he can be with the bat and the bowl and even in the field.”, Also Read | 7 facts about IPL 2020 MI vs DC final that you might not know. The SRH bowlers knew that if they missed their mark, he (Stoinis) would not let the opportunity to score go. One of Ricky Ponting’s players has revealed the former Australian captain changed his mind about cricket’s most divisive act. So I know what it is like to be there, but the most important thing in these big games is to not try to hide away and say it’s just another game, when actually it’s not – it’s got more to it. We’ll try to keep everything as simple as we can. We had a great start, but things got a little bit shaky towards the back-end, but the boys have managed to play two really good games out of their last three, and hopefully we can play our best game in the final.”. Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Bhopal There are a lot of guys who never made one. Copyright © 2020 The Indian Express [P] Ltd. All Rights Reserved, IPL 2020: Ricky Ponting warns MI on eve of final, says DC's best still to come, Ricky Ponting with Delhi Capitals in the UAE. Thank you for subscribing to our daily newsletter. “So if we rectify those things and play somewhere near our best, then we can…”, The Indian Express is now on Telegram. We’ll try to keep things simple for him and keep our fingers crossed, and hope for things to fall into place tomorrow,” Ponting signed off. https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/ipl-2020-ricky-ponting-sends-out-message-to-mumbai-indians-says-dc-s-best-still-to-come/story-1SoAEra5z3vacgtGJrFUFK.html, Ponting sends out message to MI, says DC’s best still to come, https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/india-vs-australia-in-david-warner-s-absence-he-could-provide-some-experience-darren-lehmann-says-aussies-should-stick-with-joe-burns/story-qKUP1nIR81hkCMcfSMCS1H.html, ‘Burns can provide experience in Warner’s absence’: Lehmann, https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/suresh-raina-set-to-return-to-cricket-will-play-for-up-in-syed-mushtaq-ali-trophy/story-maBJngJHy9MmFFgX06MsfJ.html, Raina set to return to cricket, will play in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/babar-azam-s-absence-should-not-affect-pakistan-s-chances-in-t20i-series-against-nz-miandad/story-MTsvOLCVrwnaVy3IkFYRcN.html, Babar absence should not affect Pakistan’s chances in T20I series: Miandad, https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/tom-moody-returns-to-sunrisers-hyderabad-camp-this-time-as-director-of-cricket/story-SnNVH4ta5xVKUjZrauqkhP.html, Tom Moody returns to SRH camp, this time as Director of Cricket, IPL 2020: Ricky Ponting sends out message to Mumbai Indians, says DC’s best still to come. 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Also Read | Ricky Ponting- The backroom leader plotting Delhi Capitals’ rise, Reflecting on the season where his team went through several ups and downs but still managed to finish second on the league table, Ponting added, “Yeah, it was a little bit frustrating because up until that point (four consecutive losses), we had played some very good cricket and we were arguably the best team in the tournament. Rohit Sharma gives injury update. There were also talks that he might be replaced by Ajinkya Rahane. Ponting’s arrival will be interesting as he is expected to have a conversation with bowler Ravichandran Ashwin over mankading. You’re actually better off enjoying it and trying to embrace the extra nerve that comes with a final,” expressed Ponting. First-timers Delhi Capitals take on four-time champions Mumbai Indians in the Dream11 IPL Final on Tuesday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. 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