IPL 2020: Ricky Ponting warns against over-training in UAE heat

By: PTI | Dubai |

Published: September 2, 2020 3:30:22 pm

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting throughout the Indian Premier League 2019. (PTI/File Photo)

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting feels the staff has slotted far too could coaching periods forward of the IPL and contemplating the heat in the UAE, he says the period of staff’s coaching will depend upon the way it “shapes up” after each session.

Ponting oversaw the primary session of the staff on Tuesday following his six-day quarantine upon arrival in Dubai. Weather circumstances might be a problem for all groups and Ponting mentioned groups can solely overcome this by managing coaching periods higher.

“We’ve got a smaller squad so I want to sort of manage our training sessions differently than we did last year. I’ve made it clear to the boys that we are not going to over-train in the first three weeks. I believe our preparation leading up to the first game is critical,” Ponting mentioned in a staff assertion.

“I want to make sure that physically, technically and tactically the boys are peaking for the first game.”

“It is an unusual time we have got – having three weeks – I think we had slotted in about 20 training sessions before our first game, which in my opinion are too many, so we are just going to see how the boys are shaping up after every training session and then take it from there,” added the 45-year-old.

Ponting had guided Delhi to their first play-off start final 12 months for the reason that 2012 season.

The World Cup-winning skipper desires his gamers to recollect why they had been profitable final season.

“…I want to make sure we can replicate that this season as well. I think it’s really important that when you have success, you understand why you have it. I’ll be banking on the guys we still have from last year – it’s important for them to remember the positives.”

“If they can impose that on the younger and new guys in the team, before you know it, you’re going to have this really infectious attitude around the team again which is what I’m all about as a coach,” mentioned the Australian nice.

Ponting mentioned the staff which manages itself one of the best amid the strict bio-secure protocols in place is extra more likely to have success on the bottom.

“What I mean by management is not managing the players, but managing our time as well, and finding things and activities which we can do together as a group,” added Ponting, who might be guiding Delhi for a 3rd season.

Complimenting newer recruits Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane, the Australian nice mentioned the duo will add a number of expertise to the squad.

“Both of them are class gamers, and have been long-term Indian gamers. Ashwin has been probably the most profitable spinners in IPL historical past, and Rahane has led Rajasthan for a very long time as effectively.

“They have all sorts of skill, class and experience which they”ll add to our squad. We all understand how essential expertise is in T20 cricket, and we perceive that.

“We’ve got a young captain in Shreyas (Iyer), but to have those older, more experienced minds on the ground will help us a lot,” he added.

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