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Experienced players will have to step up against MI: Ricky Ponting

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Delhi Capitals Head Coach Ricky Ponting during the nets session on Tuesday

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting feels his team is peaking at the right time but wants his big guns to deliver in what will be a virtual IPL quarterfinal for them against Mumbai Indians on Saturday. A win against MI will take DC into the playoffs.

Speaking about their next game, Ponting said, “I have got full confidence in the players that they will have a really good game on Saturday. We strung back-to-back wins together for the first time (after Delhi Capitals’ previous match against Punjab Kings) in the season.

“It’s been an up and down season for us, but we’ve played some good cricket. I always talk about playing our best cricket at the business end of the tournament and peaking at the right time. I’ve got a feeling that the boys are about to do that.” The Capitals have been an inconsistent lot this season, with seven wins and six defeats in their 13 games. There will be no margin for error, though, at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.

The Australian legend added that the experienced players will have to step up for the team in the crucial match against Mumbai Indians. “Davey (Warner) has done a really good job at the top of the order. We have also seen how destructive Mitchell Marsh can be at the number three slot. And among the bowlers, Kuldeep has been exceptional and Axar has been bowling economically as well.

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