IPL 2021: Not giving R Ashwin his full quota of overs in opposition to RR in all probability a mistake, says DC head coach Ricky Ponting

IPL 2021: Not giving R Ashwin his full quota of overs in opposition to RR in all probability a mistake, says DC head coach Ricky Ponting

Mumbai: Not giving off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin his full quota of overs was “in all probability a mistake”, Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting conceded after his aspect went down by three wickets within the IPL conflict in opposition to Rajasthan Royals on Thursday.

Ricky Ponting said dew was a factor in the second innings as bowlers found it difficult to grip the ball. Sportzpics

Ricky Ponting mentioned dew was an element within the second innings as bowlers discovered it troublesome to grip the ball. Sportzpics

Ashwin conceded simply 14 runs and no boundaries in his three overs after being introduced in following the powerplay on Thursday night time when DC have been defending a modest 148.

With two left-handers— David Miller (62) and Rahul Tewatia (19)— within the center, new skipper Rishabh Pant launched Marcus Stoinis within the assault as an alternative of continuous with Ashwin within the Thirteenth over.

The Australian conceded 15 runs which included three fours, taking RR from 58/5 to 73/5 to successfully shift the momentum.

“That is definitely one thing that we’ll speak about after I get an opportunity to sit down down with the crew. He had bowled fantastically. Three overs, none for 14. Hadn’t even conceded a boundary,” Ponting mentioned within the digital press convention.

“He had a disappointing sport in sport one, however he has labored actually exhausting in the previous few days to ensure he adjusted and obtained issues proper on this sport.

“I assumed he bowled fantastically tonight. In all probability a mistake on our behalf, and one thing we shall be speaking about afterward.”

The Royals wanted 58 from the final 5 overs. Morris smashed 4 sixes within the final two overs throughout his quick-fire 18-ball 36 to take the crew residence with two balls to spare.

“We in all probability gave him (Morris) a number of too many straightforward balls, a number of too many slot balls for those who like,” Ponting mentioned.

“The size wasn’t fairly the place it wanted to be. In case you take a look at the replay of the sport, for those who bowled an inexpensive yorker, he did not rating off them.

“If it was again of a size, type of, above stump excessive, he did not pay money for them both, particularly with tempo on the ball. We talked about how you can bowl to him, however the execution in all probability wasn’t there.”

Ponting mentioned dew was an element within the second innings as bowlers discovered it troublesome to grip the ball.

“The opposite factor you’ve got to consider is simply how moist and the way dewy the ball was within the second innings of the sport,” Ponting mentioned.

“It wasn’t straightforward for the bowlers to grip. You may see it on the finish there. There have been a number of full tosses that quick bowlers bowled with the ball slipping out of their hand somewhat bit.

“That is half and parcel of IPL cricket. We knew coming right here that there shall be somewhat little bit of dew within the second half of the sport. And we did not adapt, and we did not execute in addition to we might have tonight.”

The previous Australian skipper mentioned errors within the final 4 overs value them the match.

“Until across the Thirteenth-over mark in our bowling innings, the second innings of the sport, the whole lot was going in keeping with plan. We made a number of errors coming within the final 4 or 5 overs of the sport.

“If you find yourself somewhat bit off in opposition to any crew within the IPL, simply bowl a few dangerous balls or simply a few these right here and there, it’s very often the distinction within the end result. We did not get issues proper on the again finish tonight.”

Ponting was impressed with pacer Avesh Khan’s efficiency within the final two video games.

“He has been extremely spectacular. Bodily he has misplaced a little bit of weight. He’s bowling sooner, his motion is best, his line and size, variations have been glorious,” he mentioned.

The 24-year-old has supplied early breakthroughs, claiming 5 wickets thus far within the two video games

“He has grabbed his alternatives with each fingers. Spending time with the Indian crew forward of the IPL has helped him. He’s has been an actual discover for us.”

Delhi Capitals will subsequent play in opposition to Punjab Kings on Sunday in Mumbai.

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