Former Australian cricketer and Indian Premier League (IPL) side Delhi Capitals’ head coach Ricky Ponting has reckoned that his country’s players should feature in the rescheduled Indian Premier League (IPL), which will be held in the UAE in September-October.
Ponting felt that the tournament can help his country’s cricketers prepare better for the ICC T20 World Cup.
Hel said that it was important for Aussie cricketers to “get back into the groove” ahead of the T20 World Cup and the Ashes series after their ace cricketers like David Warner, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Steve Smith, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson and Daniel Sams had missed the West Indies and Bangladesh series limited-overs series recently.
“Those guys that haven’t played for three or four months now, they need to get back into the groove of playing high-quality cricket against the best players in the world,” Ponting was quoted as saying by SEN radio.
“No doubt it’s their best preparation to be in those exact conditions, playing in probably the strongest domestic T20 tournament in the world. All the best players in the world will be there … and I’m not just saying it because I want some of the Australian players there at the Delhi Capitals,” explained Ponting.