Warne, Ponting to play Twenty20 bushfire match, Serena donates winnings
Sunday, 12 January 2020 Former Australian cricketing greats Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne will temporarily come out of retirement to play in a charity Twenty20 match next month as sports organizations and athletes seek ways to raise funds for bushfire relief.
Mumbai Indians (MI) registered and easy victory by 57 runs against Delhi Capitals (DC) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the first qualifier of IPL-2020 on November 5.Delhi Capitals' Coach Ricky Ponting admitted that the MI outplayed them on all fronts. "Today, we were outplayed by Mumbai Indians. Decisions which captain takes in the field sometimes they went wrong or it is a vice-versa situation." "They executed things better than us it is as simple as that and in all the aspects of the game they were better than us," Ponting added.
Mumbai Indians (MI) registered and easy victory by 57 runs against Delhi Capitals (DC) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the first qualifier of IPL-2020 on November 5. DC coach Ricky Ponting said, "Today, Marcus Stoinis showed how class player he is and he has really developed his game. Axar Patel also really played very well with the bat." "Our options were right but execution wasn't that it needs to be and Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje have done a great job throughout the tournament," he added. "Nothing comes easy in the IPL and you can't afford to take a single ball for granted," DC coach further said.
Delhi Capitals lost third straight match in IPL 2020 on October 27 after SunRisers Hyderabad defeated it by 88 runs in the 47th match of the current season. Delhi Capitals Head Coach Ricky Ponting said that it is matter of concern for the team, and they have to change things quickly to ensure their spot in the playoffs. Chasing mammoth 219 runs, DC struggled from the start and the entire team was bowled out for 131 runs in 19 overs.
Cricketer S Sreesanth is back in the game after seven years of long-ban. He was banned from cricket for alleged spot-fixing during the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL). The Indian pacer will take part in the Kerala Cricket Association's (KCA) President's Cup T20 tournament. Speaking to ANI, Sreesanth spoke about journey of his life and India-Australia cricket series. He said, "I am looking forward to every game and it is my humble request to everybody to support and be with me because I need those blessings. I am looking at it as opportunity and not challenges and I want to learn as much as possible." "I hope Sanju Samson continues his form and if he channelizes his energy and focuses on what he should be doing I am very confident that he has a long way to go," he added.
Indian batsman wicket-keeper KL Rahul ahead of 1st ODI against Australia said that legendary Indian cricket captain "Mahendra Singh Dhoni's place cannot be filled." MS Dhoni had announced retirement in August via Instagram post. India will clash with hosts Australia on November 26 at SCG.