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Challenging Years for Ricky Ponting at Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024: Shane Watson

Delhi Capitals (DC) head coach Ricky Ponting has been facing challenges as his team struggles in the ongoing IPL season, currently at ninth place with just one win over Chennai Super Kings. Former Australia cricketer Shane Watson, who worked as DC’s assistant coach in the past, believes in Ponting’s leadership to turn things around for the team.

Watson acknowledges the tough times Ponting has faced in recent years but remains positive about the team’s potential. He praises Ponting’s leadership skills and hopes DC can maintain consistency in their performance throughout the tournament to climb up the table.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians (MI) have their own issues to address, with captain Hardik Pandya facing criticism and the team not performing as expected. Watson advises Pandya to block out external noise and focus on his skills to deliver under pressure situations.

In another match, Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) are struggling with their batting line-up. Watson suggests giving Australia’s Cameron Green the number three slot and utilizing his skills effectively, both with the bat and ball. He emphasizes the importance of playing to Green’s strengths to bring out the best in him.

Watson believes that RCB can benefit from Green’s abilities if he is given the right opportunities to showcase his talent in the upcoming matches. He emphasizes the need for strategic decisions to maximize Green’s impact on the team’s performance.

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