Delhi Capitals were outstanding in the first half of IPL 2021 before several cases of Covid-19 suspended the tournament. They topped the points table with 6 wins in 8 matches. Delhi Capitals’ assistant coach, Ajay Ratra believes that the break between the two halves of IPL 2021 would affect the rhythm, however, they have enough time to get back into the groove.
The players have already arrived in Abu Dhabi and are practising in full flow. Also, some important players are plying their trades in international cricket.
“Break does make a difference, but fortunately we have the camp and also the time. The momentum we were having was great. Now IPL 2021 is starting again so even we will need to start from scratch. That’s why the franchise has kept this camp and we have sufficient time to have our rhythm back. Most of our players are playing international cricket,” Ajay Ratra said in a video posted on DC’ official Twitter handle.
The Delhi Capitals’ coaching staff is yet to join the franchise. However, they are in touch with the players through zoom meetings. Head coach, Ricky Ponting is constantly in touch with the players and that will only help the players get back into the rhythm quickly.
“We have a lot of zoom meetings with the management and our coaching staff. The plans are also shared with Ricky Ponting and the other coaching staff. It is very important that each one of us remains on the same page,” Ajay Ratra said. The second leg of IPL 2021 is scheduled to start on 19th September 2021. Delhi Capitals will play their first game against Punjab Kings on 22nd September.