Coach Ricky Ponting relies on Marsh’s brutal batting

Mitchell Marsh’s brute power with the willow will be Delhi Capitals’ lethal weapon as they brace up for life without Rishabh Pant while starting their Indian Premier League campaign against Lucknow Super Giants, here on Saturday.
LSG, who will be playing at home for the first time, is an equally beleaguered outfit if not more, with skipper KL Rahul going through the toughest phase of his career and has been on a downward spiral for quite some time now.
By the look of it, neither DC nor LSG look like outfits that give you the vibe of a champion side like Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians or for that matter Gujarat Titans.
So when DC begins their journey on Saturday evening at the Ekana Stadium, it will be an Australian, who will hold the key to the kind of start that the franchise expects.
And that Australian isn’t stocky New South Wales man David Warner, who is leading the side but the giant from Western Australia, who has provided some sort of a trailer during the ODI series against India with 12 sixes in three games — 11 of which came in the first two encounters.
Australia batting great and current Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting on Thursday named two prospects from his side he believes will prosper.
Ponting expects young India star Yash Dhull to build on the performances that saw him named captain of the Team of the Tournament at last year’s ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup and predicted emerging all-rounder Aman Khan as another player that may have a breakout event. “Yash Dhull, the ex-India U19 captain has had a really good domestic season and I am hoping that he gets some good opportunity to play for Delhi Capitals through this season,” said Ponting on the latest episode of ICC Review.

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