‘Keeping fingers crossed’: Delhi Capitals sweat over David Warner’s availability against Gujarat Titans | Cricket News


New Delhi: Head coach of Delhi Capitals ricky ponting It was revealed on Tuesday that an X-ray was done david warner'S swollen finger There was no indication of any significant injuries. However, the decision regarding his participation in the upcoming IPL game against Gujarat Titans will depend on the results of the fitness test conducted before the match.
The Capitals are scheduled to face Gujarat Titans in a match in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, with Warner's fitness being closely monitored. The experienced top-order batsman suffered a finger injury while batting in the last match against Lucknow Super Giants. David did get an X-ray done after the last game, but there is a lot of swelling around the knuckles of his left hand. “We will do a fitness test on him tomorrow morning,” Ponting said of Warner on the eve of the match. “He is fine,” he said.
Warner has scored 166 runs in six matches for DC this season, yet the team is struggling in ninth place with only two wins and four losses.
Ponting stressed the importance of consistent performances in competitive tournaments like the Indian Premier League.
“The key message from my side to the players in the last six games is how close we have been. We could easily be sitting here with five wins and one loss. So, we understand how close we are and the tournament How close it is.” But you can't come close to performing well in the IPL. You have to perform well every day.
“We know we have to get better in certain areas of our cricket. And trust me, we're working really hard every day to make sure we're as well prepared as possible,” he said.
In the pre-match press conference, Ponting explained the team's approach for the match against Gujarat Giants. “We will structure our batting order tomorrow to ensure that we have the right batsmen against their spinners in the crucial middle overs of the game.
Ponting said, “The batsmen are well aware of the skills they will need to play against Gujarat tomorrow. We are just looking forward to the contest.”
(With PTI inputs)

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