Mumbai: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting, captain David Warner and Director of Cricket Sourav Ganguly have sent their best wishes to Meg Lanning & Co ahead of the side facing off against Mumbai Indians in the final of the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) at Brabourne Stadium Sunday.
Delhi have been one of the consistent sides in the tournament, losing only matches in the league stage. They finished the stage as the table toppers due to superior net run-rate, thus gaining direct entry into the final. Meg is also the leading run-scorer of the tournament till now.
“Jonathan and Meg, congratulations on the standard and level of cricket you have played so far. You have made everyone in the DC franchise proud with what you have done. All the very best in the final.”
“Remember what you have done to get there. Don’t try any harder. You’re best is going to be good enough,” said Ponting in a video message posted by the franchise on their social media accounts Sunday.
“To Meg, JB and the rest of the crew there. All the best for tonight’s game. Go out there and give your 100% like you always do. Bring it home,” added Warner, who will ‘e Delhi’s skipper in IPL 2023.
Apart from Meg, the multiple World Cups winning and Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning Australian skipper, her opening partner Shafali Verma, along with Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues and Marizanne Kapp, hold the key for the side in the WPL final.
“Aur aise hi final mein dil laga kar, roar macha. (And just like this in the final, play with your heart and roar macha.),” said Ganguly, who was previously Delhi’s mentor in IPL 2019.
Delhi Capitals will open their IPL 2023 campaign against KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants April 1 at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
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