Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting is hopeful that South African pacer Enrique Nortje will soon be fit to play in the IPL and will be available for selection in the April 7 match against Lucknow Supergiants.
Notreje has been out of competitive cricket since the T20 World Cup in November last year due to back and hip injuries.
Ponting said, ‘Notraje bowled to his full potential during practice. He will have to do four and five more spells to his full potential and then I think he will be allowed to play for Cricket South Africa. We still have a few days to go for our next match, so hopefully he will be available for selection in the next match.
Asked about the availability of Australia’s David Warner and Mitchell Marsh, Ponting said, “Warner has reached Mumbai. Michelle Marsh has been in Mumbai for the last few days and is currently in Quarantine.
We hope he (Marsh) will be available for the match (against Kolkata Knight Riders) on April 10. He suffered a hip injury in Pakistan and will be available for selection after a few practice sessions.
Mike Hussey is impressed by Moeen Ali-
Mumbai, Pretr. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey is impressed with the team’s all-rounder Moeen Ali’s batting brilliance and said he realized the England cricketer’s potential when he joined CSK’s squad last year.
“To be honest, Moeen Ali is an incredible player. I saw him play closely for the first time when he joined the CSK team last season. So, I didn’t know how good a player he really is. He is a great batsman, a great player. The timing with which he strikes is just amazing.Hussey said,
On maintaining the morale despite Chennai losing the first two matches, Hussey said, “It has been CSK’s quality over the years. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming, who captained the team for a long time, remain calm at all times. The first match did not go well for us but there is no panic in the team as it is an early stage.