Ahead of IPL auction, Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting met with the team management to discuss plans and strategies to build a stronger team.

The former Australian captain said that a lot of focus will be on “overseas fast bowlers” in next week’s IPL auctions as the franchise deliberated over the potential targets.

“We’ve had several discussions over the last few months, and have put in a lot of time and effort to make sure that we’re well prepared.

“You can do all the planning in the world, but at the auction table, the unpredictable always happens.”

“There’s going to be a lot of focus and attention on fast bowlers, overseas ones in particular,” said Ponting.

Ponting is leaving no stone unturned in shortlisting the best players to build a strong squad.

“Pat Cummins could go for big money, as could Chris Woakes. All-rounders are always interesting in my opinion. Players like Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme could all be big picks.”

“Going into the auction you have to be very specific about the kind of players you need.

“For instance, we’ve got three openers, so we don’t need to look for one. You need to identify the problem areas in your starting eleven, and essentially plug the gaps,” he further added.

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