Delhi Capitals have the fire power to win IPL 2021, says assistant coach Mohammad Kaif

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Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammad Kaif said most players, including new skipper Rishabh Pant, are in good rhythm going into IPL 2021 as the team eyes its maiden title.

 Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals want to go all the way this season, says Mohammad Kaif. (Courtesy by BCCI)

IPL 2021: Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals want to go all the way this season, says Mohammad Kaif. (Courtesy by BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • We have the players to win the title: DC assistant coach Mohammed Kaif
  • Kaif said the team focussed on taking catches under lights during the practice session
  • Delhi kick off their IPL 2021 campaign against Chennai Super Kings on April 10

Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammad Kaif has said that his team will be looking to go one step further in the upcoming IPL 2021 season. The former India cricketer reckoned that the team is in good spirits and some players like Rishabh Pant have played a lot of cricket following the conclusion of the previous edition.

“We want to go one step further this year, and that's the Delhi Capitals team goal. We have the players to win the title,” said Kaif, who attended his first practice session at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai on Saturday.

“We were very close last year, and the plus point for this season is that most players such as Rishabh Pant have been playing a lot of cricket. They have been in touch with the game and therefore in a good rhythm."

Kaif said the team focussed on taking catches under lights during the practice session on Saturday. "The players have been carrying out batting and bowling drills in the last few days. As a coaching group, we decided to focus on fielding skills in today's practice session.

"The players took some catches under lights. It was a great session. I got to meet many young players on the team and the experienced ones as well. I had a good chat with Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane."

Kaif waiting to meet Ponting personally

Further, Mohammed Kaif said that he is working out plans with head coach Ricky Ponting on phone calls and waiting to meet him personally. Delhi head coach Ricky Ponting will start training once he has completed his week-long quarantine.

“I am looking forward to meeting Ricky in person. I have been in touch with him on the phone. We will chalk out a training plan with Ponting for the upcoming days once he joins the team on the field,” Kaif said.

Delhi plays its first match of the season against the Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai on April 10. The Capitals reached the finals last season, where it lost to Mumbai Indians.