NEW DELHI: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has expressed his opinion that the team that adopts a more aggressive batting approach will emerge victorious in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2024 season.
This season has witnessed a remarkable display of batting prowess, with teams surpassing the 200-run mark in nine out of the 31 matches played so far.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, in particular, have shattered the record for the highest score in the IPL twice this season.They amassed an impressive 277/3 against the Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad, surpassing Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s previous record of 263/5 set in 2013 with the help of Chris Gayle’s unbeaten 175.
Sunrisers Hyderabad then went on to break their own record by posting a mammoth total of 287/3 against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Bengaluru.

“Looks like that’s where the game is going to go. Sunrisers are obviously responsible for a couple of those [big scores]. KKR got 260-odd [272 for 7] against us. I think the impact player is having a big effect on the way teams are batting. You watched the way Travis [Head] batted last night. You can’t bat that way unless you’ve got confidence in the players underneath you and you bat deep in your batting order as well,” Ponting said at his pre-match press conference.

“Quite often, big tournaments like the IPL and the Big Bash back in Australia have been won by the best defensive bowling teams. But the way this IPL is going – and [with] the different rules in the IPL – it looks like it will be won by the team that’s most willing to take on the bowling, and try and post some really big scores. I think it’s potentially more attacking batting that’s going to win this IPL than defensive bowling,” he added.
Despite the trend of teams piling up runs on the board, Delhi Capitals have struggled to replicate the same approach and currently find themselves in the ninth position ahead of their clash against the Gujarat Titans on Wednesday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
(With inputs from ANI)

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