Shane Watson playing the role of assistant coach for the Delhi Capitals

Shane Watson delighted to be in Delhi Capitals camp

The Indian Premier League will kick off on March 26 while Delhi Capitals assistant coach Shane Watson talks about the players he is looking forward to working with at the Delhi Capitals camp.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) will kick off on 26 March but Delhi Capitals will open their tournament campaign on March 27 against the most winning IPL title franchise Mumbai Indians. Delhi Capitals have added two new faces to their coaching staff for the upcoming IPL edition. Former India fast bowler Ajit Agarkar and Australia all-rounder Shane Watson will be assistant coaches this season and they would play back seat to Head Coach Ricky Ponting

“The thing about coaching that excites me the most is the chance to help people become better versions of themselves. The chance of working with Ricky was not something I was going to let go of. He has always been an incredible leader and mentor for me,”

said Watson in an official Delhi Capitals release.

Watson also talks about the player he is looking forward to working with at the Delhi Capitals camp.

“There are a lot of exciting young talents in the Delhi Capitals. I have played with Sarfaraz Khan and Mandeep Singh and I am super excited to reconnect and work with them in a different capacity. Lalit Yadav is another really exciting player that I have seen during training. But I am here to help everyone and I am excited about this opportunity.”

Last year, DC had made it to the playoffs but they suffered a heart-breaking loss against Kolkata Knight Riders in Qualifier 2 at Sharjah.

Agarkar also expresses about working with the Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting.

“Ricky Ponting is a big factor behind a lot of people wanting to work in this team. I’ve been fortunate enough to play against him a few times and I have also played IPL with him. I have known him for a long time. And I know how much the young players enjoy working with Ricky.”

“It’s been excellent to be in the Delhi Capitals camp. There are a lot of young players on the side. I could see from the outside that the DC management has created a nice environment around the team and that shows in the franchise’s success. There are a lot of new faces that have joined the team, including me, and it’s our responsibility that the good environment stays intact,”

Agarkar further stated.

Delhi Capitals Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, Rishabh Pant (c), Axar Patel, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Ashwin Hebbar, Sarfaraz Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, KS Bharat, Mandeep Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Rovman Powell, Pravin Dubey, Lungi Ngidi, Tim Seifert, Vicky Ostwal.