South African player Anrich Nortje and Australian fly-half David Warner will be available for Delhi Capitals’ next game in the Indian Premier League (IPL), manager Ricky Ponting has said after the team’s loss to the Indian Premier League (IPL) Titans. Gujarat Saturday.
Nortje hasn’t played since last year’s Twenty20 World Cup after being sidelined with a back and hip injury.
Ponting said the 28-year-old has returned to bowling in the net and will play Thursday’s game against IPL debutants Lucknow Super Giants in Mumbai.
“I think he has to go through another spell maybe four or five at 100 per cent capacity and then I think if he gets clearance from Cricket South Africa he should be right to leave,” said Bridge.
“We still have a few days until our next game, so hopefully he will be available for selection for that one.”
Former Australian captain Ponting was also eagerly awaiting the arrival of his compatriots Warner and Mitchell Marsh.
Warner landed in Mumbai after resting for the limited leg of the Australian tour in Pakistan, while Marsh recovers from a sprained hip.
“Davey should be there for the next game and Mitch Marsh for the game after,” Ponting said.
“He (Marsh) picked up this mild hip flexor strain in Pakistan, so we have to put a lot of treatment work into him and obviously some good training sessions before he’s available for selection.”