Kolkata: Delhi Capitals (DC) head coach Ricky Ponting has revealed what the team do at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 players auction in Kolkata today (December 19). Ponting is celebrating his 45th birthday today.

Former Australian captain Ponting, who recently made his Twitter debut, posted on his account what DC will shop for, at the auction table.

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“Really excited for the #IPLAuction tonight. We'll look at two batters, potentially an all rounder and two fast bowlers. We've got a strong contingent of Indian players already so our main goal is to get the best players available. @DelhiCapitals,” Ponting tweeted hours before the auction on Thursday.

DC have to fill 11 slots including five overseas. They have a purse of Rs 27.85 crore. Ahead of the auction, Chris Morris, Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Bandaru Ayyappa, Jalaj Saxena, Nathu Singh, Manjot Kalra, and Colin Munro were released.

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

DC squad before the IPL 2020 auction

Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Sandeep Lamichhane, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer.