new Delhi: The team of Delhi Capitals is ready to show itself once again under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant. Delhi Capitals had reached the final of the last IPL tournament, but had to face defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians. The team of Delhi Capitals is also a strong contender for the title this time due to strong batting and superb pace bowling unit. Rishabh Pant has been given the captaincy due to injury to Shreyas Iyer. Shreyas was sidelined in the ODI series against England. Delhi Capitals are scheduled to play their first match against Chennai Super Kings on 10 April.
Power of delhi
Delhi Capitals is one of the most balanced teams in the tournament, which has a strong batting order and a great fast attack. The top order has experienced batsmen like Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane. Delhi Capitals will have Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer or Sam Billings. The batting has been strengthened by the arrival of Steve Smith.
Dhawan (618) was second in the list of batsmen who scored the most runs last season. In the ODI series against England, he scored 98 and 67 runs. At the same time, Shaw had announced to return to form by scoring 827 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Pant managed to put on match-winning performances in the series against Australia and England. In bowling, South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada achieved the Purple Cap last season. At the same time, the bowling of Enrich Nortes was also fantastic. The team also has fast bowlers like Chris Woakes, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav.
The basic weakness of Delhi is the lack of players of their competition as an alternative to their arrogant players. This is the reason why they could not give rest to Rabada and Enrich Norties. Even in wicketkeeping, Rishabh Pant does not have an option when he is injured. In bowling, Ishant and Umesh no longer play limited overs cricket.
Rishabh Pant has a big chance to get out of the shadow of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and prove himself with the title. They also have this golden opportunity to prepare for the T20 World Cup. At the same time, Dhawan would like to make his place as an opener.
Rishabh Pant will have to keep in mind that his aggressive batting could not be affected under the additional burden of captaincy. At the same time, the Delhi team will have to avoid additional dependence on Rabada and Enrich Norties. Delhi had lost four consecutive matches after winning seven of the first nine matches last time. He has to avoid it.
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmeyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Enrich Nortez, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Steve Smith , Umesh Yadav, Ripple Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukasan Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curren, Sam Billings.