Last year Delhi Capital became the runner-up under the leadership of their young and extremely talented skipper, Shreyas Iyer. Talking about IPL 2021, they dealt with a major blow as they ruled their captain out of the tournament because of a shoulder injury.
As of now, Rishab Pant has been appointed as the captain for the season. Rishab Pant is a phenomenal wicketkeeper-batsman and has transformed into a match-winner for India in the last four months. During Auction Delhi Capital buys international stars like Steve Smith, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, and Umesh Yadav.
Delhi Capitals are supposed to take on three-time champions Chennai Super Kings in their opening game of the tournament at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, which is going to be held on April 10.
SWOT Analysis of Delhi Capitals:
As Delhi Capitals have a strong core of local players, they can field a full-fledged Indian playing eleven. Stars like R. Ashwin, Ajinkiya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishab Pant, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav can be a part of playing eleven on any side.
Along with Indian players, Delhi Capitals have a long list of international players like Kagiso Rabada, Sam Billings, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Anrich Nortje, Tom Curran, Daniel Sams.
Dhawan and Pant’s had shown their talent in a series against England. in domestic season Prithvi Shaw had shown his talent in limited over format. Adding to the teeth, Hetmyer and Stonis were extremely impressive last year. Adding to the batting line-up, Sam Billings and Steve Smith can add depth to it.
The absence of the skipper Shreyas Iyer could be a significant loss for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021. Iyer was playing with his extraordinary touch, and the team will miss a unique player like him in this season of IPL. Another big hurdle for Delhi Capitals this season will be to figure out four broad players’ choices.
The franchise of Delhi capital had already gone through a lot of complications while choosing the consideration of Smith, Billings both together in the team would additionally build more problem for the coach Ricky Ponting.
Selected Team for IPL 2021
The selected team members of Delhi Capital for 2021 includes Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Tom Curran, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, Manimaran Siddharth, Sam Billings, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (C, wk), Shreyas Iyer (injured), Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin.
Best Playing XI Prediction For Delhi Capital
The Delhi Capitals teams look well distributed and balance on both sides, i.e., bowling and batting. It has a decent group of players to take if their team players get injured or ill-suited. This makes them a powerful team, and they are more than prepared to do qualifying playoffs indeed into the end-of-season games for the second successive season, and may even end up the season by winning their IPL trophy.
Here is the list of team players who can be selected as Best XI
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Prithvi Shaw
- Steve Smith
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Rishabh Pant (C, wk)
- Marcus Stoinis
- Axar Patel/Amit Mishra
- R Ashwin
- Kagiso Rabada
- Anrich Nortje
- Ishant Sharma
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