With the curtains closing on their run as the runner-up team last season Delhi Capitals will be looking to continue their terrific performance this year too.
The team managed to reach the finals in the previous edition of IPL only failing to overcome Mumbai Indians in their final clash. This team that was almost always on the losing side has surprised the whole IPL scene with their performance last season. Under the lead of Shreyas Iyer, and Ricky Pointing as their coach, Delhi Capitals have achieved new heights.
But unfortunately this year, we will not see Iyer at the helm. This is because of the shoulder injury that he suffered which forced him to sit out the whole season. So, who will be leading the team in the latest edition of IPL?
The answer is Rishab Pant. This enthusiastic and promising young lad has been with this team for the last 5 seasons. And what outcomes we will get to see is certainly intriguing. The new Delhi Capital full-team squad will bring an interesting mix for sure.
Let’s take a finer look.
The Delhi Capitals Full Team Squad, 2021
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Amit Mishra, Pravin Dubey, Lalit Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, Manimaran Siddarth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings.
The Retained Players:
Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Daniel Sams, Pravin Dubey, Chris Woakes, Ishant Sharma.
Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Vishnu Vinod, Ripal Patel, Lukman Meriwala, Manimaran Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings.
The Strength of DC in 2021.
With the addition of Steve Smith, Delhi Capitals have made their top and middle batting order perfect. Shikhar Dhawan will be opening as always with Prithvi Shaw to give them a firm hand at the beginning of the game while Rishab Pant’s explosive finishing abilities matched with Hetmyer’s impeccable form will be a nightmare for the opponent’s late-game bowlers.
Added to that Axar Patel with tricks up his sleeve with the bat and Marcus Stoinis’s viability will surely pose a challenge on the opposition.
Delhi Capitals always had a problem with 3rd seamers. Hopefully, they will be able to address that issue with the addition of Umesh Yadav and Lukman Meriwala. Along with that, they have recognized the value of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje and have retained them this year.
The spinning side of Delhi Capitals also is looking good this year. Ravichandran Ashwin being retained means he’ll be the one DC will go to in times of need with the ball.
Another major aspect of any team’s fielding is their wicketkeeper. Delhi Capitals seems to have fallen a bit short regarding this. With only Rishab Pant being their reliable option, it’ll be a worrying factor for the team throughout the season.
So there you go folks, that’s the analysis of the Delhi Capitals full team squad, for IPL 2021.