Can 2020 be the year for Delhi Capitals to win the IPL? The closest they got was last year with a third placed finish behind defending champions Mumbai Indians and runners-up Chennai Super Kings.
The experienced Campaigners
Delhi Capitals will be looking to make it into the playoffs and beyond on the back of a third place finish, The squad looks in good shape as you can see on their social media pages as well. They have a good mix of the young and the experienced, Seniors like Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma will once again be all important in where the side from North India finishes. They also do have a very astute coaching staff that comprises of Head coach Ricky Ponting and Bowling coach Ryan Harris, These factors mixed with the fact that their captain Shreyas Iyer is coming of a terrific season is reason enough to believe in their claim.
The New Recruits
The Delhi Capitals have made a couple of dexterous signings in the form of ex-Rajasthan Royals Captain Ajinkya Rahane and ex- Kings 11 captain R Ashwin, These two signings that initially looked like players that were beyond their purple patch but in hindsight look like good acquisitions in terms of their utility for managerial decisions with both players having represented the National team on more than 200 occasions.
The X- Factor
When you speak of the x-factor players within this Delhi Squad, You can point to multiple Indian Players, for instance someone like Rishabh Pant is unstoppable on his day, Prithvi Shaw can be quite the destroyer in the powerplay and even someone like Amit Mishra can spin a web around the opposition, But I would specifically like to concentrate on their International contingent, In that one special Kagiso Rabada along with the Melbourne Maestro Marcus Stoinis and the Nepalese wizard Sandeep Lamichanne, who has risen to prominence on the world stage. With so much potential already on the cards, let’s see what this Delhi team brings to the table.
Predicted XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Marcus Stoinis, Kagiso Rabada, R Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Keemo Paul, Shimron Hetmyer, Ishant Sharma.