Delhi Capitals are all set to rule the coming season 12 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with an all-new look and an all-new lineup.
Delhi’s batting side has always been strong and it remains the same this season as well with most of the retained players being solid openers and top order batsmen. However, ahead of the auctions, the team had two major areas to fill in – their middle order and their bowling reserves. With their new post auction line-up, we can definitely say that the Delhi Capitals appear to be a much more complete team than before.
This auction, the Delhi Capitals managed to secure some great players. Take a look at the strengths of the team for the upcoming season:
Thanks to the trade window, Delhi Capitals traded Shikhar Dhawan from Sunrisers Hyderabad for Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem and Abhishek Sharma. This did deplete the team of some bright young talent, but the advantage of having a veteran and solid opener like Dhawan means that the Delhi Capitals got themselves a great deal.
Shikhar Dhawan opening with Prithvi Shaw, making for a left-right combination, is something that Delhi Capitals will greatly benefit from in the game. This is not only a delight for the team but for the fans too, as they will get to see the perfect mix of caution and fearlessness with the duo in action.
Batting remains Delhi's biggest strength, with Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant following Dhawan and Shaw for a formidable top order. The addition of some great players in the middle order like Hanuma Vihari and Colin Ingram, add to the already strong line-up. Finishing too seems to be in safe hands, as Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia and the new addition, Axar Patel are all capable of big hits.
On to the bowling side, it is right to say that this season, the Delhi Capitals possess the most lethal fast bowling attack. Comprising of players like Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada and Trent Boult, along with Sandeep Lamichhane and the new addition Ishant Sharma, the team is arguably in a strong spot. Adding some top of the line spin bowlers like Amit Mishra along with Axar Patel to this lineup means that Delhi’s bowling side is just as strong as its batting lineup.
Delhi Capitals has always nurtured young talent. Young players like Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw have grown into experienced campaigners. The addition of big-name players like Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, and Collin Ingram, to this line-up, makes the team stronger than ever.
A good mix of young and experienced players with strong batting and bowling sides is what makes the Delhi Capitals a very well balanced team this season. The team is confident with its players and coaches and is getting geared up for the gaming season.
With a team stronger than ever, comes entertainment like never before. Fans and supporters of the Delhi team, be ready for some smashing performances, record-breaking leads and colourful awards for the 12th season of India’s most loved cricket league!