IPL 2022: The Delhi based franchise has been on a consistent peak in the last couple of years. It would be fair to say that the change in the captaincy and branding has worked for them. The franchise handed over the reins to Shreyas Iyer and since then the team has completely changed.
They reached their maiden IPL final last year and in the Vivo IPL 2021, they looked a tough contender for the IPL title.
With a lot of big names on the side, the franchise would have to use their Right To Match (RTM) cards wisely and on the right player. Delhi believes in investing and nurturing the youngsters on the side.
In this article, we will take a look at three most probable options in front of the Delhi franchise to use a Right To Match (RTM) card.
3 Players on whom Delhi Capitals (DC) might use the Right To Match (RTM) card:
The young Indian opener will be the number one choice for the Capitals to use the Right To Match (RTM) card. Prithvi Shaw is an impact player for DC, he gave multiple blistering starts in the Vivo IPL 2021 and scored a couple of half-centuries. He is surely a good future option for the franchise and it will be important to retain him.
Saw scored 308 runs in just seven games for DC. He is also fourth in the list of highest run-getters in the Vivo IPL 2021. Apart from this, he has definitely devoted time to his shortcomings and has found a way to get through them. The results of which are displayed through the recent Vijay Hazare Trophy and the Vivo IPL 2021.
The South African pacer had a good outing in the IPL 2020 which was held in UAE. Although, he didn’t get a single game in this edition’s IPL due to the presence of Indian bowlers who did really well throughout. It will be a good choice for DC to pick him as a backup pacer.
He troubled the batsman with his express pace and perfect execution in the IPL 2020. Along with his South African compatriot Kagiso Rabada, he became effective and won games for the franchise.
DC might retain him through the Right To Match (RTM) card in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
The Indian southpaw, Shikhar Dhawan gave a befitting reply to all those who said that he cannot play T20 Cricket. Dhawan opening the innings was the main building block of Delhi’s success in all these years.
In the last two years, Dhawan has scored massive runs and won games for DC. In just 8 games in the Vivo IPL 2021, he amassed 380 runs and was the leading run-scorer for the tournament.
Under the coaching of Ricky Ponting, he has improved his techniques and takes time initially to settle him up and access the pitch. It’s really unfortunate to see him getting dropped from the Indian side in the shortest format despite scoring runs in bulk.