Delhi Capitals (DC) Team Analysis: The runner-ups of the last season of the Indian Premier League, Delhi Capitals have come to track of late. The side filled with the young players reached their maiden IPL final last season however they could not win the game. The franchise decided to rebrand itself back in 2019 ahead of the 12th edition of IPL. With the new brand identity, Delhi have improved and performed better year by year.
The fourteenth edition of IPL could be their season. The management has done great work in building the arsenal with each department having the best of the best players. Their top-order, middle-order, all-rounders and bowlers are spot on.
In this article, we will take a look at Delhi Capitals (DC) Team Analysis – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
Delhi Capitals (DC) Team Analysis – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats:
Strengths – Pacers.
While there are only a few franchises in the IPL who can actually brag about their pacers in the squad. Delhi Capitals is one of them. With the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Chris Woakes, Ishant Sharma they look insane.
Rabada will spearhead the pacers along with Anrich Nortje who can click at 150+ Kmph. Also the 2019 World Cup-winning bowlers, Chris Woakes is also with them. To complement the overseas pacers, Ishant Sharma will provide depth in the bowling department.
The list doesn’t end here for Delhi Capitals. They have Marcus Stoinins and Avesh Khan as the retained players. While the franchise picked Tom Curran, Umesh Yadav and Lukman Meriwala in the recent IPL auction.
Weaknesses – No Indian backup wicketkeeper.
With Rishabh Pant coming back to his scintillating form, it is unlikely that any other player will get to keep the wickets. Last time around also, Pant was seen benching few games to manage the workload. Delhi had Alex Carey in place of Pant last year however, bringing in Carey disturbed the balance of the playing 11.
For the coming year, Sam Billings can keep the wickets in absence of Pant. However, if Billings keep the wicket, one of the foreign player have to be seated and this will create imbalance in the playing 11.
Opportunities – Prithwi Shaw
Indian young batsman Prithwi Shaw will have a perfect opportunity to bounce back to the International format for India. Due to a poor show in Australia, he was released from the test team however, the player has announced his arrival in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy.
There is a busy Indian schedule after the IPL 2021 and if Prithwi Shaw makes a strong statement in the IPL, then he can get selected for the Asia Cup, ICC T20 World Cup and other series.
Threats – Experienced Back-up spinners
Delhi Capitals have three prominent spin names – Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, and Amit Mishra. However, it is noteworthy that Ahsiwn and Mishra are injuries prone and previous season both the player have to warm the benches due to injury concerns.
Axar Patel is having a dream run while he will need backup from the other end. He can have the services of Sandeep Lamichhane, Pravin Dubey and M Siddharth.
Dubey had a horrible debut season while M Siddharth is yet to receive his debut cap.