The Delhi Capitals is one team that has been on the rise for the past few years. The team always has their basis covered. This is owed to their exceptional performances at the auction table. The Delhi Capitals have a lot on their table for the IPL 2022 season. Delhi Capitals has a big problem to deal with too. What is it? Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw will have a lot relying on them. Here is a look at what the team looks like:
Delhi Capitals Squad for IPL 2022:
|Player Name||Position||Player Name||Position|
|Rishabh Pant||Batter/Keeper||KS Bharat||Batter/Keeper|
|Axar Patel||All-Rounder||Kamlesh Nagarkoti||Fast Bowler|
|Prithvi Shaw||Batter||Khaleel Ahmed||Fast-Bowler|
|Anrich Nortje||Fast Bowler||Chetan Sakariya||Fast Bowler|
|Khaleel Ahmed||Fast Bowler||Lalit Yadav||All-Rounder|
|David Warner||Batter||Ripal Patel||All-Rounder|
|Mitchell Marsh||All-Rounder||Yash Dhull||Batter|
|Kuldeep Yadav||Spinner||Rovman Powell||All-Rounder|
|Shardul Thakur||All-Rounder||Pravin Dubey||All-Rounder|
|Mustafizur Rahman||Fast Bowler||Lungi Ngidi||Fast Bowler|
|Ashwin Hebbar||All-Rounder||Vicky Ostwal||Spinner|
Delhi Capitals IPL 2022 Playing XI:
For the first 3 games:
Tim Siefert, Prithvi Shaw, Yash Dhull, Mandeep Singh/KS Bharat, Rishabh Pant (C, WK), Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya.
For Rest of the Tournament:
David Waner, Prithvi Shaw, Mandeep Singh/KS Bharat, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (C, WK), Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya.
Strengths of DC:
The strength of the Delhi Capitals lies in their Indian core. Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Rishabh Pant, KS Bharat, Khaleel Ahmed, and Kuldeep Yadav are players who have been associated with the national team for a few years. Mandeep Singh also has a lot of experience. With Anrich Nortje in the mix, their fast-bowling looks very sorted. Mitchell Marsh will provide the all-around option.
Weakness of the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022:
There is no evident weakness as all bases are covered by the team. But if the spin of Kuldeep Yadav doesn’t come off well, the team lacks a backup spinner. Prithvi Shaw hasn’t been in the best of form in the Ranji Trophy, this can also be a point of concern.
Opportunities for the Delhi Capitals:
The opportunities are for many young players. The absence of 5 overseas players has depleted the team and they may have only 2 overseas players in the first game. So, Yash Dhull is likely to get a game. Tim Siefert can also get a game or two. Kuldeep Yadav, who has been under scrutiny for doing nothing wrong, can also prove a point.
Threats for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022:
The threat is the absence of big names in the first few games. David Warner, Anrich Nortje, Mitchell Marsh, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, etc. all these players will be missed in the first 3 to 4 games. In their absence, the Indian players will have to stand up and show character. Another threat is the injury of Anrich Nortje. After the injury, the first thing that drops for a fast bowler is his pace. The same might be the case with Nortje.
Delhi Capitals Schedule for IPL 2022:
|Match No||Match Centre||Date||Day||Time (IST)||Venue|
|2||DC vs MI||March 27, 2022||Sunday||3:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME||Brabourne – CCI|
|10||GUJARAT TITANS vs DC||April 2, 2022||Saturday||7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|15||LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS vs DC||April 7, 2022||Thursday||7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME||DY Patil Stadium|
|19||KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS vs DC||April 10, 2022||Sunday||3:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME||Brabourne – CCI|
|27||DC vs ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE||April 16, 2022||Saturday||7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME||Wankhede Stadium|
|32||DC vs PUNJAB KINGS||April 20, 2022||Wednesday||7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|34||DC vs RAJASTHAN ROYALS||April 22, 2022||Friday||7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|41||DC vs KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS||April 28, 2022||Thursday||7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME||Wankhede Stadium|
|45||DC vs LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS||May 1, 2022||Sunday||3:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME||Wankhede Stadium|
|50||DC vs SRH||May 5, 2022||Thursday||7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME||Brabourne – CCI|
|55||CSK vs DC||May 8, 2022||Sunday||3:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME||DY Patil Stadium|
|58||RAJASTHAN ROYALS vs DC||May 11, 2022||Wednesday||7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME||DY Patil Stadium|
|64||PUNJAB KINGS vs DC||May 16, 2022||Monday||7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME||DY Patil Stadium|
|69||MI vs DC||May 21, 2022||Saturday||7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME||Wankhede Stadium|
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