When it comes to the IPL, it’s no secret that Delhi Capitals are one of the least successful sides. After all, they are the only active franchise never to have played an IPL final. Since finishing at the top of the table in 2012 before shockingly missing out on the final after losing both playoffs to KKR and CSK, Delhi Capitals, and their predecessors Delhi Daredevils never finished outside the bottom 3 for 6 years, including ending up at the bottom of the table a record 3 times. 2019 was a fresh lease of life for the Delhi franchise as they finished 3rd, and with an exciting bunch of players, there’s a lot of optimism surrounding the team this year.
Delhi Capitals possesses a powerful batting line-up, the core of which is made up of Indian batsmen like Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer and who are equally elegant, explosive and entertaining. They have further boosted that department with the signing of Ajinkya Rahane. Among foreign batsmen, Shimron Hetmyer and Jason Roy are the big names. Although neither of them have been consistently successful in the IPL, both are excellent players who could well thrive on the UAE pitches.
The bowling department seems too reliant on Kagiso Rabada at times, but they have signed former IPL winners Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohit Sharma, along with all-rounders Chris Woakes and Marcus Stoinis. Australian wicket keeper Alex Carey is another new name for the Capitals.
The Delhi Capitals look a very sharp unit ahead of the 2020 IPL, having one of the best Indian contingents. The batting line-up is the perfect blend of power and precision while they have some real match winners when it comes to bowling. Having said that, they look a little out of depth when it comes to bowlers, and the lack of match winning all-rounders is a cause of worry. However, the Delhi Capitals squad is filled with match winners like Rabada and Pant who can change the direction of a match in a very short time and Delhi fans should really be looking forward to this season.
The Probable Playing 11 of Delhi Capitals, as predicted by Cachar Chronicles is as follows:-