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IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals (DC) – Probable XI Prediction
By CricShots - Mar 17, 2019 3:45 pm
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The only team that has never made it to the IPL Final. Under the leadership of Shreyas Iyer, Delhi Capitals (DC) will be hoping to change the first statement this year. DC owners did well at the IPL 2019 Auction and picked up a good team. They especially made it sure to have a back-up for every player and following that process, they have given themselves a wonderful chance to clinch the glory along with a perfect blend of youngsters. The Capitals are one of the top contenders this season with a balanced batting line-up.

Delhi Capitals (DC)

Delhi Capitals Full Squad for IPL 2019:

Delhi Capitals (DC), formerly known as Delhi Capitals, were the second busiest team in the IPL 2019 Auction as they bought all their remaining 10 cricketers from that auction to fulfill their squad. Among those 10 cricketers, seven were Indians and three were overseas cricketers.

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Retained: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, and Trent Boult

Traded In: Shikhar Dhawan

Purchased in IPL 2019 Auction: Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Ankush Bains, Nathu Singh, Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Jalaj Saxena, Bandaru Ayyappa

Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant

Indian contingent:

Return of Shikhar Dhawan ticks one of the boxes for Delhi Capitals. One as a strong opening batsman and he will also bring his immense international experience to the table. DC values Dhawan’s experience heavily and will look forward to him leading the batting line-up and hope they win the championship as he did for SRH as well along with Prithvi Shaw as his opening partner.

The Capitals have packed the side with Indian spinners. They have the best spinner in Amit Mishra. Even the young leg-spinner, Sandeep Lamichane will accompany him along with Axar Patel. They have options in Jayant Yadav and Rahul Tewatia. Fast bowler Avesh Khan and all-rounder Harshal Patel will be an integral part of the team.

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Foreign contingent:

Chris Morris is immensely valuable, especially in T20s. He will give you four overs bowling every time with his explosive batting at the death. Kagiso Rabada is at the top of his skills and will be a lethal bowling option. Colin Munro has scored three T20I centuries in the season, he’s a great option at the opening slot. DC also have Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, and Trent Boult to add experience to the team.

Prithvi Shaw

Probable XI:

  1. Shikhar Dhawan
  2. Prithvi Shaw/ Colin Munro  $
  3. Shreyas Iyer
  4. Rishabh Pant
  5. Colin Ingram $
  6. Hanuma Vihari / Chris Morris $
  7. Axar Patel
  8. Trent Boult/Kagiso Rabada $
  9. Rahul Tewatia
  10. Amit Mishra
  11. Avesh Khan
$ – Foreign Players

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Delhi Capitals have a strong base this year and have lots of backup players. They can open with Colin or Prithvi Shaw if needed along with Dhawan. They can fit in Hanuma Vihari/Harshal Patel in the XI if they need an allrounder in different conditions. In bowling, they may opt to play with both Rabada and Boult on seaming tracks. They have lots of variety to play within spinners like Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Sandip Lamicchane, Jayant Yadav etc.