The thirteenth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) will kickstart from September 19 in Abu Dhabi. Among the eight franchises, Delhi Capitals will begin their campaign against KXIP, a day after the opening match between MI vs CSK.
However, the Delhi Capitals are the only side who are yet to even reach an IPL final.The young and dynamic side of Delhi were captained by Shreyas Iyer in previous two editions and they did well in the last season by reaching playoffs.
Let us analyze where the revamped set-up of DC and if Shreya Iyer can propel the team to their maiden IPL final appearance.
Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020: A balance of experience and youngsters
They have a squad that offers a good mix of youth and experience. The likes of Shreyas, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw add the dash of youth while the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, bought from Rajasthan Royals, R Ashwin, bought from Kings XI Punjab, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, who arrived from Sunrisers Hyderabad, brings in loads of experience with them. They have also added some foreign players who could lend some muscle like Jason Roy, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer.
The West Indian pacer Keemo Paul and South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada too have proved worthy in the last edition as they entered the play-offs after a long gap. India pacer Ishant Sharma will provide some depth and nuance to the attack.
Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020: Spin-laden attack can benefit in the UAE
With the trade of Ravichandran Ashwin from Kings XI Punjab along with the already present Axar Patel, Amit Mishra and young Nepal sensation Sandeep Lamichhane, DC have several spinning options with all of them having ample international experience. Knowing that the home ground traditionally is a slow surface, the trio will be looking forward to unleashing their bag of tricks in the home games.
Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020: Lack of matchwinners
On the paper, they now have a settled and potent line-up. The Capitals showed that they can challenge the big boys in the IPL 2019 while entering the play-offs. But can they go that extra mile and grab the silverware? They will have to produce a strong team effort and be mindful of their propensity to fade from the radar after a good season.
Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020: Threadbare pace attack
After the trade of Trent Boult to Mumbai Indians, Delhi capitals lacks quality in their fast bowling department. Apart from Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma Delhi’s fast bowling doesn’t look promising. If any one of them gets injured there is not enough backup for them. Tushar Deshpande a young fast bowler from Mumbai has impressed everyone with his performance in domestic cricket. But, he too has a very little experience.
3. X-factor (Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020)
Rishabh Pant was the second-highest run-scorer for the Delhi Capitals last season and was probably their best batsman. Highest ranked DC player, in the IPL MVP list for the past two season, Pant will undoubtedly be the ‘X-Factor’ for a well balanced DC side that will look to finally get their hands on an elusive IPL title.
4. Jersey and Sponsor (Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020)
The teams Principal Sponsors include: JSW Group, Ebix Cash and Lotus Herbals
The other sponsors and partners include–Balkrishna Industries Ltd (BKT), Jio, Coca Cola, BKT, Boat, Paytm Insider, Dream11, Fever 1014, radio Nasha, courier DTDC and Sqadgear
Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020- Full Schedule
|Match No||Date||Teams vs Teams||Venue||Time|
|match 2||20-Sep||Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||07:30 PM|
|match 7||25-Sep||Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||07:30 PM|
|match 11||29-Sep||Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi||07:30 PM|
|match 16||03-Oct||Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||07:30 PM|
|match 19||05-Oct||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||07:30 PM|
|match 23||09-Oct||Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||07:30 PM|
|match 27||11-Oct||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi||07:30 PM|
|match 30||14-Oct||Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||07:30 PM|
|match 34||17-Oct||Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||07:30 PM|
|match 38||20-Oct||Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||07:30 PM|
|match 42||24-Oct||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi||03:30 PM|
|match 47||27-Oct||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||07:30 PM|
|match 51||31-Oct||Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||03:30 PM|
|match 55||02-Nov||Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi||07:30 PM|
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