IPL 2020: Will Delhi Capitals end IPL title drought under the leadership of Shreyas Iyer ?

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.

1. Strength

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.

2. Weakness

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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