IPL 2023 : Delhi Capitals Team Analysis and Updates

IPL 2022 : Delhi Capitals Team Analysis and Updates
IPL 2022 : Delhi Capitals Team Analysis and Updates

In the IPL 2023 Auction, all the 10 teams have build up their final squads for the upcoming season. One of the most interesting teams out of the ten is DC. In the beginning, Delhi based franchise quite often found themselves at the bottom of the IPL but they have improved so much since the last three seasons. They have turned themselves into one of the most consistent sides. In this article we will talk about Delhi Capitals Team Analysis and Updates.

Delhi Capitals IPL 2023 Auction Review

Delhi Capitals IPL 2023 Auction Review
Delhi Capitals IPL 2023 Auction Review

Delhi Capitals retained four players ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction and therefore were left with a low amount. DC entered the field of IPL 2022 Mega Auction with the aim to cover the important areas and get a few clutch players who can win matches for them. They also try to get some of their old players. DC bid for Shikhar Dhawan, R Ashwin and Kagiso Rabada, but failed to get anyone of the above because of their low amount in the purse.

In IP 2023 auctions, Delhi Capitals bought the following players:-

  1. Ishant Sharma (INR 50 lakh)
  2. Phil Salt (INR 2 crore)
  3. Mukesh Kumar (INR 5.5 crore)
  4. Manish Pandey (INR 2.4 crore)
  5. Rilee Rossouw (INR 4.6 crore)

It is evident from the Delhi Capitals 2023 squad that they have been able to cover almost all the important bases. After the mega auction, they have a fresh-looking squad who will settle for nothing short of an IPL title.

DC IPL 2023 Squad

DC IPL 2023 Squad
DC IPL 2023 Squad

Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant (c), Phil Salt (ENG).

Batters: Yash Dhull, Sarfaraz Khan, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell (WI), Prithvi Shaw, David Warner (AUS), Rilee Rossouw (SA), Manish Pandey.

All-rounders: Lalit Yadav, Mitchell Marsh (AUS), Axar Patel.

Bowlers: Khaleel Ahmed, Aman Hakim Khan, Praveen Dubey, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman (BAN), Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lungi Ngidi (SA), Anrich Nortje (SA), Vicky Ostwal, Chetan Sakariya, Mukesh Kumar, Ishant Sharma.

IPL 2023 : Delhi Capitals Team Analysis

DC 2023 Squad : Batsmen

DC Playing 11 2022 - Prithvi Shaw
DC Playing 11 2022 – Prithvi Shaw
After DC failed to get Shikhar Dhawan in the mega auction, DC wanted an experienced opener to pair with Shaw. They were successful in doing so by getting Australian batsman Warner who is almost a like-for-like replacement for Dhawan. Warner has played for DC in the past and will be a familiar figure for the fans. In the batting section, youngster Yash Dhull might also get the opportunity to shine if he gets a start. Apart from them, Mitchell Marsh and Rishabh Pant are there.

DC 2023 Squad : Wicketkeepers

IPL 2022 : Delhi Capitals Team Analysis and Updates
IPL 2023 : Delhi Capitals Team Analysis and Updates
Skipper Rishabh Pant is the wicketkeeper of Delhi Capitals. He is likely to bat at four. DC have purchased Phil Salt as a backup keeper in the squad.

DC 2023 Squad : All-Rounders

IPL 2022 Dc playing 11 - Axar Patel
IPL 2022 Dc playing 11 – Axar Patel
Marsh is a player who can bowl fairly at regular intervals and chipped with wickets. Marsh will be the DC’s x-factor player. He can bat at no. 3 or 4. Another star all-rounder in DC squad is Axar Patel. He has doen enough in the previous seasons for DC to prove his worth. Axar can produce handy cameos with the bat.
Lalit Yadav has shown that he can play big shots and come up with match-winning innings lower down the order. DC has got brilliant all-rounders in Marsh, Axar, and Lalit Yadav.

DC 2023 Squad : Bowlers

DC playing 11 2022 - Anrich Nortje
DC playing 11 2023 – Anrich Nortje
DC’s bowling was quite lethal for the past few seasons with Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada. DC lost Rabada in the mega auction and to replace them, they have bought three left-arm pacers in Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed, and Chetan Sakariya. It will be exciting to see if they stand up to the mark set by Rabada.

DC has played a big gamble by going for Kuldeep Yadav. The experience and skills of Kuldeep are unquestionable but he has been out of form for a long time.

In the IPL 2023 auctions, Delhi Capitals bought Mukesh Kumar for a whooping 5.5 crore.

DC IPL 2023 Team Review

Delhi Capitals have a healthy enough options on the bench who are good enough to fit in the playing XI at any time. They are perfect backups for the likely starters. DC has built a squad which covers almost all the bases. The team has been one of the most dangerous and consistent teams in the past three seasons. With this new squad, DC are hoping for their first IPL title.

DC Playing 11 2023 (Probable XI)

  1. Prithvi Shaw
  2. David Warner
  3. Mitchell Marsh
  4. Rilee Rossouw
  5. Rishabh Pant (C and WK)
  6. Axar Patel
  7. Lalit Yadav
  8. Anrich Nortje
  9. Kuldeep Yadav
  10. Mukesh Kumar
  11. Chetan Sakariya

Take a look at Delhi Capitals Playing 11 2023