The 10-team IPL 2023 will begin on March 31 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, The defending champion Gujarat Titans(GT) will be up against the four-time champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the first match, Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings.
With a few stars added and taken away from each of the 10 teams, the 16th edition is even more thrilling. GT would be led by Hardik Pandya and feature Kane Williamson, who was captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
David Warner’s former teammate Manish Pandey will join him at the Delhi Capitals. The game’s dynamics have changed a lot. Thus, each side must now choose a strong starting eleven to start their season off strong.
Delhi Capitals Team Review for IPL 2023
Delhi Capitals (DC) have announced a new captain David Warner and a new-looking jersey for the forthcoming season. They will have a lot of fresh things going for them in the Indian Premier League 2023.
When returning from Delhi to his house in December 2022, DC captain Rishabh Pant was involved in a near-fatal accident and had various significant injuries, including one to his right knee. Because of this, he had to stay in the hospital in Dehradun for an extended period before moving to Mumbai to have knee surgery.
The Delhi Capitals are among the strongest sides in the tournament. This season, the team will be without Rishabh Pant, its three-in-one player. In Pant’s absence, the franchise has named the veteran Australian batsman David Warner to lead the Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2023 season. Meanwhile, Axar Patel will serve as vice-captain.
The Delhi Capitals have also been fairly impressive since their makeover, frequently making the playoffs. Nevertheless, the franchise failed to make it to the playoffs in the last season as they ended 5th on the points table.
Delhi Capitals purchased 5 players in the IPL 2023 mini-auction, demonstrating their high level of pickiness. Nonetheless, four of these players were sold for millions of dollars. The Indian pacer Mukesh Kumar was the most expensive purchase at 5.5 crores INR. Ishant Sharma, an Indian pacer, was also purchased by the team for a base price of 50 lakhs INR.
Also, the DC opted to start over with its IPL 2023 under the new leadership of David Warner and debuted a new style jersey. The two iconic DC colors, red and blue come in the new design, with red forming the shoulders and sleeves and blue covering the rest of the jersey.
Delhi Capitals IPL 2023 Full Squad
The full DC Strongest playing XI will be picked from the Delhi Capitals squad list for IPL 2023. The full squad list is as follows:
David Warner(c), Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Ishant Sharma, Phil Salt, Mukesh Kumar, Manish Pandey, and Rilee Rossouw,
DC Predicted Playing XI
Here is our DC Predicted Playing XI for the IPL 2023 season.
➥ David Warner & Prithvi Shaw to open the batting
Both Warner and Shaw have had considerable success as IPL openers, and each has their advantages. Warner would have an additional captaincy role. While Shaw would try to give it his all to secure his spot in the Indian Cricket Team.
➥ Mitchell Marsh & Sarfaraz Khan to solidify the middle order
Middle-order batsmen Mitchell Marsh and Sarfaraz Khan should bat at three and four, respectively. In the absence of Rishabh Pant, Sarfaraz Khan is likely to keep wickets.
➥ Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav & Axar Patel to serve as finishers
The finishing role for the Delhi Capitals might be filled by Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, and Axar Patel due to their strong hitting skills. Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel will also pick up the spin bowling duties.
➥ Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Anrich Nortje & Khaleel Ahmed: the key bowlers
Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Anrich Nortje, and Khaleel Ahmed are all Pacers who play for the Delhi Capitals. In the middle, Kuldeep Yadav and Anrich Nortje will have to take wickets. However, Khaleel Ahmed and Mukesh Kumar would need to bowl well in the powerplay.
Delhi Capitals Strength
➥ Presence of several foreign stars
It is no secret that Warner, Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Phil Salt, Anrich Nortje, Mustafizur Rahman, and Rovman Powell are some of the biggest names in the T20 circuit. Delhi has a huge advantage here.
Delhi Capitals Weakness
➥ More than enough openers in the squad
In the shortest format of the game, Warner, Salt, Shaw, and Rossouw are all at ease starting the innings. The middle order gets weak since Pant is not a part of the eleven. In addition, Ishan Sharma is the only genuine pacer from India.