Delhi Capitals (DC)
The resurgence of the Delhi franchise has been phenomenal after a streak of languishing years. Delhi Capitals is probably the only franchise that has heavily invested in the youth and is now reaping the benefits from it. DC has a shown an upward trend in the last couple of seasons. In the 2019 season, DC finished at the 3rd position and got ousted from the tournament in the 2nd Eliminator. Whereas, the 2020 season was even merrier for them as they finished as the runner-up- their first time in the history of IPL.
If we have to look at the teams which had a successful IPL string, one thing that turns out to be the common factor is- having a strong Indian core. Be it Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings or any other team, they have a strong Indian contingent. With the DC walking on the same lines, have made sure that they have a bunch of formidable Indian players to boast about. The only worry for DC in IPL 2021 will be that they will be void of their usual captain-Shreyas Iyer’s services after he was injured his shoulder and has been completely ruled out of this year’s edition. Rishabh Pant, another young and exciting player will take the command for DC this year.
Best Playing XI of Delhi Capitals (DC): Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada.