Delhi Capitals (DC) has managed to change it’s reputation over the past few years. From being an underperformers to maintaining consistency throughout the games. Although they are yet to lift the Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy, they have showcased good display of cricket in the past few seasons.
Last season, they unfortunately missed the playoffs berth by finishing at number five in the points table. They collected 14 points in 14 games, just two less than Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). However, they would like to put it in the past and give a fresh start to this season.
DC have managed to group together a good unit, thanks to their excellent retains and buys at the auction. Unfortunately, regular skipper Rishabh Pant will miss the entire season as he is yet to recover from the accident. However, they still good like a pretty good squad. Here we take a look at their strongest starting XI for IPL 2023.
Openers: David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw
David Warner has been one of the most consistent batters in the cash-rich league history. He returned to his former franchise Delhi Capitals (DC) last season after Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) released him. As expected, the return turned out to be fruitful as the veteran batter showed great form.
In 12 games, Warner scored 432 runs at an average of 48 and an excellent strike-rate of 150.52. In Rishabh Pant’s absence, he will lead the side this season. Hence, he will be expected to produce an even better season with the bat. On the other end, the Delhi-based franchise has aggressive batter Prithvi Shaw.
Shaw is known for his explosive batting, be it against anyone at any ground. Last season, he scored 283 runs in 10 matches, averaging 28.30 and striking at 152.97. The franchise has a lot of expectations from him and once again, he will be responsible for giving good starts to his team.