Delhi Capitals had a decent run during the IPL 2022 but missed out on the playoffs berth by a whisker. They started well but covid-19 hit their campaign mid-season and derailed their plans. However, the Delhi-based franchise tried to mount a comeback towards the end but they fell short.
In the end, Delhi Capitals finished 5th in the points table with seven wins and seven losses. The franchise has not made a lot of changes to their squad ahead of next season. They traded Shardul Thakur to Kolkata Knight Riders and released the likes of Srikar Bharat, Mandeep Singh, and Tim Siefert.
Delhi Capitals are in a strong space as they have a purse of INR 19.45 crore remaining with only five slots to fill, including two overseas slots. If we look closely, they need a backup wicketkeeper, a backup opener, an all-rounder, a spinner, and a pace-bowling all-rounder. On that note, we will take a look at the top three players Delhi Capitals (DC) could target in mini-auctions.
3. Sheldon Jackson
Sheldon Jackson was signed by Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 60 lakh in the IPL 2022 auction. The wicketkeeper-batter played five matches for KKR in the IPL 2022 but could only score 23 runs. Subsequently, he was released ahead of the IPL 2023.
Delhi Capitals have released KS Bharat from their squad and they need an Indian wicketkeeper as a backup to Rishabh Pant. While many would argue over quality, Sheldon Jackson has had a good season with the bat.
Sheldon Jackson scored 297 runs in 10 matches for Saurashtra in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022. He scored a brilliant century in the final to win the championship for his side. The right-handed batter is likely to remain a bench warmer, but he will be a quality backup to have in your ranks.