Delhi Capitals start the second phase of the 2021 IPL campaign on top of the table. The Delhi Captials have played eight games, winning six of them and losing just two. Delhi have a two point lead over the Chennai Super Kings. The Chennai Super Kings in second position. However, Delhi have played an extra game.
Indian wicket-keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant led the side in the first phase of the 2021 IPL. Pant was given the armband after Shreyas Iyer had suffered a shoulder injury. Pant has lead the DC to six wins out of eight and are currently on the top of the table.
Earlier, speculations surrounded the captaincy of the franchise as their former captain Shreyas Iyer recovered from his injury. However, the DC released a statement revealing their captain.
“JSW-GMR co-owned Delhi Capitals today announced that Rishabh Pant will continue as Captain for the remainder of the #IPL2021 season,” Delhi Capitals said in a statement.
Delhi Capitals have world class players amidst their ranks. Players capable of changing the game. Players such as Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, etc. Delhi also have the likes of foreign players such as Kagiso Rabada, Steve Smith, Chris Woakes, and Marcus Stoinis.
DC will look to bag their first IPL trophy this season. However, they have come close on several occasions. The closest they have been is the 2020 edition of the IPL. Delhi faced Mumbai Indians in the finals. Unfortunately, couldn’t cross the finish line.
Can the Delhi Capitals continue their fine form in the UAE? Most importantly, can they win this year’s IPL?