The Delhi Capitals plan to enter the auction with a budget of Rs 28.95 crore, intending to acquire nine players, four of whom may be overseas.
The Delhi Capitals struggled last season due to missing star Rishabh Pant. They lost nine players and plan to search for new ones at the next sale, with Rs. 28.95 crore available. They need nine players, four of whom could be overseas.
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David Warner and Prithvi Shaw are the match-starters for the team from the capital, and Mitchell Marsh is a good number three. They wouldn’t have to worry about number four either since Pant would be back from the next season.
The pacemen in the Delhi team are also very good: Lungi Ngidi, Khaleel Ahmed, and Mukesh Kumar. It would also be great if Nortje got fit before the IPL. They also have a great spinner in Kuldeep Yadav. Marsh and Lalit Yadav would both contribute with a few balls, ensuring the protection of those who enjoy bowling.
The Delhi Capitals: what are their needs?
What do the Capitals need now that they have everything? The first choice is to replace Northe with someone who could also bowl with Ngidi, Kuldeep, Mukesh, and Khaleel. Even though they have Ishant Sharma, he is not the kind of player who can win every game. He isn’t always great, but he might be great in one or two games.
On top of a great fifth bowler, they would also need a number five batter who can build on what the top four have done or start from scratch if the top four don’t click. One hitter is Yash Dhull, but he hasn’t clicked yet. That means they need an Indian batter too.
Mitchell, currently in brilliant form, could be the perfect number four batter for the Capitals, providing a solid side and potentially resolving any concerns the team may have with the bat.
The Capitals are considering Dilshan Madushanka or Dushmanatha Chameera as cover for Northe or an extra bowling option. Madushanka has been impressive recently and can be deadly with their early swing, combining Mukesh and himself.
Watch out for these Indian stars
Delhi is targeting Indian players Sumit Kumar and Atit Seth as bowling all-rounders, while Bipin Saurabh, Ankit Kumar, and Harvik Desai as batters, who have excelled in the Vijaya Hazare and Syed Mushtaq Ali trophies.
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