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IPL 2021 – Why Delhi Capitals are the favourites to lift the trophy

With young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant to captain Delhi Capitals in the absence of Shreyas Iyer. Here we take a look at why Delhi Capitals are the favourites to lift the trophy.

Last updated: 02.04.2021
IPL 2021 – Why Delhi Capitals are the favourites to lift the trophy | Sports Social Blog

With just around the corner the much anticipated tournament of another season of Indian premier league to get a kick start. The discussions over the favourite of the tournament has already started with many teams like Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata knight Riders are in the race to lift the trophy.


But there is another strong contender like the previous season who is having better chances to lift their maiden IPL Trophy ever. Delhi Capitals is one of the strongest sides in recent years with more young talents into the line-up. While before the season started, Delhi Capitals got the shocking news when Shreyas Iyer the current captain has injured himself with shoulder injury in the recent ODI series against England.


So that clearly means, Shreyas Iyer services definitely going to miss Delhi capitals for the coming entire season as this injury is going to take at least 4-5 months to get settled. In that case the young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant went to captain Delhi Capitals in the absence of Shreyas Iyer. With such bigger lose before the season start, Delhi Capitals still have the enough balance in every department to not go close to trophy but also end the draught of 14 years of not lifting the trophy.


The factor which probably makes the difference among other teams is the league is the batting strength, Delhi capitals coming up in the season. Steve Smith, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, Sam Billings and Rishabh Pant. With such batting depth along with all-rounders, Delhi Capitals have a clear advantage over others.


Apart from the batting and all-rounders column, the factor which completes the Delhi Capitals squad is their strong bowling strength. Four genuine fast bowlers Kaigso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma. Even the all-rounder Chris Woakes can bowl at a good pace which makes it too fifth pacer in the team.


If you think they might have released the spinners in case of more fast bowlers or never bought anyone in the auction earlier then you might have missed the major part of the auction. Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra and Axar Patel are three experienced spinners who are going to lead the spin department. This bowling unit has been strongest enough in the league among teams in the tournament.


Players like Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis and Prithvi Shaw can also play the role of finishers in tough situations to bail the team out of trouble. Playoffs in 2019 which was after 7 long years and into the finals in the last season of IPL 2020 where they eventually lost to Mumbai Indians. So Delhi Capitals are going to complete this sequence of the last two seasons with the trophy under their feathers in the upcoming season or we have to wait for another season.

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