"̶D̶C̶ ̶A̶d̶m̶i̶n̶ ̶b̶h̶a̶i̶,̶ ̶f̶i̶x̶t̶u̶r̶e̶s̶ ̶k̶a̶b̶ ̶a̶a̶y̶e̶n̶g̶e̶?̶"̶ #Dream11IPL #YehHaiNayiDilli #IPL2020Schedule pic.twitter.com/ot6wyndrZS … [Read more...] about IPL 2020: Look at complete schedule, squad of Delhi Capitals
“If we keep results aside, the Delhi team has always been very good. I have played in other teams and Delhi was always competitive. Back then, we always used to say that you can never take Delhi lightly. There are a lot of youngsters in the team, and even now why people are saying that Delhi is strong is because we have continued with those youngsters for two years now, so they are settled. The results were not (consistently) in our favour because the process to get desired results is a long one. That could be the reason,” Mohit Sharma was quoted as saying by TOI. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020: If we keep results aside, the Delhi team has always been very good, says Delhi Capitals pacer Mohit Sharma
That the whole of IPL, a total of 60 matches, will be played in the UAE makes this — the conditions — the moot point. We may all get a bit of a surprise if the pitches turn out to be different from what we are expecting; historically, the three venues—Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi—are known for sluggish pitches with low bounce. These are your “average score of 155” kind of pitches. In India, in the last two IPLs, the average 1st innings score was about 170. Never has 200 been successfully chased in a T20I in the UAE. So it’s likely that this IPL may be played in third gear. Which means, teams are suddenly looking at themselves and thinking, do we have the arsenal for this kind of challenge? The franchisees picked the squads in December 2019, assuming that matches were going to be played in India. … [Read more...] about Indians may have a bigger impact than ever on this IPL, writes Sanjay Manjrekar
Besides ‘Capitals’ gains, the two should be eager to be back in reckoning for India’s white-ball assignments This is just their second season after being rechristened as Delhi Capitals from their earlier avatar of Delhi Daredevils. Before making it to the play-offs in 2019, the Delhi outfit spent the previous six seasons scrapping at the bottom of the table. Attribute it to their subpar showing, Capitals have shown little appetite for continuity. Now that they have a young captain in the form of Shreyas Iyer and legend Ricky Ponting as coach, they would be keen to carry the previous season’s good work forward. STRENGTHS: The overall balance of the squad strikes out. A batting unit comprising Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer and skipper Iyer; Kagiso Rabada to spearhead the attack along with Ishant Sharma; an extremely impressive spin trio of R Ashwin, Amit Mishra and Sandeep Limichhane make it a well-heeled unit. Which IPL team … [Read more...] about Can Delhi Capitals’ R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane revive white-ball careers?
The only team not to reach an IPL final, Capitals has gone for home-grown talent in top-order batsmen like Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Ajinkya Rahane, and spin-bowling all-rounders such as R. Ashwin, Axar Patel and Amit Mishra. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020 | Indian flavour and Ricky Ponting’s belief, Delhi Capitals’ trump cards