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Delhi Capitals: Can their youth finally triumph?

DC Swot Analysis:

The recent reports suggest that IPL will be played behind closed doors in July. However, the reports are not substantial but it has given a sense of relief to the fans. The mere idea of IPL can give shrills to the players. Therefore, we present a series of all the team along with their SWOT analysis.

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BatsmenWicket-keepersAll-RoundersBowlers
Shreyas IyerRishabh PantChris WoakesIshant Sharma
Shimron HetmyerAlex CareyMarcus StoinisKagiso Rabada
Ajinkya Rahane
Lalit YadavAvesh Khan
Prithvi Shaw
R AshwinAmit Mishra
Jason Roy
Axar PatelMohit Sharma
Shikhar Dhawan
Harshal PatelTushar Deshpande



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Sandip Lamichhane

Players Bought in IPL Auction 2020: Alex Carey, Chris Woakes, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Roy, Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande

Strength:

The Delhi Capital team made some useful addition to their squad in the auctions. The group bought Shimron Hetmyer, a batsman who has loved batting in the Indian subcontinent. The addition of Marcus Stoinis and Chris Woakes gives the Delhi team a bulk of options for batting in the death overs. The batting department of the side is worth envying with Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, and Ajinka Rahane, just being the cream of batting department. The batting is the undoubted strength of the Capitals with the team capable of putting or chasing down any total.


Shimron Hetmyer

Weakness:

The one visible gap of the team is their bowling department. The team lacks quality fast bowling options other than the South African dynamo Kagiso Rabada. The Capitals have Ishant Sharma and Mohit Sharma as their leading Indian bowling options, but both are not suited for the shortest format of the game. Chris Woakes and Marcus Stoinis will again come into the picture to partner Rabada in the death overs. However, neither Stoinis nor Woakes have performed well in the Indian condition, and therefore it will be a problem for the Capitals.


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Opportunities:

The Delhi team qualified for the playoffs in the 2019 season. The team impressed for an extended period in the season, and Shreyas Iyer seemed like an abled leader. The team has made a few good trades and buys in auctions with experienced players such as Rahane and Ashwin joining the team. The middle order of the group is as secure as it gets with Hetmyer, Pant, and Iyer expected to come at numbers 3, 4, and 5. The Delhi team also has all varieties of spinners present in the side with Ashwin, Mishra, Lamichhane, and Axar Patel, making significant options. The Delhi team is looking extremely settled and will start as the dark horse for the title.


Lamichhane

Threats:

Often, the strength of the team becomes their weaknesses. In Delhi’s case, the most significant danger comes from what could have been the biggest strength for the team. The team has as many as five openers who are not comfortable in coming down the innings. The trio of Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, and Ajinka Rahane is undroppable, and Jason Roy is also a solid contender to open the innings. The team might struggle to find the right opening combination, which is always harmful to the overall balance in their game.

Conclusion:

The Delhi team looks well settled with the two significant weaknesses coming in the middle order batting and fast bowling. If the Delhi team can manage to keep Rabada fit and turn one of their openers in a dependable middle-order batsman, they can challenge for the trophy.

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