The Delhi Capitals are the rebranded version of the Delhi Daredevils for the 2019 season of the Indian Premier League. The Delhi franchise decided to rename their team probably following their dismal performances in the previous IPL seasons showing the mindset that they are looking for a fresh start in IPL 2019.
The franchise management also seems keen on a makeover to the Delhi side as they released a number of players including the former captain Gautam Gambhir.
Let’s first take a look at the players that Delhi has released before taking a look at the retained squad.
There was a time when Gambhir was the prime opener for Indian cricket team. That position has now been taken over by Dhawan. Probably that is why the Delhi management decided to trade in Dhawan as they let go of Gambhir.
The Delhi Capitals 2019 Team retained player are as under:
Add Dhawan to the equation and you will see that Delhi has got a well-knit squad at their disposal. The batting prowess comes in with Dhawan, Pant, Shaw, Iyet and Munro. They have good seamers in Rabada and Boult whereas the spin department looks solid with Lamichhane and Mishra.
Delhi would probably be looking for an all-rounder and one fast bowler to replace Shami. They have a salary cap of Rs. 25.5 crore with 10 slots out of which three can be foreigners.
Delhi Capitals picks in the IPL Auction would be updated here live during the Auction.