Delhi Capitals have undoubtedly been one of the most consistent sides in the Indian Premier League in the last 3-4 years. After finishing last on IPL 2018’s points table, they made an unbelievable comeback and reached the playoffs of three consecutive IPL seasons after that (2019, 2020 and 2021). DC’s best performance in recent years came in 2020 when they reached the finals only to be defeated by Mumbai Indians.
Their well built team that achieved so much together in the past few years has however been dispersed now with the mega auction taking place and Delhi Capitals will have to start all over again.
Their inception in that process, unfortunately, was not that well. DC might have had a good retention but they now have the least amount of remaining balance to spend in the Mega auction among all the IPL teams and they will thus have an instant disadvantage which means they need to act smartly.
In this article, we will take a look at the Delhi Capitals franchise ahead of IPL 2022. We will discuss things like their retention picks, what to expect from them, prediction, probable Auction picks and many more.
Delhi Capitals Retentions and Remaining Purse
Delhi Capitals Retained the following players ahead of IPL 2022:-
- Rishabh Pant (16 crore)
- Axar Patel (9 crore, 12 crore to be deducted from purse)
- Prithvi Shaw (7.5 crore, 8 crore to be deducted from purse)
- Anrich Nortje (6.5 crore)
Remaining Purse for Mega-auction – Rs 47.5 Crores
Star Players Released by Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals will probably be the most negatively affected by BCCI’s decision to conduct the mega auction. They had a well built team and most likely the best team in the Indian Premier League last season on-paper. And giving away such a fabulous set of players overnight is heartbreaking.
However, not all hopes of Delhi Capitals for keeping the ex-players is lost as the mega auction is yet to come. There were many excellent players in Delhi’s squad of IPL 2021 and they will probably look to buy many of them in IPL 2022’s mega auction. Below given is a list of the players DC might aim to get back in their roster.
- Shreyas Iyer
- Avesh Khan
- Kagiso Rabada
- R Ashwin
- Shikhar Dhawan
Delhi Capitals Squad for IPL 2022
- Rishabh Pant
- Axar Patel
- Prithvi Shaw
- Anrich Nortje
Full squad to be added after the completion of the auctions
Delhi Capitals Probable Playing XI for IPL 2022
To be added ones the full squad is known
What to expect from DC in IPL 2022
As mentioned earlier, Delhi Capitals have been one of the most consistent teams in the last few years and that was all because they were great in auctions every year. Their ‘auction strategy’ is probably the best among all the IPL teams and it will be of great help to them in the upcoming mega auction.
If they can repeat what they have been doing over the years and land a great team in the auction, Delhi might very well get their first ever IPL trophy this season.