Delhi Capitals IPL 2023 | Players, Schedule, Venue
Delhi Capitals IPL 2023 campaign is eagerly awaited by their fans. The franchise missed out on the playoffs by two points last season. They will be without their captain Rishabh Pant in the IPL 2023 edition. The 25-year-old is set to be sidelined for at least six months after suffering injuries in a car crash last month.
Delhi Capitals IPL 2023 Players
Delhi Capitals’ batting unit will rely heavily on David Warner and Prithivi Shaw. The left-hand-right-hand opening pair had four half-century partnerships and amassed 715 runs between them in IPL 2022. Big-hitters Rovman Powell and Mitchell Marsh, recovering from ankle surgery, will have more responsibility on their shoulders in Rishabh Pant’s absence.
There will be plenty of attention on Sarfaraz Khan, who has been registering big scores for Mumbai in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season. Meanwhile, newcomer Rilee Rossouw will be hoping to replicate his impressive performances from the T20I series against India in the IPL 16th season.
The Anrich Nortje-led pace attack, which includes Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, and Khaleel Ahmed, has plenty of experience and depth. Also, the franchise added veteran pacer Ishan Sharma and uncapped Mukesh Kumar to their roster in the IPL 2023 auction. Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav are the two big names in the Capitals’ spin department. Both players are part of the India white-ball setup now.
Delhi Capitals Retained Players 2023
Delhi Capitals retained the core group from last season despite a disappointing fifth-place finish in IPL 2022.
Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, Axar Patel, Mitchell Marsh, Lungi Ngidi, Kuldeep Yadav, Rovman Powell, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya
Khaleel Ahmed, Sarfaraz Khan, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Lalit Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Pravin Dubey, Vicky Ostwal
Delhi Capitals Released Players 2023
Delhi Capitals parted ways with Ashwin Hebbar, Mandeep Singh, KS Bharat, Tim Seifert.
Delhi Capitals Full Squad IPL 2023: David Warner, Anrich Nortje, Rishabh Pant, Mitchell Marsh, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal, Rovman Powell, Lungi Ngidi, Sarfaraz Khan, Ripal Patel, Prithvi Shaw, Pravin Dubey, Rilee Rossouw, Mukesh Kumar, Manish Pandey, Lalit Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Phil Salt, Khaleel Ahmed, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishant Sharma, Chetan Sakariya, Axar Patel, Aman Khan
Captain of DC
Rishabh Pant’s long injury layoff means the Capitals will have to appoint a new captain for the 2023 season. David Warner is most likely to take over from Pant. He guided Sunrisers Hyderabad to the title in the IPL 2016 season and was their captain in the 2018, 2020, and 2021 seasons.
David Warner IPL Captaincy Record
Matches: 69, Win: 35, Loss: 32, Tie: 2
Ricky Ponting is the head coach of the Delhi Capitals since the 2018 season. The Australian great transformed the franchise into title-challengers in quick time. Under his coaching, the Capitals finished bottom in the first season. But they climbed to third in the following season and reached the final in IPL 2020. Though they missed the playoffs last year, the team is expected to hit new heights in the coming seasons.
Delhi Capitals IPL 2023 Schedule
Delhi Capitals struggled for consistency in the IPL 2022 season. The IPL 2020 runner-up made a winning start to their season but couldn’t put together successive wins in the league. Despite grabbing some stellar wins over Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings, and Rajasthan Royals, they failed to reach the playoffs. The defeat against Mumbai Indians in their final game of the league stage saw them miss out on the top four.
Delhi Capitals IPL 2023 Venues
Delhi Capitals will return to Arun Jaitley Stadium for the first time since 2019. It hosted a few matches in the 2021 season, but the Capitals didn’t feature in any of those games. They won four of the seven fixtures at Arun Jaitley Stadium in the 2019 season. It included three straight wins.
Rishabh Pant-less Delhi Capitals face a tough challenge in the new season. However, they have plenty of match-winners in their squad. The Delhi Capitals will be praying that they raise their game and help end Delhi Capitals’ wait for a maiden IPL silverware.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many wickets Kuldeep Yadav took in IPL 2022?
Kuldeep Yadav took 21 wickets in 14 innings and was Delhi Capitals’ highest wicket-taker in IPL 2022 season.
Has David Warner captained Delhi Capitals before?
Yes! David Warner captained Delhi Capitals (then Delhi Daredevils) in two matches in the 2013 season. The franchise lost both matches.
Who are Delhi Capitals’ overseas players in IPL 2023?
David Warner, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Marsh, Rovman Powell, Mustafizur Rahman, Rilee Rossouw, and Phil Salt are Delhi Capitals’ overseas players in the IPL 2023 season.