IPL 2019: 3 reasons why Delhi Capitals are the team to beat this season

  • The Delhi Capitals have made some smart buys in the auction and a stunning appointment in the management department.
Vishal Rathi
Modified 22 Mar 2019, 14:26 IST

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant

Delhi Capitals, formerly known as Delhi Daredevils, are a team with a history of under-achieving in the IPL. It would not be wrong to say they have been the worst performing team in the IPL; they have failed to reach the final of the tournament every single season since 2008.

They have shown sparks of brilliance at various stages of the league, and in the 2009 edition they actually looked like the best team on show. But they've never been able to translate their good starts into sustained runs of success, and they have now become the butt of all jokes.

However, DC have assembled a potent unit in 2019, which can give the traditional powerhouses of the IPL run for their money. This time around, DC look like a serious contender to lift the coveted IPL trophy.

Here, we take a look at three reasons why Delhi Capitals is the team to beat this IPL 2019 season.

#1) Strong contingent of Indian players

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer

For IPL 2019, Delhi Capitals have built their core around young Indian players including Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant. The Capitals retained these three players before the auction and went into the bidding process with a clear plan. Moreover, DC signed Shikhar Dhawan in the trade window to give their batting line-up a formidable look.

DC also signed Axar Patel, Hanuma Vihari and Ishant Sharma among others in the auction, while they already had names like Amit Mishra and Avesh Khan in their ranks. The Delhi-based franchise have arguably the strongest pool of Indian players in the league.

While many of the others team may suffer due their international stars leaving the tournament mid-way for national duties, DC will undoubtedly hold an advantage due to their strong contingent of Indian players in the latter stage of the league.

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