IPL 2019: 4 Reasons Why Delhi Capitals Could Win the Title This Season
- This could be the season where Delhi takes the centre stage in IPL
In 11 years of the IPL, Delhi is the only team to not make it into the finals even once despite featuring in all 11 seasons. They have the lowest win percentage of 42.45 among the 8 IPL teams featuring in IPL 2019. It's not just the performances but also the luck which has often not gone their way. They have topped the league stage on 2 occasions but still didn't reach the finals. But this time around, the Delhi Capitals seem to be getting a lot of things right (let's ignore the new name :P). So here's a look at 4 reasons why DC is a serious contender to lift the trophy this season:
#4 Promising Indian Talent
Delhi Capitals' batting order features Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari. In the bowling department, they have experienced campaigners in the form of Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra. They also paid a hefty sum of Rs. 5 crores to get Axar Patel in the side as an all-rounder this season.
Now, either these players have already proved themselves on the international stage or are constantly making the headlines with their stellar domestic performances and are being considered as the next generation of cricketers who will represent India.
Kudos to DC's management for having built their core around the most promising bunch of Indian players. Most of these players, especially the batsmen, are also in the form of their lives.
Since the 2019 ODI World Cup is just after the IPL, having Indian players in key roles also mean that Delhi can have a relatively stable squad all through the tournament. Whereas, teams depending on foreign players might suffer in the later stages of the tournament as players will be called for national duties.