IPL 2019: 5 reasons why Delhi Capitals would be tough to beat
The real great Indian festival - the IPL has gifted the entertainment-hungry cricket fans of India a sumptuous dose of hard-fought, intense and enthralling cricket for over a decade now. Delhi Capitals (previously Delhi Daredevils) has played its part in providing entertainment to its fans. With the likes of Virender Sehwag, David Warner and AB de Villiers in the initial few seasons and Rishabh Pant recently, Delhi fans have often been assured of a firework display in batting.
Unfortunately, the results have not been in Delhi's favour and it has never bagged a single IPL title. Its overall performance has rather been dismal. Lack of consistency and poor team selection have been the primary reasons for the same.
Delhi has always had a very strong squad on paper but has never been able to find that perfect winning combination. Now, with team name changed let us check if Delhi's squad for IPL 2019 has the potential to change the fortunes as well.
#1 Powerhouse of openers
The ravishing limited-overs opener for India, Shikhar Dhawan was traded to Delhi Capitals (DC) during the transfer window in November last year. Dhawan has been one of the most consistent batsmen in IPL over the years. He is in sublime touch and the Delhi boy would surely strengthen the DC opening.
The destructive New Zealand opener Colin Munro can hit sixes and fours with metronomic consistency. The world no. 2 in T20 batsmen rankings, Munro's ability to thrash the bowlers right from ball one will help DC get off to a flier. He had an underwhelming IPL last year with just over 60 runs in five matches.
The swashbuckling former U-19 captain for India, Prithvi Shaw is one of the most talked about talents in the country. The 19-year old pocket-sized powerhouse has a natural flair in his batting and has the ability score runs at a fair clip. He played a few good knocks for Delhi in the IPL 2018 but was not consistent. He would hope to improve on that this season.