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IPL 2019: Three reasons why the Delhi Capitals can make the Playoffs

Aryan Reddy
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7.85K   //    08 Jan 2019, 21:04 IST

The all-new Delhi Capitals
The all-new Delhi Capitals

The IPL franchise previously known as the Delhi Daredevils has been reborn as the Delhi Capitals. This franchise looked like one of the favorites to win the Indian Premier League during the first few years of their journey. They even managed to top the points table twice in 2009 and 2012. Things seemed to be going well but their campaign soon started to go downhill and they ended up last in the points table in 2013.

Since 2013, they have been struggling to make it into the top 4 and failed to achieve any substantial results. However, the Delhi Capitals are looking in good shape since the completion of the auction. They have evolved into a team with high prospects; a team that is meant to have a bright future ahead of themselves.

It appears that they can finally make it to the top 4 of the points table. Here are 3 reasons why they can finish IPL 2019 on a positive note.


#3 Appointment of Shreyas Iyer as Captain

The rising start of Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer
The rising start of Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer managed to turn things around for the Delhi Capitals as he lead from the front with his bat. He scored 411 runs at an impressive average of 37.36 at a marvelous strike rate of 132.58. Despite the absence of key players such as Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada, he still managed to win four out eight games.

This is an impressive record, considering the fact that it was his first time captaining an IPL side. He was also named the captain of the India B squad in October last year and was the highest run-scorer for the Mumbai squad at the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Given that this year we can expect him to be the skipper for the entire season, we could expect more victories from the Delhi Capitals.


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