IPL 2020: Ranking the all-rounders of all 8 teams
#7 Delhi Capitals
Indian Options: Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, and Lalit Yadav
The Delhi Capitals have a pretty decent squad ahead of next season but their list of all-rounders isn't as sound as you'd expect it to be.
DC needed to sign some quality all-rounders and addressed the issue by signing Marcus Stoinis for a substantial sum of ₹4.8 Crore in the auction. But the Aussie all-rounder doesn't have as great a record as you'd expect him to have. He is certainly among the runs for the Melbourne Stars but that's because he opens the batting for them.
Stoinis hasn't been effective batting in the middle-order and doesn't have the power to go big right from the onset like someone like Maxwell. His bowling too hasn't been too great in recent times.
Chris Woakes would've been a decent buy if it wasn't for the conditions in India. He made very few runs with the bat and was too expensive with the ball to be considered a death bowling option. Keemo Paul is a handy backup option but he's more of a bowling all-rounder. His bowling stats in T20s aren't that impressive and he's just a utility option.
The Indian all-all-rounders' list isn't bad as Axar Patel is a proper all-rounder for the side to back. Harshal Patel, however, has been very erratic with the ball although he has played a couple of good cameos with the bat.
Final Verdict: DC have a couple of good overseas all-rounders but their suitability to Indian conditions remains a doubt. The Indian options aren't great but are good enough.Published 05 Jan 2020, 14:09 IST