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IPL Auction 2020: 3 released players Delhi Capitals could target

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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:06 IST

Delhi Capitals had finished third in IPL 2019
Delhi Capitals had finished third in IPL 2019

One of the better teams of the tournament heading into IPL 2020, Delhi Capitals have impressed the fans with their work during the trade window. Though the Delhi-based franchise let go of New Zealand’s left-arm fast bowler, Trent Boult, they also brought in big names like Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane.

Besides Boult, the Capitals also traded the trio of Sherfane Rutherford, Jagadeesha Suchith and Mayank Markande. After the window shut, Delhi declared their list of retained and released players. While the retained list was as expected, there were a few surprises among the released players. The Capitals ended their association with the likes of Chris Morris, Hanuma Vihari and Jalaj Saxena.

The Shreyas Iyer-led outfit does not have an experienced name for the No 6 position in the batting order. They have Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant in the Top 5 who will be backed by the all-rounders Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel. But, there’s nobody who can bat between the top 5 and the two all-rounders. This is an area of concern for Delhi. Also, they need a good overseas fast bowler who can support the Indian players. So, here’s a list of the 3 released players Delhi should target in the IPL 2020 Auction:

#3 Carlos Brathwaite

Carlos Brathwaite has played for the Delhi franchise earlier
Carlos Brathwaite has played for the Delhi franchise earlier

The Barbados-born all-rounder, Carlos Brathwaite, can be the ideal number 6 batsman for Delhi Capitals because he has played at this position for West Indies. The 31-year-old has proven his talent in the T20 format having won several matches for his side with his all-round brilliance.

Brathwaite has played 159 T20s in his career, scoring 1,520 runs at a strike rate of 140.09. He has hit 91 fours and 104 sixes in these games thus emphasising his big-hitting power. The former Kolkata Knight Riders player has scalped 139 T20 wickets at a decent economy rate of 8.13.

Having been a part of the Delhi-based IPL franchise earlier, Carlos could be a valuable addition to the Delhi Capitals squad in IPL 2020.

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