IPL 2020 was the best season for Delhi Capitals (DC) as it was the first time when they appeared in a final of any tournament. While they will be undoubtedly one of the favourite sides in the IPL 2021, the IPL 2021 auction is definitely crucial for them.
Recently, Delhi Capitals released the players like Alex Carey, Keemo Paul, Tushar Deshpande, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohit Sharma and Jason Roy. While they have strong enough first-choice side, IPL 2021 auction will be a great opportunity for them to strengthen their reserve bench. As they have also traded out Daniel Sams and Harshal Patel, they have 8 available slots, including 3 overseas slots.
As they have released Australian wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey, they have only specialised wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant. So, Delhi Capitals require to add at least one wicket-keeper in the squad during the IPL 2021 auction.
Also, Delhi Capitals can be stronger by adding one left-arm pacer and one off-spinner or spin-bowling all-rounder.
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Wicket-keeper batsman Sheldon Jackson highly impressed in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020/21. Former Saurashtra cricketer is now serving for Puducherry, who scored 242 runs in five games (average 80.66; strike-rate 155.12) in this SMAT season, including one century and one half-century. He was also consistent in the 2019/20 domestic season.
The 34-year-old wicket-keeper batsman has very good experience in Indian domestic cricket. Jackson has experienced IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for several years. However, he has played only four IPL matches for KKR in IPL 2017, where he scored a total of 38 runs. But currently, he is very different cricketer.