IPL 2022 will witness the addition of two news teams in the tournament, making IPL a 10-team event. Due to the joining of two news teams, a mega auction is also scheduled to take place ahead of IPL 2022 season. According to reports, each franchise will be able to retain 4 players in their squad during next season’s mega auctions. It can a combination of 2 domestic players and 2 overseas players or 3 domestic and 1 overseas player.
In the first half of IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals finished on the top spot in the points table. In the absence of regular skipper Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant led the side efficiently. The IPL 2019 runners-up won 6 matches out of 8 and earned most 12 points in the points table.
There are few excellent players in the Delhi Capitals squad that the franchise will look to retain during IPL 2022 mega actions. Here we take a look at 4 players that Delhi Capitals might retain in IPL 2022 mega auction.
IPL 2022 Mega Auction: 4 Players That Delhi Capitals (DC) Might Retain
Shreyas Iyer is the skipper of Delhi Capitals who has been leading the side since 2018 mid-season. When Delhi Capitals observed a poor show in IPL 2018 under new skipper Gautam Gambhir, Shreyas Iyer took the captainship role midway after Gambhir decided to step down as captain. In the next edition in IPL 2019, the team reached the final under the leadership of Shreyas Iyer and finished as runners-up.
This shows the effort the right-handed batsman has put in leading the team. The 26-year-old has also shown a consistent batting performance for the franchise in the last three seasons, scoring 411 runs, 463 runs, and 519 runs in IPL 2018, 2019, and 2020 respectively.
Due to an elbow injury, Iyer did not take part in the first half of IPL 2021 but he will definitely show up in the second leg in September. The franchise will not let the skipper go out of the squad during IPL 2022 mega auction.