Delhi Capitals missed the playoffs berth in IPL 2022 as they lost their final group stage match to Mumbai Indians. Capitals’ loss was Royal Challengers Bangalore’s gain.
Delhi Capitals finished in fifth place in the table with 14 points. Had the Rishabh Pant-led side won against MI then they would have easily qualified in the playoffs on superior NRR against RCB.
Capitals had to deal with many COVID-19 cases in their camp during the league stage. They were also involved a no-ball drama with skipper Rishabh Pant and all-rounder Shardul Thakur being slapped with fines while assistant coach Pravin Amre was banned for a match.
Let us look at the 5 players Delhi Capitals can release ahead of the next IPL auction in 2023.
5 Players Delhi Capitals (DC) Can Release Ahead Of IPL 2023
1. Sarfaraz Khan
Sarfaraz played six games for Delhi Capitals batting in various positions in all five innings.
In the match against Lucknow Super Giants, Sarfaraz was slotted in to bat at No.5. He remained unbeaten at 36 off 28 balls.
He was benched after scoring 1 against Rajasthan Royals and was only called back when Prithvi Shaw missed the last few league matches due to illness.
Sarfaraz slammed 32 runs off 16 balls against Punjab Kings while opening the batting order.
There remains a serious question mark about Sarfaraz’s batting position in Delhi Capitals playing XI or he could even be released ahead of IPL 2023.