Delhi Capitals started off their IPL 2022 campaign with a thriller win against five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians at the Brabourne Stadium on March 27.
Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav stitched an unbroken alliance of 75 runs to help the Capitals cruised to a four-wicket victory against the five-time defending champions.
Delhi Capitals have made it to the IPL playoffs in the last three seasons but couldn’t complete the job of lifting the title. Pant replaced Shreyas Iyer as the captain of the team last year after the latter suffered a shoulder injury ahead of IPL 2021.
IPL 2022 DC squad
Although Iyer returned to the team in the second phase of IPL 2021 in the UAE, the team management allowed Pant to continue to don the captain’s armband. Pant was retained by the Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2022 retention players’ list where Iyer was released. It set an explicit message that the franchise was firm on having Pant as their leader for the next few seasons.
Apart from Pant, the Capitals also retained Prithvis Shaw, Axar and South Africa pacer Anrich Nortje. Australian batter and former Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper David Warner was one of the best picks of the franchise in the IPL 2022 auction.
Mitchell Marsh and Nortje are currently under rehabilitation process before they are deemed fit to play in the IPL 2022.
DC squad for IPL 2022: Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh (injured), Axar Patel, Ripal Patel, Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Tim Seifert (wk), Srikar Bharat, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Mustafiur Rahman, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje (under rehab), Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Chetan Sakariya, Praveen Dubey, Yash Dhull, Ashwin Hebbar, Vicky Ostwal.
IPL 2022: DC schedule and match details
|Match No.||Date||Match Details||Venue||Time (IST)||Result|
|1||27-Mar||DC vs MI||Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai||3:30 PM||Won by four wickets|
|2||2-Apr||GT vs DC||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune||7:30 PM|
|3||7-Apr||LSG vs DC||Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|4||10-Apr||KKR vs DC||Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai||3:30 PM|
|5||16-Apr||DC vs RCB||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|6||20-Apr||DC vs PBKS||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune||7:30 PM|
|7||22-Apr||DC vs RR||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune||7:30 PM|
|8||28-Apr||DC vs KKR||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|9||1-May||DC vs LSG||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||3:30 PM|
|10||5-May||DC vs SRH||Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|11||8-May||CSK vs DC||Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|12||11-May||RR vs DC||Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai||3:30 PM|
|13||16-May||PBKS vs DC||Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|14||21-May||MI vs DC||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|