Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar opined that Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals (DC) could well have their name etched on the trophy this time around. DC has never won the title before and the squad they have assembled could help turn their fortunes around.

Gavaskar felt that Pant’s form will also play a crucial role in DC’s campaign. The southpaw is in brilliant form, coming into the series on the back of a Player of the Series performance against Sri Lanka at home this month.

Rishabh Pant’s experience as a captain last season will help him and give him a lot of confidence this time. His form in the past one and a half months for the Indian team has been incredible and that would certainly be an advantage for him.

Rishabh Pant

The kind of team that they have chosen and the options that they have given themselves are really strong. It is quite possible that it might be their name on the trophy this time,” Gavaskar said in a conversation with Sports Tak.

“I don’t see any impact players in PBKS” – Sunil Gavaskar

Gavaskar also said that the lack of impact players in the Punjab Kings (PBKS) squad could mean they have less pressure on their shoulders and can go about their business without being disturbed.

Punjab Kings have been another team who have failed to win an IPL title so far. Even this season with the kind of team that they have selected, I don’t see any impact players there.”

Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal. (Photo: Twitter)

But this could work in their favour as when there are less expectations, the pressure on the team is also less. And when that happens, the players can play freely without any pressure. Punjab Kings can definitely spring a surprise, but will they win the trophy? I am not sure,” Gavaskar added.

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