Delhi Capitals will commence their IPL 2021 journey with the first match against Chennai Super Kings. After reaching the finals in the last season, Delhi Capitals will arrive with a lot of confidence in IPL 2021. The team will be affected by the absence of Shreyas Iyer in IPL 2021. Iyer suffered an injury on his shoulder during India vs England 1st ODI.
The Delhi Capitals skipper Iyer will undergo surgery due to which he will miss playing the IPL 2021. However, Delhi Capitals have other players who can efficiently perform the duties of captain.
Ahead of IPL 2021 auction, Delhi Capitals released 6 players from the squad. The team bid goodbye to Alex Carey, Keemo Paul, Tushar Deshpande, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohit Sharma, and Jason Roy.
During IPL 2021 auction, Delhi Capitals bought 3 overseas players and 5 domestic players. Delhi Capitals bought Tom Curran, Steve Smith, Sam Billings, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, and M Siddharth during the mini-auction.
With many outstanding players in the squad, Delhi Capitals in a strong team in IPL 2021. There are few reasons why Delhi Capitals can lift the title this time. Here we look at 5 reasons why Delhi Capitals are favourites to win the title in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 5 Reasons Why Delhi Capitals Are Favourites To Win The Title
Strong Pace Attack
Delhi Capitals have some great pacers who can dismantle the opposition batsmen. Kagiso Rabada and Anriche Nortje are examples of strong overseas pacers. While Kagiso Rbada was the highest wicket-taker in IPL 2020, Nortje was the 4th highest wicket-taker. Chris Woakes is another good pacer in the team.
Among Indian pacers, Delhi Capitals have Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav. Both are experienced Indian pacers who have also played for the national team. Hence, Delhi Capitals have strong pacers in the team.