Delhi Capitals’ spin all-rounder Axar Patel has tested positive for coronavirus and is set to miss the first match against the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2021. Delhi will have to deal with the double blow as they will be missing the services of skipper Shreyas Iyer due to the shoulder injury he suffered and now Axar has been quarantined separately.
Rishabh Pant was named as the captain of the Delhi franchise for the upcoming edition and the South African quicks, Rabada, and Nortje are expected to miss the first game against CSK due to international duty. Here is Delhi Capitals’ Predicted playing XI without Axar Patel for the first match against Chennai Super Kings.
Delhi Capital’s Predicted Playing XI Without Axar Patel For The First Match:
Shikhar Dhawan was the leading run-scorer for Delhi Capitals in the previous edition and finished second in the list of most runs for the season with 618 runs in 17 games and he hit two consecutive centuries. With a lot of experience in the IPL, Dhawan will have a big role to play in the absence of Iyer and he provides the left-handed option at the top.