With 6 wins in 8 matches, the Delhi Capitals (DC) were on the top of the points table before the IPL 2021 was suspended. Under stand-in skipper Rishabh Pant the team performed brilliantly and remained a dominant force.
Now, with the second phase of the season to be played in September, in the UAE, where the Delhi Capitals finished as the runner-ups last year, the side will be bolstered by the return of Shreyas Iyer. However, they will miss out on a few players, and it will dent their ambition to do one better than last season.
Here we look at 5 Delhi Capitals (DC) Players Who Might Miss The UAE Leg Of The IPL 2021:
The ECB will not be allowing its players to play in the remainder of the IPL 2021, due to the tight international schedule and the rest needed by the players to cope with the bubble life. The IPL in September-October is sandwiched between the long 5-Test series between India and England, which will run from August to mid-September, and the T20 World Cup, starting mid-October, followed by the away Ashes.
Hence, ECB officials have stated that its players are unlikely to be granted permission for the second phase of the IPL.
The Delhi Capitals will be affected little for losing its English players. Bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes, who picked 5 wickets in 3 matches at an economy of 7.45 this season, will be a miss for them. However, the Delhi Capitals have plenty of bowling options, both Indian and overseas.