Delhi Capitals is one of the most successful franchises in the recent past of the IPL. The Capitals have qualified for the playoffs for the past 3 years. The team had a good mix of experience and youth that worked very well for them. Delhi Capitals had the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, and also the free spirit of Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer. To get such a combination once again is going to be a difficult task. Here is a look at the top 5 players that Delhi Capitals can go for in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction:
Delhi Capitals Will Target Jason Roy:
The Delhi Capitals have previously had Jason Roy in the team. Roy has been in the international cricket circuit since 2016 and is very experienced. He alongside Prithvi Shaw can form a lethal attacking combination for the Capitals. Roy attacks the opposition from ball 1. It will allow Prithvi to take his time and calm his nerves.
Having a local boy in the team is always a thing that works well for the team. Nitish Rana is the captain of the Delhi State team in the white ball domestic circuit. Rana has a good sense of the pitch in the Arun Jaitely Stadium. The Delhi capitals can retain him as age too is in his favor. Rana has been playing in the IPL since 2015 and can play multiple positions. He also gives a left-handed option.
Delhi Capitals Will Target Harpreet Brar:
Harpreet Brar was impressed with a great performance against RCB picking the 3 wickets of Virat Kohli, ABD, and Glenn Maxwell. Harpreet is a left-arm spinner and can provide with a few lusty blows at the end of the innings. He has the skill to ball tight lines and can be used to keep the over-rate in place. He can also be used as a floater. His combination with Axar Patel can trouble the opposition. If not, he can be used as a backup for Axar.
Ravichandran Ashwin/ Jayant Yadav:
The Delhi Capitals will be looking for an off-spinner as well. They have a left-arm spinner on the retention list and an off-spinner can be great to bowl in tandem. The Capitals have previously shown faith in Ravichandran Ashwin and can go back for the same choice. They can also invest in Jayant Yadav who is the other top spinner in the domestic circuit.
Delhi Capitals Will Target Pat Cummins/ Josh Hazlewood:
Delhi Capitals needs to replace Kagiso Rabada and needs someone to form a pair with Anrich Nortje. Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood can be good choices to do the same. Pat Cummins can be the first choice. Cummins provides good 2 overs at the beginning and is precise at the death as well. Josh Hazlewood on the other hand is a work-in-progress kind of commodity in the death overs. However, both individuals can successfully fill the void of Kagiso Rabada.