IPL 2023: ‘Impact player’ rule may backfire on Delhi Capitals, know team’s weakness and strength
Delhi Capitals will start their campaign from 1 April 2023.
David Warner will take over the captaincy of Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023.
New Delhi. The absence of Rishabh Pant has dealt a blow to the prospects of Delhi Capitals in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL 2023). Along with this, the lack of firepower in the Indian fast bowlers present in his team is also a matter of concern for him. The Delhi team, coached by Ricky Ponting, will start their campaign against Lucknow Supergiants on April 1. Delhi’s morale would have been boosted by the excellent form of Mitchell Marsh and Kuldeep Yadav, but they could not choose any Indian player in place of Rishabh Pant, which is definitely a matter of concern for their team management.
For Delhi, the rule of ‘impact player’ may prove to be counterproductive, as there is no such player among its experienced players who can prove to be a trump card. The truth is that the Delhi team will depend more on its foreign players.
Delhi Capitals team analysis:
delhi capitals strong side is 3 foreign players
There are three such foreign players in the Delhi Capitals team, who can turn the tide of the match on their own. In this, Mitchell Marsh can give Delhi a great start with his aggressive batting in the power play. Even if he manages to bowl one or two overs, it will be icing on the cake for Delhi. Ever since David Warner started playing in the IPL, there has hardly been a season when his performance has not been good. Meanwhile, he failed only when he had a tussle with the Sunrisers Hyderabad management. Enrique Norkia is one of the most dangerous fast bowlers in the world. He can bowl at a speed of 150 kmph. He can prove to be dangerous on most days but batsmen can also use his pace properly on small grounds.
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The weak side of Delhi Capitals is the absence of Rishabh Pant.
Rishabh Pant cannot be compensated and head coach Ponting has already accepted this fact. In the absence of Rishabh Pant, the team does not have another Indian wicketkeeper. This was not taken into account at the time of auction. Delhi have a useful T20 cricketer in Phil Salt, who has some experience of playing in the subcontinent. But keeping a foreign wicketkeeper would mean that Delhi cannot keep a specialist bowler from abroad in its playing XI while fielding. Therefore, it is important that wicketkeepers like Barinder Vivek Singh or Lavnith Sisodia perform well in the trials, so that Delhi will get a chance to keep a foreign bowler like Mustafizur Rahman in the playing XI, who is a useful bowler in the death overs.
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This season will be a tough test for Prithvi Shaw as he will have to destroy all the negative perceptions that have remained with him since the days of the Under-19 team. His contemporary Shubman Gill has become the star player of the senior team and in such a situation, Prithvi would like to take full advantage of this opportunity. Prithvi had shown a great game in the Ranji Trophy, on the basis of which he had made a place in Team India, but could not join the playing eleven. Asia Cup and ODI World Cup are also to be played this year. In such a situation, Prithvi will have to prove himself in the IPL to return to the team.
Lack of fast bowlers is the biggest threat to Delhi Capitals
There is a dearth of good Indian players in Delhi’s fast bowling department. Avesh Khan has joined Lucknow while he has given Shardul Thakur to Kolkata Knight Riders. In such a situation, Delhi will depend on Norkia and Mustafizur in the fast bowling department. Khaleel Ahmed is making a comeback after a back operation while Ishant Sharma is no longer the sharp bowler he used to be. Apart from this, there is a rule of impact player which each team will use differently but Delhi lacks such players who can prove to be a trump card by using this rule properly. In such a situation, this rule can also have an adverse effect on Delhi.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 25, 2023, 18:19 IST