IPL 2022: Strongest Delhi Capitals (DC) Playing XI – Full Squad, Player List And Captain After Mega Auction
Delhi Capitals (DC) have undoubtedly been the perennial underachievers in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team is yet to win the title, having plied their trade since the inaugural edition way back in 2008.
There was a phase when they strained to qualify for the playoffs. But their fortunes turned around a wee bit after Shreyas Iyer took over from Gautam Gambhir, who retired in December, as the skipper midway through the 2018 edition.
Under Iyer, the Capitals played their maiden IPL final in 2020 where they lost to the Mumbai Indians (MI), led by Rohit Sharma. Rishabh Pant is their new skipper and whether or not he can scale heights for the Capitals remains to be seen.
Full Delhi Capitals (DC) Squad for IPL 2022:
Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Ashwin Hebbar, Abhishek Sharma, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, KS Bharat, Mandeep Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Rovman Powell, Pravin Dubey, Lungi Ngidi, Vicky Ostwal.
Strongest Delhi Capitals (DC) Playing XI for IPL 2022:
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, KS Bharat, Rishabh Pant (C and WK), Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman/Rovman Powell, Chetan Sakariya
Prithvi Shaw and David Warner is a deadly opening duo and can take the best of bowling attacks to the cleaners. Mitchell Marsh has evolved as a No.3 for Australia and it won’t be a surprise if he bats there even for the Capitals in the IPL.
KS Bharat impressed for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) last season and he’d be looking to carry his form for the Capitals. Rishabh Pant stays the fulcrum of their middle order as he has developed his game and is now a reliable force.
Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel should be shouldering the spin-department for DC. The Capitals have one of the fastest bowlers, Anrich Nortje, in their ranks along with the wily Mustafizur Rahman. Axar Patel’s role shouldn’t be undermined as well.
Delhi Capitals (DC) Captain for IPL 2022
Now that Shreyas Iyer is set to play for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Rishabh Pant is set to lead the Capitals in the upcoming edition of the IPL. Pant led DC after Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the India leg of IPL 2021 due to a dislocated shoulder. Even after Iyer returned, Pant stayed as their skipper. Pant captained the Capitals to the Qualifier 2 where his team lost to the Knight Riders.
Delhi Capitals (DC) Coaching and Support Staff for IPL 2022
Assistant Coach- Mohammad Kaif
Assistant Coach- Pravin Amre
Assistant Coach- Ajay Ratra
Assistant Physio – Dhananjaya Kaushik
Coach- Ricky Ponting
Fast bowling coach – James Hopes
Physio – Patrick Farhart
Strength and Conditioning Coach- Rajinikanth Sivagnanam
Team Analyst – Sriram Somayajula
Team Doctor- Dr. Rizwan Khan