IPL 2019: Reasons why Delhi Capitals can win the trophy
Delhi Capitals produced a scintillating display in their opening game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 season. The Shreyas Iyer-led side beat Mumbai Indians pretty convincingly to clinch two points. As the season progresses, Delhi will hope to do well to lay hands on the trophy. The team looks powerful and balanced. Here we list the reasons why they might win IPL 2019.
Top-order is their biggest strength
DC will look to defy opposition teams with the help of Indian batsmen in their ranks. Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer can display the much-needed aggressive game atop. In Shikhar Dhawan, they have a veteran who can anchor the innings. His role is crucial and will involve guiding the youngsters. Rishabh Pant showed his skills as a finisher and can win more such games.
Experienced Colin Ingram will tie the middle order
DC were smart with the acquisition of veteran star Colin Ingram. The southpaw is a notable T20 stalwart who has played across the globe. Against MI, he provided the much needed impetus in the middle and kept the scorecard ticking with a sublime 47-run knock. His attributes in forging partnerships will help DC get to respectable totals even if the top order collapses.
Delhi's pace attack can light up their campaign
Kagiso Rabada will play a massive role this term. His pace makes him a game-changer, which bodes well for DC. Also, the presence of Kiwi superstar Trent Boult will add substance. He can get the wickets at crucial moments to change the game. Ishant Sharma had a superb return to the IPL and if he maintains the consistency, then DC can easily overcome oppositions.
Lamichhane and Mishra can spin a web
Once Sandeep Lamichhane comes in and gets regular games, it will pump up the side. Lamichhane has created waves around the world due to his excellent skills. He is being touted as the next big thing in T20. Amit Mishra is there as well and he knows how to extract spin. These two can spin a web at Kotla to win games for DC.