IPL 2022, Delhi Capitals: Squad, schedule, and stats
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season will be underway on March 26. The second match will be held between Delhi Capitals and five-time champions Mumbai Indians. It will be a rematch of the IPL 2020 final, at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. The Delhi-based franchise will aim to win their maiden IPL title, under Rishabh Pant. Here, we decode DC's squad, schedule, and stats.
Complete squad of DC (IPL 2022): Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw and Anrich Nortje, David Warner, Mitch Marsh, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Ashwin Hebbar, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, KS Bharat, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Rovman Powell, Pravin Dubey, Lungisani Ngidi, Tim Seifert, Vicky Ostwal.
Delhi's biggest buy at the IPL 2022 Auction was Shardul Thakur (Rs. 10.75 crore). DC snapped up swashbuckling Australia opener David Warner for Rs. 6.25 crore. They have found a perfect replacement for Marcus Stoinis in Mitchell Marsh. They spent Rs. 6.50 crore to acquire Marsh's services. However, both Warner and Marsh might miss the initial games due to the ongoing Pakistan tour.
Rishabh Pant led DC in the 2021 season in place of Shreyas Iyer. The latter was ruled out of the first phase of the tournament, held in March-April, due to an injury. Considering Pant's success, the DC management retained him as captain for the second phase as well (September-October). Under Pant, DC topped the points table last season (20 points).
Warner was axed as captain by Sunrisers Hyderabad midway through the 2021 season. However, he attained a significant feat in the India leg. The Australian opener became the first-ever batter to register 50 half-centuries in the IPL. Warner also completed 10,000 runs in T20 cricket. He will now ply his trade for DC, a franchise he made his IPL debut for, in 2009.
DC's Probable XI (first game): Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert, Srikar Bharat, Rishabh Pant (captain and wicket-keeper), Rovman Powell, Vicky Ostwal, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi
March 27: DC vs MI at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, 3:30 PM IST April 2: GT vs DC at MCA Stadium, Pune, 7:30 PM IST April 7: LSG vs DC at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai, 7:30 PM IST April 10: KKR vs DC at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, 3:30 PM IST April 16: DC vs RCB at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, 7:30 PM IST
April 20: DC vs PBKS at MCA Stadium, Pune, 7:30 PM IST April 22: DC vs RR at MCA Stadium, Pune, 7:30 PM IST April 28: DC vs KKR at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, 7:30 PM IST May 1: DC vs LSG at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, 7:30 PM IST May 5: DC vs SRH at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, 7:30 PM IST
May 8: CSK vs DC at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai, 7:30 PM IST May 11: RR vs DC at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai, 7:30 PM IST May 16: PBKS vs DC at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai, 7:30 PM IST May 21: MI vs DC at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, 7:30 PM IST