Delhi Capitals looked in fine form in the IPL this year. In 8 matches in IPL 2021, DC managed to win 6 and lose only 2 matches. In the upcoming IPL mega auction, DC will be able to retain 2 Indian players and only 1 overseas player. It will be quite difficult for the DC management to select which players to retain in the mega auction. That said, here are 3 players that DC might retain in the IPL next season:
3. Shreyas Iyer
There is a high chance that DC might retain former skipper Shreyas Iyer in the IPL next season. Under Iyer’s captaincy in IPL 2020, DC managed to make it to the finals for the 1st time in IPL history. The former DC skipper is also a world-class batsman. In his IPL career, Shreyas Iyer has played 79 matches in total. In 79 matches, Iyer has amassed an impressive 2200 runs in total. Iyer also boasts a terrific batting average of 31.42 in his IPL career. DC fans will expect Shreyas Iyer to captain the side in the IPL next season.
2. Rishabh Pant
DC assigned Rishabh Pant as the new DC captain for the IPL 2021 season. This was Pant’s first season as a captain in his IPL career. The Delhi southpaw displayed great leadership skills, guiding DC from the front. Under Pant’s captaincy, DC finished at the top of the table in the IPL this year. The 23-year-old has also worked on his fitness and wicket-keeping skills. Clearly, the DC management will want to ensure that Pant is a part of the DC squad in the IPL next season.
1. Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada is the most likely overseas player to be retained by DC in the IPL next year. Rabada was fantastic in the IPL last year. In IPL 2020, Rabada won the Purple cap, scalping 29 wickets in total. Rabada also bowled well for DC in the IPL this year. In 7 matches, Rabada scalped a total of 8 wickets for DC. The South African is renowned for bowling inch-perfect yorkers. Clearly, Rabada will be an invaluable asset for the DC side in the IPL next season.