IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals Set to Field Frontline Spinners in Playing XI Against Kings XI Punjab

With pitch being on the slower side Delhi Capitals in all likelihood will field their spinners in the playing eleven.

IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals Set to Field Frontline Spinners in Playing XI Against Kings XI Punjab

After a poor run since 2013, Delhi's IPL franchise Delhi Capitals will look to repeat the performance of 2019 when they reached the last four of the Indian Premier League.

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All eyes will be on the pitch when Delhi take on Kings XI Punjab in the second match of IPL 2020. The first game in Abu Dhabi saw large boundaries, which means batsmen had to take a different route to scoring quick runs. As dew is expected to cover the ground in the second half of the game, bowlers will find it difficult to grip the ball too.

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If the pitch turns out to be slow, Delhi will have an advantage in the spin department given their experience. Among the new recruits in the team includes Ravichandran Ashwin. They also have Amit Mishra, the second highest wicket taker in the IPL. Sandeep Lamichhane too is a potent legspinner while they also have Axar Patel for a left-arm spin option.

The team will be led by young skipper Shreyas Iyer, who was the captain for the last season as well. Also, injured Jason Roy is replaced by Australian fast bowler Daniel Sams. Former Australian skipper, Ricky Pointing will remain head coach for DC this year also.

With the pitch getting slow by the hour, Delhi Capitals are expected to play three spinners. They will also have room for three pacers, with Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada expected to play.

Here is how their team looks like on paper:

Batsmen

  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Prithvi Shaw
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Shreyas Iyer (caption)

Bowlers

  • Amit Mishra
  • Avesh Khan
  • Harshal Patel
  • Mohit Sharma
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Tushar Deshpande

All Rounders

  • Axar Patel
  • Lalit Yadav

Wicket-Keeper

  • Rishabh Pant

Overseas Players

  • Shimron Hetmyer (Batsman)
  • Anrich Nortje (Bowler)
  • Kagiso Rabada (Bowler)
  • Keemo Paul (All-rounder)
  • Sandeep Lamichhane (Bowler)
  • Alex Carey (Wicketkeeper)
  • Marcus Stoinis (All-rounder)
  • Daniel Sams (All-rounder)