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IPL Auction 2021: Delhi Capitals Look to Bolster Their Bench Strength - Assistant Coach Mohammed Kaif

Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammed Kaif said the IPL franchise will look to fill the gaps left behind by the released players in the auction.

  • PTI
  • Updated: February 18, 2021, 9:10 AM IST
IPL Auction 2021: Delhi Capitals Look to Bolster Their Bench Strength - Assistant Coach Mohammed Kaif

Delhi Capitals will look to find back-up players during Thursday's mini-auction in order to build a suitable bench-strength going into the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League, said assistant coach Mohammed Kaif.

DC finished runners-up in the last edition and would like to do one better with a good bench strength this year, which became a problem last season during the business end of the tournament.

"We have released a few players, so we will be looking to fill those gaps. I think flexibility is the key in the auction. One can have all the plans for the auction, but things can change on the auction table," Kaif said.

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"We have to take spontaneous decisions. Our main players have been playing continuously and there are no fitness issues as well. So, we'll be looking to acquire some back-up players in tomorrow's auction," he added.

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Commenting on the current squad, another assistant coach Pravin Amre said, "To be honest, if we are asked to play tomorrow also, we have a playing XI ready with us, so I think that's the successful planning, and that's what we learned from other teams also, who back their core for a long time."