High point: DC started the tournament with a bang winning 7 of their first 9 matches and looked a class apart with a fine all-round unit which was ticking all the boxes. They seemed favourites to top the group-stage. Thus, their initial run in IPL 2020 coupled with the fact that they made it to their first IPL final were DC's high points of the tournament.
Low point: DC lost 4 matches in a row in the second-half of the group-stages completely derailing their campaign. The side lost momentum and confidence and did not look the same unit which had a great run in the first half of the tournament. DC also lost 4 matches to MI in the season - two in the group stages, then the Qualifier 1 and finally the final. The biggest disappointment for DC was the manner in which they succumbed to MI the entire season - they were beaten comprehensively in all the 4 matches.
Captaincy verdict: Shreyas Iyer was impressive as Captain making some innovative and intelligent fielding and bowling changes throughout the tournament. The decision to open the batting with Marcus Stoinis paid good dividends in the Qualifier 2 match against SRH in Abu Dhabi. Iyer also made good use of Axar Patel in the middle overs choking the opposition batsmen for runs.
Most valuable player: Shikhar Dhawan was DC's standout performer and biggest match-winner of IPL 2020. He was their highest run-getter and the second-highest of the tournament and recorded two hundreds and 4 fifties in the competition. He made a sluggish start but unleashed his attacking and destructive best from half-way into the tournament and never looked back!
Major disappointment: Despite his half-century in the final, Rishabh Pant was below par in the entire tournament. He got many opportunities but failed to unleash his destructive prowess and make an impact. His strike rate of 113.95 is an indicator of his struggles in the tournament.
Season Verdict: It was a tale of two halves for DC in IPL 2020 - a brilliant first 9 matches but then a disappointing and below-par last 8 when it mattered the most. Great individual performances did not add up to a match-winning all-round effort in the latter half of the tournament.