Prithvi Shaw hammered a brilliant 72 off just 38 deliveries against CSK and continued from where he left in the 2021 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Shikhar Dhawan gave a Player of the Match performance against CSK showcasing his aggressive best.
Ajinkya Rahane will provide stability to the DC middle order. He brings with him years of experience batting at different positions during the course of his career.
Rishabh Pant was not at his destructive best last season and captaincy might well inspire him to unleash his best this year.
Marcus Stoinis can play the double role of a lower-order hitter while also chipping in with some useful overs for DC.
R Ashwin was expensive in the first match for DC and needs to bring in control in the middle overs.
Amit Mishra is one of the most successful spinners in IPL history and should provide DC with a wicket-taking option in the middle overs.
Chris Woakes was economical with the new ball against CSK and also provides DC a good batting option in the lower-order.
Kagiso Rabada is the most sought after fast bowler in IPL history with the best bowling average and bowling strike rate in the tournament.
Avesh Khan was very restrictive with the new ball against CSK conceding just 23 runs in his 4 overs while also bagging a couple of wickets.