Delhi Capitals, IPL 2023: Delhi Capitals are facing a captaincy issue ahead of IPL 2023. In the absence of Rishabh Pant for the tournament starting on March 31, the franchise had to hand over the captaincy to a player. It has been decided to hand over the command of the team to Australian batsman David Warner on behalf of Delhi. At the same time, India’s star all-rounder Akshar Patel was named the team’s vice-captain. This decision was taken in Pant’s place.
This was confirmed by the Delhi franchise management. Speaking to Cricbuzz, a member of Delhi Capitals’ ownership group said, “David Warner will be our captain and Akshar Patel will be his deputy (vice captain).” Earlier the command of the team was in the hands of Rishabh Pant. Pant was ruled out of the 16th season of IPL due to the accident. With this, the franchise announced a new captaincy.
How was the situation in Delhi last year?
In IPL 2022, under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals finished the tournament in fifth place. The team won 7 and lost 7 out of 14 matches. In such circumstances, it is up to everyone to see how Delhi’s performance will be this time. Warner has been playing in IPL for a long time. Under such conditions, the team is expected to perform well under his captaincy. Warner is an experienced player.
Warner’s IPL career so far
David Warner made his IPL debut in May 2009, since then he has played a total of 162 IPL matches in which he has scored 5881 runs at an average of 42.01 while batting. In this he scored a total of 4 centuries and 55 half-centuries. Meanwhile, his highest score was 126 runs.