In the last few years, Delhi Capitals (formerly Delhi Daredevils) have invested a lot in young players. Last year, when investment in young players started to benefit and the team reached the third position last year, the team management decided to bring two senior players – Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane).
With the arrival of Ashwin, the team’s spin bowling attack will get an edge. He, along with Amit Mishra and Axar Patel, will bolster the Delhi Capitals’ bowling attack on UAE’s slow and helpful pitches for spinners. After the arrival of Ajinkya Rahane, there may be some uncomfortable situations in the team meeting. Australian coach Ricky Ponting is very serious about the results and he likes players who can make an impact. In the IPL, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw have performed brilliantly and promoting them will top Ponting’s agenda.
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This time the situation is a little tricky. Rahane is trying to find a place for Team India once again in limited overs and Pant has been the most effective batsman for the Delhi Capitals in the last two seasons, although his international career has not gone at that pace. In such a situation, Pant knows that a strong season in the IPL 2020 can once again strengthen his claim in the Indian team.
If Rahane gets a place in the top order of Delhi Capitals, it will mean that Pant will get fewer overs to make his impact.
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At the same time, it will not be easy for Rahane to make a place in the top order, which is his favorite spot. Shikhar Dhawan is almost certain to start the innings with Prithvi Shaw. Iyer will bat at number three. At number four, Pant has done well for the Delhi Capitals in the last season. Shimron Hetmayer can play big shots against spinners. Ponting relied heavily on Glenn Maxwell in the previous season, this time Hetmyer may play that role.
Full schedule of delhi capitals
|1||20 September 2020||Kings xi punjab||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|2||25 September 2020||Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|3||29 September 2020||Sunrisers Hyderabad||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|4||3 October 2020||Kolkata Knight Riders||7:30 PM||Sharjah|
|5||5 October 2020||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|6||9 October 2020||Rajasthan Royals||7:30 PM||Sharjah|
|7||11 October 2020||Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|8||14 October 2020||Rajasthan Royals||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|9||17 October 2020||Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||Sharjah|
|10||20 October 2020||Kings xi punjab||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|11||24 October 2020||Kolkata Knight Riders||3:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|12||27 October 2020||Sunrisers Hyderabad||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|13||31 October 2020||Mumbai Indians||3:30 PM||Dubai|
|14||2 November 2020||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|