Delhi Capitals’ intelligent picks in auctions complete squad for IPL 2019

Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction 2018, we made a huge move, drafting in Shikhar Dhawan. Now, with the auctions done, we have a complete team strong by all means. We had decided to keep our potent core untouched and increase the skill quotient of the entire squad. We ticked all the boxes in the auction, bringing in 10 players and still being able to keep INR 7.7 crore in the purse.

With Shikhar, Colin Munro, Prithvi, Rishabh, Shreyas and Manjot already in our side, the top and top-middle order is one of the best among the IPL teams this season. Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Rahul Tewatia take care of the pace department while Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jayant Yadav take care of spin. We had quality all-rounders in the form of Harshal Patel and Chris Morris. Something that we needed was to strengthen our middle-order and Hanuma Vihari, Colin Ingram fit the bill.

Based on magnificent First-Class performance of late, Hanuma hopped on a plane to Australia, and scored a half-century against the Cricket Australia XI. His performance for the senior side on his debut has also impressed one and all.

While a calm Hanuma has the capability of anchoring an innings in the time of need, Colin Ingram, nicknamed Bozie, can go berserk against our opponents. His hard-hitting nature makes him a suited middle-order – exactly the kind we were looking for to match up with the pace of Pant.

To take the batting further down the order, enters Axar Patel. With consecutive successful years on IPL and domestic cricket, Axar has the required experience alongside his talent to handle pressure situations. In subcontinent conditions against overseas players, Axar’s off-spin will be an asset.

For a similar position, Jalaj Saxena can be our other option. One of the most consistent spin-bowling all-rounders in Indian domestic circuit, who averages just above 20 with the ball in T20s, Jalaj is one of our most interesting picks this auction.

One of the most important inclusions to the side is that of Ishant Sharma, who brings not only his skills but years of experience also. Along with him, Keemo Paul also joins the pace-attack to make it one of the strongest in the league. He also has the ability to hit the ball out of the park if necessary.

Talking about clearing the rope, our new recruit, Sherfane Rutherford loves to do that. The uncapped Caribbean has a strikerate over 140 in T20s and has been in talks since his performances in the T10 League.

With medium pacers Nathu Singh and Bandaru Ayyappa in the squad, the Capitals’ side looks complete and all prepared for the action as it begins in 2019.

Delhi Capitals’ intelligent picks in auctions complete squad for IPL 2019

Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction 2018, we made a huge move, drafting in Shikhar Dhawan. Now, with the auctions done, we have a complete team strong by all means. We had decided to keep our potent core untouched and increase the skill quotient of the entire squad. We ticked all the boxes in the auction, bringing in 10 players and still being able to keep INR 7.7 crore in the purse.

With Shikhar, Colin Munro, Prithvi, Rishabh, Shreyas and Manjot already in our side, the top and top-middle order is one of the best among the IPL teams this season. Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Rahul Tewatia take care of the pace department while Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jayant Yadav take care of spin. We had quality all-rounders in the form of Harshal Patel and Chris Morris. Something that we needed was to strengthen our middle-order and Hanuma Vihari, Colin Ingram fit the bill.

Based on magnificent First-Class performance of late, Hanuma hopped on a plane to Australia, and scored a half-century against the Cricket Australia XI. His performance for the senior side on his debut has also impressed one and all.

While a calm Hanuma has the capability of anchoring an innings in the time of need, Colin Ingram, nicknamed Bozie, can go berserk against our opponents. His hard-hitting nature makes him a suited middle-order – exactly the kind we were looking for to match up with the pace of Pant.

To take the batting further down the order, enters Axar Patel. With consecutive successful years on IPL and domestic cricket, Axar has the required experience alongside his talent to handle pressure situations. In subcontinent conditions against overseas players, Axar’s off-spin will be an asset.

For a similar position, Jalaj Saxena can be our other option. One of the most consistent spin-bowling all-rounders in Indian domestic circuit, who averages just above 20 with the ball in T20s, Jalaj is one of our most interesting picks this auction.

One of the most important inclusions to the side is that of Ishant Sharma, who brings not only his skills but years of experience also. Along with him, Keemo Paul also joins the pace-attack to make it one of the strongest in the league. He also has the ability to hit the ball out of the park if necessary.

Talking about clearing the rope, our new recruit, Sherfane Rutherford loves to do that. The uncapped Caribbean has a strikerate over 140 in T20s and has been in talks since his performances in the T10 League.

With medium pacers Nathu Singh and Bandaru Ayyappa in the squad, the Capitals’ side looks complete and all prepared for the action as it begins in 2019.

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