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IPL 2020: Five DC Players to Watch Out For This Season

The Delhi Capitals played with a new-found aggression in the IPL 2019 and making it to the playoffs of the tournament for the first time since 2012. A young group of players led by a young captain in Shreyas Iyer played with a head-on approach which took other teams by surprise. Sourav Ganguly joined the franchise as an advisor and along with Ricky Ponting the coach turned the fortunes of the team around. With another new season approaching the management are now busy identifying five DC players to watch out for this season who can materialize their dream of winning an IPL title. In the recently-concluded IPL 2020 auctions, they bought as many as eight players and traded Ravichandran Ashwin from Kings XI Punjab and Ajinkya Rahane from Rajasthan Royals.

In our final players to watch out for coverage, we take a look at the five DC Players who can make an impact in the upcoming IPL season.

Shreyas Iyer

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It was under Shreyas Iyer that Delhi Capitals reached the knockouts of season 12 for the first time since 2012. He scored 463 runs from16 games in the season for Delhi. Iyer was retained as the captain of the side after the IPL 2020 auctions. A year matured, Iyer also broke into the Indian limited-overs squad after his IPL 2019 exploits. This year he has a handful of senior cricketers around him to guide him better. As the skipper of the side, he becomes the first DC player to watch out for this season. He becomes a crucial player for Delhi in the middle-order as well.

Also Read: Complete List of All 8 Teams After IPL 2020 Auctions

Ajinkya Rahane

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Rahane was traded by Delhi Capitals ahead of the IPL 2020 auctions from Rajasthan Royals. Rahane’s addition strengthens the batting line-up and how he will be expected to open the batting along with Shikhar Dhawan for the Delhi side. A consistent performer for the Royals over the years, it will be interesting to see how does he contribute to Delhi and how he fits in the scheme of things for the Ponting coached side. Rahane also brings in the necessary experience in an otherwise young Delhi batting line-up. He along with Shikhar Dhawan now becomes key openers for Delhi and should take the responsibility of scoring the majority of runs at the top of the order knowing the inexperienced middle-order with names like Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer. Rahane, thus becomes the second DC player to watch out for in IPL 2020.

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Ravichandran Ashwin

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The highest Indian wicket-taker in the past decade (2010-2019) gets a new team in IPL 2020 after he was traded from Kings XI Punjab to Delhi Capitals ahead of the auctions. Ashwin’s addition strengthens the spin core of Delhi with names like Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane and Axar Patel. There is a possibility that all three might play together for the franchise and if this happens, it will be a good impetus for the Capitals. Ashwin, who led KXIP in 28 games with 12 wins and 16 losses, is one of the most experienced players in the tournament having made his debut way back in 2009. Ashwin has 125 IPL wickets from 139 games at an economy rate of 6.79 and is another DC player to watch out for in IPL 23.

Kagiso Rabada

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The South African pacer ended with 25 wickets from 12 games for the Capitals which included a win in the Super Over against Kolkata Knight Riders. Rabada has been a sensation in the IPL since he has joined the franchise. He had a season to remember in IPL 2019 and would look to carry on the form for his side. He is one of the most feared fast bowlers in world cricket at the moment with his accurate bouncers and toe crushing yorkers. He has also taken over the mantle of the Protean bowling attack with Shaun Pollock retired and Dale Steyn in the wane of his career. He finished with 11 wickets in the ICC World Cup 2019.

Also Read: IPL 2020: 5 Players to Watch Out For KXIP This Season

Marcus Stoinis 

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The Australian all-rounder recently became the highest individual scorer in the BBL as he smashed 147 off 79 balls against Sydney Sixers. Stoinis has found form at the knick of time for Delhi Capitals as he becomes yet another DC player to watch out for in IPL 2020. Stoinis started his career with Kings XI Punjab in 2016 and then was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore who did not use his potential to their advantage. Now with Delhi Capitals, the franchise would like to use Stoinis’ power to their advantage. He becomes the final DC player to watch out for in IPL 2020. 

This also completes our ‘Player to Watch Out For’ coverage ahead of the IPL 2020 season which starts from March 29.

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