Delhi Capitals announced a name change before IPL 2019 and that brought some luck for them as they qualified for the play-offs first time after seven seasons. After trading in Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin, they now boast of a great line-up including Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, and Kagiso Rabada. However, they will try to fill in some more gaps and keep backups for some key positions.
Delhi Capitals have released their key all-rounder from the previous season, Chris Morris and will look for a replacement during the auction. Jason Holder can fit their requirement as he will be a like-to-like replacement for Morris. Holder, is one of the top all-rounders in the world and has performed consistently for the last 12 to 18 months. He just recently led Barbados Trident to their second Caribbean Premier League triumph. His big-hitting and tight bowling capability can become an asset for Capitals.
The New Zealand wicketkeeper Tim Seifert can be a key pick for Delhi Capitals. Rishabh Pant is under lots of pressure recently and that will continue in IPL. In case, Capitals team management wants him to concentrate on his batting and to be free of keeping responsibility, they can opt for getting a backup keeper in Seifert. Seifert has played 19 T20 Internationals for the Kiwis and also has an overall experience of playing 69 matches with a strike rate above 135. He will also provide an opening option and with Shikhar Dhawan currently injured, that is another aspect of him which should look attractive for the Capitals.
Sam Curran had a good season for Kings XI Punjab where he recorded a hattrick against Delhi Capitals. However, despite a good first season the Kings have decided to release Curran and it gives many teams a very good option to pick during the auction on 19th December. Delhi will also be looking for the left-arm pace bowling option for Curran who can be a good replacement for Trent Boult who has moved to Mumbai Indians. Curran also has experience of playing 69 T20 matches and can be a vital member for Delhi Capitals with his bowling and aggressive hitting at the death.
With a solid Indian contingent, the focus for Delhi Capitals management will be to bag some impressive overseas players to strengthen the squad further.
Delhi Capitals will enter in the IPL 2020 Auction with the purse of Rs. 27.85 Crores.