IPL 2022 will see the inclusion of two more teams, bringing the total number of teams to ten. Due to the addition of two more clubs, a mega auction will be held prior to the IPL 2022 season. According to rumors, each team would be permitted to keep four players from their roster during the mega auctions next season. It can be made up of two local players and two international players, or three domestic players and one international player.
For the past two seasons, the Delhi Capitals have been one of the most outstanding teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Delhi franchise has flourished and made significant gains under Ricky Ponting‘s guidance. DC is now at the top of the standings after finishing second in the previous season.
Let’s jump to the 4 players who Delhi Capitals team management should retain for IPL 2022.
1. Rishabh Pant
Without a doubt, the DC captain for IPL 2021 will be the franchise’s first choice. Since joining Delhi in 2016, the southpaw has dominated the tournament, scoring 2431 runs at an incredible strike rate of 147.78 in 82 matches. He has also developed as a formidable batsman in the national squad with several huge scores since the start of this year, making him the Indian side’s first choice as a wicketkeeper. Pant, who surprised everyone this season with his leadership qualities and game-changing tactics, will almost definitely be retained by the Capitals.
2. Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer has been a driving force behind the rise of the Delhi Capitals in recent years. The right-handed batsman took over as Delhi’s captain in the IPL in 2018 and has since guided his team with distinction. Iyer is one of the tournament’s youngest captains, and he has instilled in the franchise a new aggressive form of cricket that has been praised by everybody. Due to a shoulder injury, the 26-year-old had to miss the first part of IPL 2021. Iyer’s batting skill alone is enough to ensure his retention for next season, with 2326 runs at an average of 31.86 in 85 IPL outings.
3. Prithvi Shaw
The 21-year-old is one of the country’s most explosive openers, with a unique ability to go at bowlers from the first ball. While he has been criticized for his inconsistency, there is no denying that he has grown as a cricketer in recent years. Shaw has had a decent IPL 2021 season, scoring 385 runs with a strike rate of 155.24 in 13 matches. Delhi would surely not want to lose the services of such a talented player who is still in the prime of his career.
4. Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada is the Delhi Capitals’ fourth possible retainer in the IPL 2022 mega auction. The South African pacer is now one of the most dangerous pace bowlers in international cricket. In IPL 2020, the right-arm bowler took 30 wickets in 17 games for Delhi Capitals, finishing as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker. He took 13 wickets in 13 games this year, averaging 28.69. Rabada is the most notable pacer in the Delhi Capitals team, as well as an international asset. As a result, he’s another player Dehli Capitals may keep in the lineup for the 2022 season.