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Cricket News: A look at the possible playing 11 for Delhi Capitals (DC) for the IPL 2024 season where they are aiming to have a better year

Eyes will be on the Delhi Capitals (DC) in IPL 2024 with the long-awaited return of Rishabh Pant. Pant, who will captain the franchise, will be looking to find his best form after missing the past year or so due to a serious car accident.

In terms of DC as a whole, this needs to be a season of redemption. After being involved in the business end of the tournament in recent years, 2023 was a disaster as they finished second-last in the table.

Along with Pant’s return, DC have made some key picks in the IPL Auction. Here is a look at their possible playing 11 for their showdown against Punjab Kings.

DC possible playing 11 for their first game of IPL 2024 against Punjab Kings

1. David Warner (OS), 2. Prithvi Shaw, 3. Mitch Marsh (OS), 4. Rishabh Pant (c & wk), 5. Tristan Stubbs (OS), 6. Axar Patel, 7. Lalit Yadav, 8. Kuldeep Yadav, 9. Mukesh Kumar, 10. Anrich Nortje (OS), 11. Khaleel Ahmed

David Warner, Mitch Marsh, Tristan Stubbs, and Anrich Nortje could be DC’s four overseas players to start with. The franchise does have the option of the dynamic Jake Fraser-McGurk as well as pacer Jhye Richardson. However, the latter missed the late part of the Big Bash League as well as Australia’s tour of New Zealand due to a side injury.

Rishabh Pant should slot into his usual number four spot. A lot of the finishing and power-hitting will rest on his shoulders as well as whoever the franchise selects at number five. However, don’t sleep on Axar Patel, who was a shining light with the bat for DC in IPL 2023.

In terms of the seam attack, Mukesh Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed are likeliest to join Anrich Nortje, with the in-form Kuldeep Yadav to head up the spin attack.

DC’s opening match against Punjab Kings will be an afternoon match on Saturday March 23 at Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur.

Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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