The Delhi Capitals team could not show a good game in IPL-2023. (IPL photo)
New Delhi: The team of Delhi Capitals could not make it to the playoffs of IPL-2023. From 2019 till last season, this team had reached the playoffs but this year Delhi’s game was very bad. Delhi ended IPL-2023 by staying at the ninth position. This situation happened when Delhi has a person counted among the two most successful captains of world cricket. Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly are in the coaching staff of this team but still it could not impress much. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar believes that the team did not make good progress during the presence of these two.
This season Delhi landed without its regular captain. Rishabh Pant was injured in a car accident last year. For this reason he could not play this season. David Warner captained the team in his place. Warner’s bat worked but his captaincy failed.
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There was no improvement during Ponting’s tenure.
Former India captain and one of the great batsmen, Gavaskar believes that the Delhi team has not improved under Ponting. He believes that Delhi did not give much opportunities to young players. Gavaskar wrote in his column in Sportstar that the problems which should have been solved easily did not happen. He described language as a problem and wrote that the rising stars of India do not understand English so well and that is why Yash Dhul, Priyam Garg, Sarfaraz Khan could not progress much further.
He wrote that the problem of Prithvi Shaw also did not improve. He said that Shaw used to have trouble playing the balls coming on the ribs, but no solution could be found to this problem. He said that the result was that the runs were less.
To the bowling unit who delivered when it mattered #IPL2023
Have a great year and see you soon next season 🙌#YehHaiNayiDilli pic.twitter.com/VKPzbOMpqi
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 23, 2023
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Akshar Patel is not used properly
At the same time, Gavaskar also believes that the Delhi team has not used all-rounder Akshar Patel properly. Gavaskar believes that Delhi should have promoted Akshar in batting. Talking about the performance of the Delhi team in this IPL, this team played 14 matches, out of which they won only five and lost in nine. Had to do