Delhi Capitals(DC) along with Mumbai Indians are set to sacrifice their star-studded lineups ahead of IPL-2022 Mega Auctions. The 15th edition of the IPL will feature two new teams. The 15th edition of the IPL will be the 10 team tournament. The mega auction is set to take place before the the 2022 edition of the IPL due to the addition of 2 new teams. Before the Mega auction each team can retain maximum 4 players. It can a combination of 2 domestic players and 2 overseas players or 3 domestic and 1 overseas player.

In the absence of Skipper, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant led Delhi Capitals and helped them to claim top spot in the first half of 2021 IPL season. Delhi capitals were the runner up for the 2020 season of the IPL. In this article, we are going look about the 4 players who might get retained by Delhi Capitals.

Here’s are list of 4 Probable Retentions For Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL-2022 Mega Auctions

Shreyas Iyer 

Delhi capitals might retain , Shreyas Iyer who has been leading the side since 2018 after Gautam Gambhir step down from the captaincy. In the 2019 season of the IPL Delhi capitals reached the playoffs the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer. Shreyas had a successful stint with DC last year where he saw them reaching to finals of the IPL-2020.

Delhi Capitals Probable Retentions
Shreyas Iyer will be looking to make a strong comeback in the 2nd phase of IPL-2021 in order to be sure shot retention for Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL-2022 Auctions

The 26 year old batsman has been phenomenal for the Delhi Capitals franchise.  Shreyas Iyer has been consistent for the Delhi Capitals scoring more than 400 runs in in three consecutive seasons. Shreyas Iyer was unable to attend the first half of the the IPL in 2021 because of the elbow injury but will be taking part in the second half of the IPL this year.

Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant has been the Trump card for the Delhi Capitals side. Rishabh Pant could possibly the the second player whom DC might retain. In 2018 Rishabh Pant was awarded with the emerging player award. Rishabh Pant has proved his worth for the Delhi capitals franchise since he joined them.

Delhi Capitals Probable Retentions
The brand value of Rishabh Pant makes him first choice retention for Delhi Capitals

Due to the power pack performances, Rishabh Pant has become an integral part of the Indian team. Rishabh Pant will be the first voice wicketkeeper for DC and they will surely retain him for the 2022 edition of the IPL.

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Shikhar Dhawan 

Dhawan will be the third player whom Delhi Capitals might retain. Shikhar Dhawan was the leading run getter of the IPL in the first half of the 2021 IPL. Shikhar Dhawan has been consistent in all the IPL seasons. Shikhar Dhawan is also the second highest run getter of the tournament.

Delhi Capitals Probable Retentions
With some good runs in last few seasons, Delhi Capitals would be prefer Dhawan over Shaw in their retention chart

Shikhar Dhawan scored 380 runs at an average of 54 in 8 matches in 2021 edition. Shikhar Dhawan carries lots of international experience and can handy in upcoming seasons for DC.

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Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Ragada is one of the most dangerous bowler in current era. He could possibly be retained by Delhi Capitals.  In the 13th edition of the IPL, Rabada took 30 wickets in 17 matches. He was the highest Wicket taker of the tournament.

Delhi Capitals Probable Retentions
Consistency in performances may help Kagiso Rabada to stay with Delhi Capitals ahead of Anrich Nortje

In the first half of the 2021 edition of the IPL, Rabada took 8 wickets in 7 matches at a decent average of 28. Rabada is the most prominent pacer for DC in the squad and also an overseas asset. Although he is facing stiff competition from his country-mate Anrich Nortje who also has been splendid with his sheer pace and bounce. But keeping experience in mind, DC will most probably be going with Rabada ahead of Nortje keeping experience in mind that Rabada has over his country counterpart.

Also Read : Which 4 Players will Mumbai Indians retain for IPL-2022?

By Shivanshu Chauhan

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