Delhi Capitals look to bolster their bench strength in IPL 2021 Auction – The Sports Mirror – Sports News, Transfers, Scores
New Delhi: After playing their first Indian Premier League final in 2020, joint JSW and GMR franchise Delhi Capitals will look to further strengthen their squad as they prepare for the 2021 IPL auction scheduled for Thursday in Chennai.
Delhi Capitals retained their base squad in January 2021, while releasing up to six players for the coming season. Entering the auction, with a total of eight vacancies, including three overseas, Delhi capitals assistant coaches Mohammad Kaif and Pravin Amre said the finalist from the previous edition would seek to bid. for the possible replacements of their curators. central unit.
“We already have our main head unit that played last season. We have released a few players, so we will be looking to fill those gaps. I think flexibility is the key to the auction. We can have all the plans for the auction, but things can change on the auction table. We have to make spontaneous decisions. Our main players are constantly playing and there are no fitness issues either. We will therefore be looking to acquire replacement players at the auction tomorrow, ”Kaif said.
Commenting on the current squad, Delhi Capitals assistant coach Pravin Amre said: “I have to say that the owners and the head coach have done a great job in keeping the central unit of this team which has played the final in 2020. To be honest, if we’re asked to play tomorrow too, we have a game XI ready with us, so I think that’s successful planning, and that’s what we’ve learned as well. other teams, which have supported their core for a long time. This team actually played great cricket last year, and everyone not only the management but they also captured the hearts of DC fans. I think that’s why they deserve to be here as a unit.
Amre added that the leadership of the Delhi Capitals team has a clear plan ahead of the 2021 IPL auction.
“We’re in a clear frame of mind about what we’re going to do on the auction table. We don’t desperately want to go behind just one player, who can enter the game XI, that is not the case for us. IPL is a tough tournament, anything can happen with key players like injury or other reasons that’s why we should have this save for everyone. So that’s the area we’re looking to target in the auction, ”Amre said.
Delhi Capitals Selected players: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Pantalon Rishabh, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hakesetmyer, Chris .