IPL 2021: SWOT Analysis of Delhi Capitals (DC)

IPL 2021: SWOT Analysis of Delhi Capitals (DC)

Factors affecting Delhi's performance in IPL 2021.

 

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Delhi Capitals have been one of the most improved teams in IPL of late. The Delhi-based franchise rebranded itself ahead of the 2019 season. That decision worked wonders for them as they finished third in IPL 2019 and then made it to their first final last year. Unfortunately, DC could not end their title drought.

IPL 2021 could be the Delhi Capitals’ year. They have assembled a fantastic squad with proper back-up options available in each department. They have a solid Indian top-order backed by Steve Smith, Shimron Hetmyer, Sam Billings, and Marcus Stoinis. The Delhi-based franchise also have IPL 2020 Purple Cap winner Kagiso Rabada. The Capitals invested their funds wisely at IPL Auction 2021. They are among the favorites to win the title this year.

Delhi Capitals full squad for IPL 2021:

Shreyas Iyer (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddarth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings

Purse Remaining- 2.15 Crore

IPL 2021: SWOT Analysis of Delhi Capitals (DC)

Strengths – Fast bowling department

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Very few IPL franchises can brag of an extremely talented fast bowling attack like the Delhi Capitals. As mentioned ahead, Kagiso Rabada will spearhead the Delhi Capitals fast bowling department in IPL 2021. Rabada and his compatriot Anrich Nortje wreaked havoc in the United Arab Emirates last year.

Besides, the Delhi Capitals also retained 2019 Cricket World Cup-winning player Chris Woakes. Veteran Indian pacer Ishant Sharma will support the overseas pacers. The overseas contingent of the Capitals includes fast-bowling all-rounder Tom Curran who played for the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020. Curran has much T20 experience under his belt.

The Delhi-based franchise signed Umesh Yadav for just 1 crore at IPL Auction 2021. Lukman Meriwala was one of the top performers in domestic circuit this year, whereas Marcus Stoinis and Avesh Khan can also trouble the opposition batsmen with their pace. Thus, it goes without saying that the Delhi Capitals have the most fiery pace attack among all teams competing in the 2021 edition of the IPL.