11. Avesh Khan

Avesh Khan has had a couple of rough outings, but he remains the leading wicket-taker for DC with 23 scalps.

10. Anrich Nortje

Anrich Nortje has been excellent as he bowled at under a run-a-ball and has picked up 10 wickets from seven games.

9. Kagiso Rabada

The South African pacer Kagiso Rabada has been the team’s, go-to man. Kagiso Rabada has picked up 13 wickets from 14 games.

8. Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravi Ashwin’s form with the ball is a bit of a concern. The off-spinner has picked up only five wickets from 12 games. But with an economy rate of 7.44, he hasn’t let batters rip him into shreds.

7. Tom Curran

Tom Curran, the other all-rounder, has played only three games and has had his moments. In the game against CSK, he picked up three wickets, but couldn’t finish off well.

6. Axar Patel

Left-armer Axar Patel has arguably been the standout spinner for the Capitals in the 2021 IPL. In 11 games, he has picked up 15 wickets at an excellent economy rate of 6.52.

5. Shimron Hetmyer

Shimron Hetmyer is in excellent touch, having gotten useful scores in the 20s and 30s over the last three games or so. 

4. Rishabh Pant

Pant, on the contrary, will be going into the game after an unbeaten 51-run knock against CSK. All three batters- Iyer, Pant and Hetmyer- need to contribute in the must-win game.

3. Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer’s addition has proven to be useful for the Delhi side in the UAE leg, and the right-hander has been in decent form in IPL Phase 2, scoring 144 runs in 6 innings at an average of 36.00.

2. Prithvi Shaw

Shaw must be high on confidence after scoring 60 against the Super Kings last time around. Prior to that, he also got 48 versus the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The fact that he has scored 461 runs at a strike rate of 159.51 shows that he has been able to take the Capitals off to fliers in the powerplay.

1. Shikhar Dhawan

Dhawan has been their standout batter in the IPL thus far, having scored 551 runs with three half-centuries and a decent strike rate of 127.54. His partner, Shaw, is also in excellent form.