With 6 wins in 8 matches, the Delhi Capitals (DC) were at the top of the points table before the IPL 2021 has been suspended. Under the guidance of replacement skipper Rishabh Pant, the team performed brilliantly and remained a dominant force.
Now, with the second phase of the season set to be played in September in the United Arab Emirates, where the Delhi Capitals finished second last year, the squad will be strengthened by the return of Shreyas Iyer. However, they will miss a few players, and that will undermine their ambition to do better than last season.
Here we take a look at 5 Delhi Capitals (DC) players who could miss the UAE stage of IPL 2021:
The ECB will not allow its players to play in the remainder of the 2021 IPL, due to the tight international schedule and the rest players need to face the life of the bubble. The IPL in September-October is sandwiched between the long series of 5 tests between India and England, which runs from August to mid-September, and the T20 World Cup, which kicks off mid-October, followed by the Ashes away.
Therefore, ECB officials have said that its players are unlikely to get clearance for the second phase of the IPL.
The Delhi Capitals will be little affected by the loss of its English players. All-round bowling player Chris Woakes, who picked 5 wickets in 3 games with a savings of 7.45 this season, will be missed. However, Delhi’s capitals have plenty of bowling options, both Indian and foreign.