Former India opener Wasim Jaffer feels that the Delhi Capitals’ (DC) public sale technique went a bit awry, particularly with reference to their abroad picks. DC have solely picked seven abroad gamers of their squad for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season.
There are query marks concerning the provision of a few of their key international gamers. South African quick bowler Anrich Nortje is nursing a hip harm. David Warner has been rested for the white-ball sequence in Pakistan. But he and Mitchell Marsh, who’re within the ODI and T20 squad for the Pakistan sequence, will solely be out there to play within the IPL from April 6.
Analyzing DC’s abroad picks for IPL 2022, Jaffer stated throughout a dialogue on ESPN Cricinfo:
“Delhi Capitals got it wrong with their strategy at the auction. They should have kept the international series’ in mind while picking players. They chose only seven overseas cricketers when the maximum limit is 8. This is not the same DC side as the last two years. Probably Mandeep Singh or Yash Dhull could open. Sarfaraz Khan could bat at 3. They will have to make a lot of adjustments to find the best combination.”
According to a different former India opener, Aakash Chopra, the standard of the Indian contingent within the Delhi Capitals squad additionally has a diluted really feel. He elaborated:
“They have taken Kuldeep Yadav but, on the other hand, Ravichandran Ashwin has been released. Earlier, they had Amit Mishra, now they have to make do with Pravin Dubey and Lalit Yadav. In the batting, they released Shikhar Dhawan and picked Yash Dhull, Mandeep Singh and Srikar Bharat.”
He added that the franchise may additionally undergo because of the absence of Shreyas Iyer, who has moved to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Chopra acknowledged:
“There is only one Shreyas Iyer, which is why he was sold for ₹12.25 crore. Sarfaraz cannot be his replacement. On paper, the players are promising, but the pedigree is not there with Dhawan, Iyer and Ashwin gone.”
DC retained Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel and Nortje forward of the IPL 2022 public sale in Bengaluru final month.
“Sarfaraz is in great form” – Wasim Jaffer sees nice alternative for Delhi Capitals’ younger weapons
Admitting that DC’s 2022 squad doesn’t look very sturdy on paper, Jaffer asserted that it’s a probability for kids to make a mark. He stated:
“The quality of earlier is not there. But with two teams being added, more youngsters will get a chance to play. It will be beneficial for them. Sarfaraz Khan is in great form. He and a few other players will relish that opportunity.”
Delhi Capitals will kick-off their IPL 2022 marketing campaign with a match in opposition to Mumbai Indians (MI) on the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on March 27.