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IPL 2023: Five Players Who Can Replace Rishabh Pant As Delhi Capitals’ Captain In The 16th Season Of IPL. Rishabh Pant’s car accident last year in December 2022 left everyone shell-shocked and disappointed. The wicketkeeper-batsman won’t be able to play for at least 6-8 months including the 16th season of IPL . Like the Indian team, the Delhi Capitals side would be missing the star Indian player. The big question is who can replace Rishabh Pant as captain of the Delhi Capitals’ side in IPL 2023?

In this piece, we have marked out five players who can replace Rishabh Pant as captain of the team for IPL 2023. The players mentioned in the list might have their ways of organizing their resources concerning bowling changes, field placements as well as their on-field aptitude.

Their decision-making making abilities make them a contender to take over the team’s leadership for the upcoming season. We take a look at these 5 players who Delhi Capitals’ team management as well as Franchise owners can bank upon in the absence of Rishabh Pant.

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David Warner

The dashing Australian opener successfully led Sunrisers Hyderabad to the IPL title in 2016. For a few months the left-hander is struggling to score. The 35-year-old will try to make a comeback soon. Warner had also led Australia for a short period before. If we talk about leading in the IPL, we have already witnessed his captaincy in 2016.

David Warner has this clever aptitude to read the situation well and can come up with a plan depending on the opposition’s weakness. He has this ability to bring the best out of an ordinary player.

Manish Pandey

The Karnataka skipper has loads of experience leading his state side to some memorable Ranji Trophy and other domestic titles. The 33-year-old has showcased immense maturity when it comes to his man-management skills while leading Karnataka in domestic cricket.

Captaining Delhi Capitals will be a test of his temperament but he has already played under the leadership of big players like Anil Kumble, Gautam Gambhir and David Warner. The experience of playing under these players would have been a learning process for him and he can use this experience to good effect.

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Axar Patel

The left-arm off-spinner is a surprise addition to our list but the 28-year-old has been playing in the tournament for the last 9 seasons which would have made him more prudent in his decision-making during critical situations. In 122 IPL matches, Axar has taken 101 wickets and has registered 1135 runs with the bat.

The all-rounder will be playing for Delhi Capitals for 6th season in a row and this experience could have helped him gain enough expertise to lead this team depending on the resources they have. But at the end of the day, the decision lies in the hands of the Delhi Capitals team management and the franchise owners.

Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi led India to a win in the 2018 under-19 world cup final and was also the captain of Mumbai when the team made it to the final of the 2021-22 Ranji Trophy season. The 23-year-old is a captaincy material and can take some bold decisions but his mental toughness would be tested when it comes to playing against seasoned captains like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

Keeping a long-term planning in mind, the team management can take a chance but it all depends on how the Mumbai player is groomed through a certain process.

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Mitchell Marsh

The Australian showcased his productivity as an all-rounder as well as a skipper in the past. Marsh led the Australian under-19 team to a win in the 2010 under-19 world cup. Marsh has also led Western Australia to some famous wins in domestic cricket as well as Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League.

The 31-year-old will bring in a lot of aggression and intensity with his captaincy on the field as well as in the dressing room but the final final decision is in the hands of the team management and franchise owners.