IPL 2023: David Warner To Lead Delhi Capitals (DC) In TATA IPL 2023. Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is all set to kick off on March 31 with an opening encounter between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). All teams retained their captains of the previous season, except Delhi Capitals (DC) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Now Sunrisers Hyderabad appointed South African batsman Aiden Markram as a captain, whereas David Warner to lead Delhi Capitals in the absence of Rishabh Pant in IPL 2023.
As permanent captain Rishabh Pant will not be available for IPL 2023 due to a road accident in December last year, Delhi Capitals had to look for other options to lead the team. The Delhi-based franchise will open its IPL 2023 campaign against KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on April 1 at Ekana sports city, Lucknow. DC will play their last league match of IPL 2023 on May 20 with MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Arun Jaitely Stadium, Delhi.
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David Warner To Lead Delhi Capitals (DC) In TATA IPL 2023
Due to the absence of Rishabh Pant, there was a lot of speculation about who will lead the Delhi Capitals (DC) in IPL 2023. Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw, and David Warner were primary contenders for the role. On Wednesday Delhi Capitals announced Warner as their captain. However, Warner has returned home from the middle of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after an elbow fracture and concussion.
Delhi management would hope that Warner will be fully fit ahead of the IPL 2023. However, the appointment of Axar Patel as a deputy of Warner indicates that Patel will lead the team if the former fails to recover for the IPL 2023.
David Warner’s Stats As IPL Captain
The Australian batsman has plenty of leadership of experience in the IPL. He led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to the IPL title in 2016. Also, the Sunrisers made it into the IPL playoffs twice in 2017 and 2020. The southpaw is one of the most consistent batsmen in the IPL throughout the last decade. He has won the orange cap in the IPL thrice, most for any player.
Warner has led Sunrisers Hyderabad in 69 matches with his team winning 35 matches. In his captaincy, the Sunrisers won 52.17 % of matches. Delhi Capital management would expect such remarkable performance from the team under the leadership of Warner. As Sunrisers didn’t retain him in the 2022 IPL auction, he was retained by Delhi Capitals (DC) for 6.25 Cr
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IPL 2023 Delhi Capitals Full Squad :
David Warner (c), Axar Patel (vc), Prithvi Shaw, Manish Pandey, Anrich Nortje, Sarfaraz Khan, Ishant Sharma, Ripal Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Rovman Powell, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Aman Khan, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Phil Salt, Mukesh Kumar, Rilee Rossouw