DC Playing XI – Prior to the big auction, the Delhi Capitals were one of three clubs to keep four players. They released Indian fast bowler Avesh Khan and kept Axar Patel ahead of him, leaving a void in their lineup since they couldn’t find a capable high-end pace bowler to back up Anrich Nortje in this auction.

The Delhi Capitals spent a lot of money on Shardul Thakur, who has a reputation as an all-rounder. They had been doing so well up until that moment, with some amazing deals like David Warner and Mitchell Marsh, but overpaying for Shardul Thakur has severely impacted their finances.

DC’s best starting lineup for their first IPL 2022 match

  1. David Warner
  2. Prithvi Shaw
  3. Mitchell Marsh
  4. Rishabh Pant (cwk)
  5. Sarfaraz Khan
  6. Rovman Powell
  7. Akshar Patel
  8. Shardul Thakur
  9. Kuldeep Yadav
  10. Anrich Nortje
  11. Chetan Sakariya

They chose several familiar characters from the previous season, such as Lalit Yadav and Ripal Patel. They were also keen in creating a strong core of left arm pacers, as shown by their spending of over 9 crores on Khaleel Ahmed and Chetan Sakariya, despite the fact that they already possessed Mustafizur Rahman.

Mitchell Marsh has been a beast in T20s for the last year and a half. The two openers for DC will be skipper David Warner and Prithvi Shaw. Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant and Sarfaraz Khan will make up the middle order.

Shardul Thakur will join Anrich Nortje in the speed bowling attack. Akshar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav will be the leading spinners for DC, with Lalit Yadav and Praveen Dubey as a part-time alternative.

Full squad for DC 2022:

Rishabh Pant, Shardul Thakur, Akshar Patel, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Anrich Nortje, David Warner, Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya, Ks Bharat, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Mandeep Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ashwin Hebbar, Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav. Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Rovman Powell, Pravin Dubey. Lungisani Ngidi, Tim Seifert, Vicky Ostwal