Before IPL 2023, Delhi Capitals were facing the captaincy issue. For the tournament that began on March 31, the franchise had to hand over the responsibility of the captaincy to a player in the absence of Rishabh Pant. On the part of Delhi, it has been decided to cede command of the team to Australian batsman David Warner. At the same time, the all-round Indian star Akshar Patel was appointed vice-captain of the team. This decision has been made in substitution of Pant.
This has been confirmed by the management of the Delhi franchise. Speaking to Cricbuzz, a member of the Delhi Capitals ownership group said: “David Warner will be our captain and Akshar Patel will be his deputy (vice-captain).” Previously, command of the team was held by Rishabh Pant. Pant will miss IPL season 16 due to his accident. Because of this, the franchise has announced a new captaincy.
In IPL 2022, under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals finished the tournament at number five. The team won a total of 7 out of 14 matches and lost 7. In such a situation, how will Delhi’s performance be this time, everyone’s eyes will be fixed on it. Warner has been playing in IPL for a long time. In such a situation, the team is expected to perform well under his captaincy. Warner is an experienced player.
David Warner made his IPL debut in May 2009, since then he has played a total of 162 IPL matches, in which he has scored 5881 runs at an average of 42.01 while batting. In this he has scored a total of 4 centuries and 55 half centuries. At the same time, his highest score has been 126 runs.