Delhi Capitals (DC) had one of their worst seasons in IPL 2023 where they finished in ninth position winning just five out of 14 league matches. DC have surely missed their regular skipper Rishabh Pant as they lost their first five matches back-to-back and were ruled out of the playoffs race before any other team. Notably, Pant met with a major car accident in December 2022 and has been out of cricketing action since then. In his absence, Australia’s David Warner, who led Sunrisers Hyderabad to their maiden IPL triumph in 2016 took over the charge for DC in IPL 2023.
However, Warner couldn’t do the same for Delhi this time and the captaincy pressure could also be seen in his batting, as none of the other batters proved to be effective throughout the season. This was also one of the main reasons for DC’s exit from the playoffs. Now they have so many things to look out for ahead of IPL 2024, and currently their aim would be to build a strong squad and bid for some impactful players in the upcoming auction and change their fortunes next year.
DC Target Players List 2024
After a disappointing outing in IPL 2023, DC will be looking for a stable and strong lineup for IPL 2024. The main concern for DC in IPL 2023 was that the batters were not abel to give good start and there was no acceleration in the middle. DC might look for a solid, top order batter who could lay the foundation for a big total. For that, they might bid for Jason Roy in the upcoming auction. Along with him, DC might also have Moeen Ali in their plans who could be great addition with Axar Patel in the squad.
Let’s have a look at the full list of players whom DC might target in the IPL 2024 auction:
- Gerald Coetzee
- Rachin Ravindra
- Josh Inglis
- Travis Head
Delhi Capitals Retained & Released Players List 2024
DC Retained Players IPL 2024
DC may have to leave the 2023 season behind and come up with the new game plan and strategies to achieve success in IPL 2024. For that, they have to retain their best players ahead of the IPL 2024 auction. It is likely that if Rishabh Pant is fit, he could be first player to get retained by the franchise. However, it is not confirmed whether he will recover on time and be available for the upcoming season. So there’s a chance that David Warner lead the team again for one more season and is likely to be retained ahead of the auction.
On the other hand, Indian all-rounder Axar Patel is another player who would not be let go by the franchise. Axar turned out to be an asset for DC in IPL 2023 as he proved to be effective in both batting and bowling. He was a key player for DC to accelerate the innings in the middle overs. He amassed 283 runs with the bat in 14 matches and took 11 wickets.
Let’s have a look at the full list of players who are likely to get retained by DC ahead of IPL 2024 auction.
- Abhishek Porel
- Anrich Nortje
- Axar Patel
- David Warner
- Ishant Sharma
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Lalit Yadav
- Lungisani Ngidi
- Mitchell Marsh
- Mukesh Kumar
- Pravin Dubey
- Prithvi Shaw
- Rishabh Pant
- Syed Khaleel Ahmed
- Vicky Ostwal
- Yash Dhull
DC Released Players IPL 2024 : Trade Players List
There are a bunch of several players that Delhi Capitals might be looking to release after their disastrous season in IPL 2023. DC might look for some new strategies and game plan to achieve success in IPL 2024, for that they might release the players who didn’t prove to be effective in the preceding season.
The player who might be the first one to get released is Prithvi Shaw. The 23-year-old didn’t have a season he wanted in IPL 2023 as he could only score 106 runs from the eight matches he played for DC. He got so many chances in the first few matches but couldn’t capitalize on the opportunities. It looks like, Shaw might not be in DC’s scheme of things for IPL 2024.
Let’s have a looks at the full list of players that are likely to get released by DC ahead of IPL 2024
- Aman Khan
- Chetan Sakariya
- Kamlesh Nagarkoti
- Manish Pandey
- Mustafizur Rahman
- Phil Salt
- Priyam Garg
- Rilee Rossouw
- Ripal Patel
- Rovman Powell
- Sarfaraz Khan
DC IPL 2024 Coaching Staff
Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting will resume his duties as a Head Coach of DC IPL 2024. Ponting joined DC in 2018 and the franchise have seen noticeable progress under his stint by qualifying for the playoffs in the 2019, and 2021 and finishing as runners up in 2020. Along with him, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly also joined DC as a Director of Cricket in IPL 2023, after serving as a President of the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) from 2019 to 2022. The two of the most aggressive captains of their time will be coming together to guide DC towards glory in IPL 2024.
Let’s have a look at the full coaching and support staff of Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024
- Sourav Ganguly (director of cricket)
- Ricky Ponting (head coach)
- Ajit Agarkar (assistant coach)
- Pravin Amre (assistant coach)
- Shane Watson (assistant coach)
- James Hopes (fast bowling coach)
- Biju George (fielding coach)
- Patrick Farhart (physio)
- Abhijit Salvi (doctor)
- Sriram Somayajula (analyst)
- Vivek Ramakrishna (strength and conditioning coach)
- Wayne Lombard (strength and conditioning coach)
- Deep Tomar (assistant physio)
- S Gnananeswara Rao (assistant fielding coach)