Indian Premier League: The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League was started in April this year. But it was postponed after some players and support staff members got corona infected. Now the league is starting once again from September 19, which is being called the second half of IPL 2021.
The performance of Delhi Capitals was excellent in the first half of IPL 2021. Regular captain Shreyas Iyer was not part of the team due to injury. In such a situation, wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant was given the command of the team. Pant impressed everyone with his captaincy and that is why Pant was appointed the captain of the team in the second half of IPL 2021 despite Iyer’s return.
Delhi Capitals is at number one in the points table
Delhi Capitals won six out of eight matches in the first half of IPL 2021. And he is at number one in the points table with 12 points. This year Delhi’s team is looking very balanced. For this reason, Delhi is being considered as a strong contender to win the title of IPL 2021. At the same time, Royal Challengers Bangalore is also at number three with 10 points.
Delhi now have to win only two matches in their remaining six matches to reach the play-offs. However, Rishabh Pant would like to take his team to the top-2. Because according to the format of the IPL, the team that is in the top-2 gets an extra chance.
Delhi has become stronger with Iyer’s arrival
In the first half of IPL 2021, Delhi team played without Shreyas Iyer. But now in the second half, Iyer is all set to make a comeback. In such a situation, the team of Delhi has become stronger. Now the team has great batsmen like Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Steve Smith, Shimron Hetmyer and Marcus Stoinis. All of them have experience of playing international cricket. At the same time, there are great players like Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan and Amit Mishra in the bowling. In such a situation, Delhi can capture the title this year.