Delhi Capitals were at the top of the team standings at the time of season suspension.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will resume on September 19 and fans must have marked their calendars. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the schedule of the second half of the season on Sunday (July 25). The remaining 31 games will take place in UAE and it would be interesting to see how the competition pans out.
For the unversed, IPL 2021, which was initially scheduled to take place in April-May, was called off midway due to the COVID-19 virus. Delhi Capitals would have been gutted with the season suspension as they were on a roll in the tournament. In Shreyas Iyer’s absence, Rishabh Pant marshaled the troop brilliantly and took them to one staggering win after another.
In fact, DC were at the top of the team standings at the time of season suspension, having won six of their eight games. The Capitals ticked almost all the boxes and many even backed them to clinch the elusive title. However, the second wave of the coronavirus came into the picture, and DC were forced to halt their purple patch.
However, this break might prove to be a blessing in disguise for DC as regular skipper Shreyas Iyer would participate in the remaining competition. This is indeed not a great piece of news for other teams as DC already possesses a daunting batting line-up. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw played one scintillating knock after another in the initial half of the season while Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, and Marcus Stoinis contributed in the middle order.
In the bowling department, spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel had the company of Kagiso Rabada, Chris Woakes, and Avesh Khan. Now, there’s hardly any shortcoming in the side, and DC, runners up of the last season, must back themselves to go all the way this time around.
Notably, they need just two wins in their remaining six league-stage games to make a place in the playoffs. Meanwhile, DC will resume their IPL 2021 campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 22.
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Meanwhile, let’s look at Delhi Capitals’ full schedule in IPL 2021:
September 22: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – 7.30 PM IST, Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.
September 25: Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals – 3.30 PM IST, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
September 28: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 3.30 PM IST, Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
October 2: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians – 3.30 PM IST, Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
October 4: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings – 7.30 PM IST, Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.
October 8: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore- 7.30 PM IST, Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.