Second place at IPL 2020 Delhi Capitals (DC) were the favorites to win the IPL 2021 after taking first place in the points table during the league phase this year. Playing under the leadership of Rishabh Pant, the Delhi-based franchise recorded 10 wins in 14 games and took first place in the standings.
Finishing among the top two, the Delhi Capitals were given two chances to reach the finals of the Indian Premier League in 2021.
However, the Delhi-based franchise wasted both chances and lost to the Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders to finish in third place.
Although the Delhi Capitals could not end their drought title in the IPL 2021, there have been huge positive results for the team this year. In this list today we will take a look at the top three performers for Delhi in the 14th edition of the IPL.
1. Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan was the top scorer for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2021. South Paw continued his excellent form from the IPL 2021 and scored 587 runs for the Delhi-based franchise in 16 games.
Dhawan had a hit average of 39.13 this season, while his shot was close to 125. The left-handed started the Delhi Capitals fantastically at the top.
Unfortunately, his blows could not help the capitals win their first IPL trophy.
2. Avesh Khan – The most successful DC bowler in IPL 2021
Avesh Khan came to the fore during the IPL in 2021 with his magnificent performances in bowling. He was a leading pawn performer for the Delhi Capitals, scalping 24 gates in 16 games.
Khan’s pace has upset the world’s best players in the IPL 2021. The average in bowling was 18.75 and the economy rate was below 7.5 runs per crossover. The fast bowler of the right hand finished the season with the best result 3/13.
3. Axar Patel
Axar Patel was one of the main reasons for Delhi Capitals ’success in IPL 2021.
The Indian all-rounder was unlucky to miss several games during the first leg of the IPL 2021 due to a positive test on COVID-19, but after recovering he upset all the hitters by turning his left hand.
Patel played 12 games for the Delhi Capitals and finished the season as the second most successful bowler. He scalped 15 pedestrians while admitting running at a meager economic rate of 6.65.
Tight bowling Axara ensured that the opposing teams did not score easy series in the middle of the field. The all-around also scored 40 willow runs.
Aside from Shikhar Dhawan, Axar Patel and Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada was also impressive for DC. Although the winner of the IPL 2020 Purple Cap could not repeat the performance of the previous season (30 gates) in 2021, he still picked up 15 gates in 15 games.
It will be exciting to see which of these players is being retained by Delhi Capitals for the 2022 IPL season.