Indian Premier League was very poor. Delhi Capitals managed to win only five matches this season and finished at 9th position. But even before the next season, Delhi Capitals do not see any relief. Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant is believed to be out of the next season.
Rishabh Pant had become a victim of a very bad car accident earlier this year. Rishabh Pant had suffered serious injuries in this accident. Pant’s latest update has been released by BCCI. In this update, there are indications of Pant’s rapid recovery. However, the injury is so serious that it may take another year for Pant to recover completely. Delhi Capitals star player Ishant Sharma has also told that Pant will not be able to play IPL next year.
The options did not work
Delhi Capitals tried to try Sarfaraz Khan and Abhishek Porel as wicketkeepers this year. Both of them failed to compensate Rishabh Pant. Sarfaraz Khan scored only 53 runs in four matches. Sarfaraz’s strike rate remained 83 and Delhi Capitals did not give him many chances. Abhishek got a chance to play only two matches and scored 27 runs. Although Abhishek can be retained by the Delhi Capitals team for the next season.
Now that it has been decided that Rishabh Pant will not be able to play in the next season, Delhi Capitals will have to find his alternative during the auction itself. However, finding an alternative to Pant for Delhi Capitals in the mini auction is going to be a very difficult task. Delhi Capitals can take the field in the next season with a new captain. The chances of Akshar Patel getting the command are high.