Delhi Capitals did well in the auction as they got the players quite cheaply. The pick of Steven Smith was quite a surprise because they already have the Indian players for the top three positions ( Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, and Shikhar Dhawan). But, he could be a good backup player if their top-order didn’t fire. Sam Billings was really a good buy as they needed a wicketkeeper replacement for Rishabh Pant. They also went for the pacer, Umesh Yadav. His performance wasn’t good in the last two seasons. But, he is an experienced player and playing for the new team may work in his favour. Check out the list for Delhi Capitals IPL 2021 Squad.
Delhi Capitals picks in IPL 2021 Auctions:
- Steve Smith: Everyone was expecting that Steve Smith will be an expensive buy in the Auctions. But, he got sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 2.20 crore. Irfan Pathan says that it is a very cheap buy but it is a very good buy.
- Umesh Yadav: He was sold to DC for 100 Lakhs. It was unbelievable as he got sold on the base price. There was no one in the race to pick him other than Delhi.
- Ripal Patel: is an uncapped player and was sold to DC for 20 Lakhs.
- Vishnu Vinod: is an uncapped player and was sold to DC for 20 Lakhs.
- Lukman Hussain Meriwala is an uncapped player and was sold to DC for 20 Lakhs.
- M Siddharth: is an uncapped player and was sold to DC for 20 Lakhs.
- Sam Billings: He is a very good wicket-keeper batsman and he can be a good replacement for Pant if required. He was sold to DC for 200 Lakhs.
- Tom Curran: He was sold to Delhi Capitals for 5.25 crore. He is a genuine all-rounder as he can bat and bowl.
Delhi Capitals IPL 2021 Squad after the Auctions
Shreyas Iyer (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddarth, Tom Curran, and Sam Billings.