Delhi Capitals are one of the only three active IPL teams at the moment which have not won an IPL title yet and it’s not that the Capitals haven’t had quality players in the past. They have had the services of many world-class cricketers, but they have not managed to get the best out of their players.
In the last season though, the Capitals showed signs of improvement under the coaching of Ricky Ponting and qualified to the IPL playoffs. One of the main reasons behind the revival of the capitals was the addition of young and exciting players in the batting department.
Here are the top 4 batsmen of Delhi Capitals you should pick while forming a fantasy XI for Delhi games –
#1 Prithvi Shaw
IPL 2019 was the first IPL season where Prithvi Shaw got consistent playing opportunities and he made the most of it. He was probably not as consistent as some of the other Delhi batsmen as he was going hard after the bowlers upfront, but whenever he got a start, he made sure he made an impact on the game.
Because of the fact that Prithvi has it in him to convert his starts into big scores, he can be a good fantasy pick because on his day, he can earn you a lot of points in fantasy cricket.
#2 Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan probably had one of his most fluent IPL seasons last year. It was the first season of his second stint with Delhi and he ended up as the highest run-scorer for the franchise with 521 runs in 16 games. Dhawan was the only player who scored more than 500 runs for Delhi in the last IPL season.
The left-handed opener is someone who doesn’t bat at a fixed tempo. While he can be in the boundary hitting mode in the power-play, he can then play percentage cricket as well for a brief period of time in the middle phase of the innings.
Dhawan’s versatility is what helps him be consistent in T20 cricket.
#3 Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer has been given the captaincy of Delhi Capitals at a very young age, but he has not let the burden of captaincy affect his batting. He has led from the front and has finished among the top 3 run-scorers for Delhi in the last two seasons.
Iyer has carried his IPL form to international cricket as well in the last 10 to 12 months and he seems to be playing some of his best cricket at the moment.
Iyer bats at no. 3 for Delhi and looks to bat till the end of the innings holding one end for the team, while the other batsmen bat around him.
#4 Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer is a new signing for Delhi, but he can turn out to be their game-changer in the middle order. Hetmyer has got the power game and he is capable of clearing any ground in the world, against both pace and spin.
Hetmyer will probably bat at no. 5 for Delhi which is a slightly low batting position in T20 cricket, but he is still capable to make a significant impact in the game because of the power that he has and the frequency at which he hits boundaries.