IPL 2023: Delhi Capitals missed Rishabh Pant the most in these three departments, many big names could not compensate
The team of Delhi Capitals has become the first team to be eliminated from IPL 2023. The Delhi team had lost the first 5 matches of the season. The lack of Rishabh Pant has left the team vacant in three departments.
The 16th season of IPL is towards its final stage and Delhi Capitals has become the first team to be eliminated from the tournament. After the defeat against Punjab Kings on Saturday, the Delhi team was out of this tournament. The beginning of this season was very bad for Delhi. The team had lost the first five matches. Along with this, the form of the players was also the biggest reason for his ouster. Amidst all this, the lack of Rishabh Pant hurt the team the most. In Rishabh’s absence, the team suffered in many departments.
Delhi misses Rishabh Pant!
Rishabh Pant was out before the start of IPL after being a victim of a road accident. In the absence of Rishabh, David Warner was made the captain of the team. Due to the absence of Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals missed him the most in three departments. Let us tell you which were those three departments and which players were tried there, but they flopped.
Delhi lacks Rishabh in these three departments
Rishabh Pant got the captaincy of Delhi Capitals in 2021 after Shreyas Iyer was injured. There was tremendous improvement in the performance of the team as soon as Pant took over the captaincy. Rishabh’s leadership talent impressed the management even after Shreyas’ return. Due to this, he was retained as the captain by the franchise. Under the captaincy of Rishabh, the Delhi team reached the playoffs in the 2021 season and were defeated by KKR in Qualifier 2. After this, Rishabh was the captain of Delhi in the 2022 season as well. Under his captaincy, Delhi finished the season in fifth place with 14 points.
- Rishabh could not be compensated in the middle order
In the 16th season of IPL, Delhi Capitals missed Rishabh Pant the most in batting. Along with a good leader, this season the team also lost a good batsman who was a strong link in the middle order. This season, the failure of the middle order inside the Delhi team was seen in every match. Prithvi Shaw was not in form. Sarfaraz Khan didn’t get enough chances. In such a situation, the batting of the team looked dependent on David Warner. Rishabh Pant, batting at number four, scored consecutive runs for his team. His presence also reduced the pressure on Warner.
- Option of wicketkeeper and finisher was also not found.
This season, the Delhi team could not find an alternative to Rishabh Pant even in the role of wicketkeeping and a finisher. In the absence of Pant, Delhi tried three players in wicketkeeping. These three players are Sarfaraz Khan, Abhishek Porel and Phil Salt. All these three players could not become an alternative to Pant. Apart from this, Akshar Patel played the responsibility of the finisher to a great extent in Pant’s absence, but Pant’s potential was not seen in anyone. Pant displays great talent as a finisher. Rishabh seems to dominate the bowler from the start.
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