The Delhi Capitals side has a strong platform to build up on from the 2019 season, when it finished in the playoffs. After last year’s auction and pre-season trade, the Capitals have added more experience and firepower to the squad in the form of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Marcus Stoinis and Shimron Hetmyer.
The top six of Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant and Stoinis is among the strongest Twenty20 (T20) batting units you could come across. The inclusion of Hetmyer and Stoinis could address the lower-middle-order problems it faced last season, when both Colin Munro and Colin Ingram failed to fire with the bat.
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It will be interesting to see where Ajinkya Rahane, who prefers batting as an opener or in the top four, fits into this batting lineup. Last season, both Dhawan and Rahane put up similar numbers as openers…