Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant

The Delhi Capitals were formerly known as the Delhi Daredevils but a change in name didn’t bring about a change in fortunes.

Despite playing in every single season of the IPL, a runner-up spot in 2021 is the best they have to show for their efforts.

The team has also undergone plenty of changes in coaches, playing personnel, and captaincy.

Just in the last three years, the leadership has gone from Shreyas Iyer to Rishabh Pant, and now to David Warner ahead of the IPL 2023 season, with Pant likely to be out injured.

The strange thing about Delhi is that they always seem to have strong and well-balanced teams on paper, only to stumble under pressure.

After a somewhat disappointing fifth-place finish last season, they’ll be looking to make amends and will see a Playoff place as a bare minimum.

The latest IPL betting odds suggest Delhi can manage that, but we’re not quite convinced.

Delhi Capitals Key Facts

Delhi Capitals Owners JSW Group/GMR Group
IPL seasons: 15
Titles won: 0
Finals made: 1
Captain: David Warner (Rishabh Pant if available)
Head Coach: Ricky Ponting
Batting Coach: Pravin Amre
Bowling Coach: James Hopes

DC Betting Odds To Win IPL 2023

Delhi Capitals’ odds to win IPL 2023: 102.00 on Parimatch

Delhi Capitals are last in the IPL odds table with odds of 102.00. They were one of the pre-tournament favorites.

After all, this is a side who have never won the IPL, and only ever made the final once, back in 2020. And we’re counting both the seasons where they were the Delhi Capitals and the ones when they were known as the Delhi Daredevils.

That makes even grimmer reading for fans of Delhi when you consider that they’re just one of five franchises to have taken part in all 15 editions of the IPL.

So, are their short odds based on last year’s performance? No, it’s not that either because last year they finished just fifth in the Group Stages and missed out on the Playoffs. Just as is the case this season, they were well-fancied to go all the way.

To further find faults in their chances, they’re almost certain to be without skipper, star batsman, and keeper Rishabh Pant, who continues his recovery from a horrific car crash he was involved in on December 30. He’s unlikely to play any part in the campaign at all.

Veteran Aussie opener David Warner takes over the captaincy and some may argue that’s a good thing. We’ll have to wait and see.

But with little of note regarding their signings in the last auction, they’ll have to improve significantly with the players they already have, if they’re to win their first IPL title.

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Delhi Capitals Squad For IPL 2023

Rishabh Pant (c), David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Ishant Sharma, Phil Salt, Mukesh Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rilee Rossouw

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Notable DC Players out

Fiery all-rounder Shardul Thakur was traded to KKR to release some funds, given he was on big money, which allowed them to invest in some new Delhi Capitals 2023 players.

The list of released players includes top-order batsman Mandeep Singh, all-rounder Lalit Yadav and Kiwi batsman Tim Seifert, who found opportunities to play at Delhi hard to come by.

KS Bharat, who recently filled in for the injured Pant as India’s Test wicket-keeper, was also released.

Notable Delhi Capitals Players in

Most of the players brought in at the December 2022 IPL auction were batsmen. This was no surprise given their bowling was very strong last year and didn’t need much in the way of reinforcements.

In came England opener Phil Salt (2 Crore), who may keep wicket in Pant’s absence, and South African veteran Riley Rossouw (4.6 Crore), who’s been in fine form in several T20 tournaments around the world recently.

A third batting recruit came in the form of the experienced Manish Pandey (2.4 Crore), a man who certainly knows his way around the IPL after already representing six different IPL franchises.

Ishant Sharma (50 Lakh) is the only bowler of note to have joined Delhi ahead of the 2023 IPL season and it will be interesting to see how much he plays.

dc Betting Tips For IPL 2023

Delhi Top Batsman Betting Tip – Prithvi Shaw  

Many punters may have had David Warner down as a shoo-in for Delhi’s Top Batsman but we prefer the chances of the hard-hitting Shaw.

He had a decent yet unspectacular season last time out but what he did always do was score quickly, his strike rate of 152 for the season is one of the best in the whole competition.

He’ll open the batting so will have plenty of chances to score in the Power Play overs when the field is up, and we know he’s a proper risk-taker. He’ll go for boundaries from the very first ball.

At 23 Shaw is approaching his peak while at 36, Warner is surely in the twilight of his career and the signs are that he’s no longer the fearsome batter he used to be.

DC Top Bowler Betting Tip – Anrich Nortje

Things may have turned out quite differently for Delhi had the South African paceman not missed most of the season through injury.

In the 6 games he played, Anrich Nortje took nine wickets and was particularly effective when bowling at the death against lower-order batsmen.

Nortje was impressive at the 2022 T20 World Cup and in the recent Betway-sponsored SA20 T20 tournament in South Africa.

DC Key player – Axar Patel

Patel’s batting has come on leaps and bounds in all formats over the past year or so, to the extent that he’s very much a genuine all-rounder these days.

They’ll need some serious firepower at 6 or 7 from him because that’s been an area of concern for them in the past.

With the ball, he’s likely to be given the role of bowling his left-arm spin in the middle overs, though he can occasionally bowl at the start of the innings in the right conditions.

In the field, he’s an excellent boundary catcher and has a good arm. So, you can see why he’s such an important part of this team.

DC Strengths and weaknesses ipl 2023


  • Excellent bowling with lots of variety to it.
  • Availability of Mitch Marsh after his injury last year a big boost.
  • Warner a better option than Pant as captain.


  • Likely absence of Pant as batsman and keeper.
  • Batting tail too long.

DC Probable XI ipl 2023

David Warner [c], Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Manish Pandey, Sarfaraz Khan [wk], Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Anrich Nortje & Khaleel Ahmed.

Delhi Capitals 2023 IPL Predictions

Here’s our quickfire guide to how CSK may perform in the 2023 IPL:

Where will DC finish in the table?

They may well struggle to make the Playoffs. Their bowling may well bail them out in a few tight matches, but their batting may cost them games in others.

A regular season finish in 5th to 7th place looks likely despite their status as second-favorites to win the competition.

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