04 Jan 2019: IPL 2019: Five reasons why Delhi Capitals are dark horses
Delhi Capitals were previously known as the Delhi Daredevils.
They have been the most inconsistent side in the IPL.
However, this term DC have put together a solid unit.
We decode why DC are the dark horses of this season.
Reason 1: DC have a good mix of Indian batsmen
DC's batting will revolve around the Indian stars.
They can thrive in any situation and attack the opposition.
DC would want these four cricketers to lay the foundation.
Hanuma Vihari is a utility batsman and can make an impact when called upon.
Shaw and Pant can be the game-changers.
Reason 2: Colin Ingram a stupendous option in the middle order
DC were wise during the IPL 2019 auction and the acquisition of veteran star Colin Ingram suggests the same.
The southpaw is a notable T20 stalwart who has played across the globe.
He will provide much needed impetus in the middle and his attributes as a finisher can change any game.
The Adelaide Strikers player has over 5,000 runs in T20 cricket.
Reason 3: Right combination of experience and youth in all-round department
DC have a strong all-round base and there is a nice blend of youth and experience.
Chris Morris is a seasoned international cricketer and knows the franchise in and out.
Axar Patel is versatile and adds more than just his left-arm spin bowling.
West Indian duo of Keemo Paul and Sherfane Rutherford will look to thrive this term.
They are two promising talents.
Reason 4: Iyer could bring freshness as skipper of DC
Shreyas Iyer gave a decent account of himself as a skipper after taking over the captaincy from Gautam Gambhir midway in IPL 2018.
He brings freshness to the table and the whole side can rally around him.
It will be interesting to watch how Iyer goes about his business.
The likes of Dhawan and Morris will help him to lead the side.
Reason 5: DC's two trump cards in bowling boost their chances
DC have two major trump cards in their bowling.
Nepal international Sandeep Lamichhane has created waves around the world due to his excellent skills.
He is touted as the next big thing in T20.
Sandeep will get a run of games.
New Zealand pacer Trent Boult is world class. He is extremely versatile and has immense pace and variety. He can rattle any line-up.