After the long continuous struggling years in Indian Premier League (IPL), Delhi Capitals (DC) finally shined in the IPL 2019. Since 2012, it was the first time when the Delhi franchise qualified for the IPL playoffs. Finally, they finished as the third-best team in IPL 2019, which was their joint-best record in IPL history.
Delhi Capitals want to continue their shining performances in the next IPL season (2020). The Delhi franchise is now surely desperate to reach the IPL final for the first time ever and winning it too. They will keep it in mind on 19th December 2019 when Kolkata will host the IPL players’ auction for the next season.
From the last season’s squad, the Delhi Capitals have retained 14 players while they released nine players. Ahead of the upcoming auction, Delhi Capitals have the purse remaining of INR 27.85 crore. They can buy a maximum of 11 more players, including a maximum of five overseas cricketers.
Before the upcoming players’ auction, here we are suggesting three names whom Delhi Capitals can buy.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has released the 22-year-old Caribbean left-handed batsman Shimron Hetmyer. The 2019 edition was his first experience in IPL while RCB bought him for INR 4.2 crore in the last auction. IPL 2019, Shimron Hetmyer scored 90 runs in five matches with an average of 18.00 and strike-rate of 123.28. Though mostly he disappointed in that tournament, he scored a match-winning 75 runs during RCB’s last game of that season (against Sunrisers Hyderabad).
Shimron Hetmyer is a very talented batsman and he can be a top cricketer by growing up his experiences. His T20I record is still far away from attractive, but his T20 record is better. He has scored 913 runs in 47 T20s (average 21.73 and strike-rate 130.80), including one century and four half-centuries.
Though Hatmyer is currently struggling to perform consistently, the IPL 2020 is still more than four months away. In the forthcoming auction, Delhi Capitals can go for this cricketer as they need a good hard-hitter. During the last auction, Delhi Capitals tried to buy Hetmyer at the beginning but they gave up after it crossed INR 1.20 crore.