New Delhi: The wait for the fans of Delhi Capitals is over. The team has got a new captain in the form of David Warner. The Australian cricketer will lead the team in place of Rishabh Pant, while Indian all-rounder Akshar Patel has been named as the vice-captain of the team. Not only this, there has been another new change in the team. Former Indian captain, former BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly is back in a new role in the franchise.
Rishabh Pant had a terrible car accident in 2022. Since then he is out of cricket. He will also not be able to participate in IPL. In such a situation, the franchise has expressed confidence in David Warner, who has a long experience of captaincy in IPL. He has been made the captain of the team. Akshar Patel, who performed tremendously with the bat against Australia, has also got a new role in the team. He will be the vice-captain.
Sourav Ganguly, who left Delhi Capitals after becoming the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, has also returned to the team. He was a mentor in 2019, but now he will be seen as the director of cricket. David Warner said on getting the captaincy – Rishabh has been a great captain for Delhi Capitals and we will all miss him. I would like to thank the team management for the faith they have always shown in me. This franchise has always been like home to me.
On the other hand, Sourav Ganguly after assuming the new role said, ‘I am excited to be back with Delhi Capitals. I have had a great association with the women’s team and the Pretoria Capitals over the past few months and I am looking forward to the upcoming IPL season. Delhi Capitals did well as a team during my previous tenure. I’ve already joined the players this time, and I look forward to seeing them as a group. Hope we all have a great time in the next few months. IPL 2023: This player will captain in place of Rishabh Pant, will the fate of Delhi Capitals wake up now?Ricky Ponting reveals how Akshar Patel turned his weakness into his biggest strengthIPL 2023: Not Ben Stokes for Dhoni, this player will prove to be X Factor, Harbhajan’s big statement
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