Delhi Capitals, the runner-up of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 spend an amount of 11.25 crore to add some more valuable and required players to their squad. Delhi Capitals are still looking for their maiden IPL trophy and the new players that added to the team could play a crucial role to turn their dreams into reality.
The franchise bought Tom Curran at a whopping price of 5.25 crore, who is the most expensive player for Delhi in the 2021 Auction. The team also bought one of the Test cricket experts, also the former captain of Rajasthan Royals Steve Smith. The franchise known for its young team unit added more youngsters to the squad ahead of IPL14. Sam Billings who already played for the Capitals came back again to the team. The pacer Umesh Yadav who was released by Royal Challengers Bangalore will now be seen in DC’s jersey in IPL 2021. The franchise also bought some players for their base price only and gave them the opportunity to showcase their skills.
The players sold to Delhi Capitals and their price:
- Steve Smith (Rs 2.2 crore),
- Umesh Yadav (Rs 1 crore),
- Ripal Patel (Rs 20 lakh),
- Vishnu Vinod (Rs 20 lakh),
- Manimaran Siddharth (Rs 20 lakh),
- Lukman Meriwala (Rs 20 lakh),
- Tom Curran (Rs 5.25 crore),
- Sam Billings (Rs 2 crore)
Shreyas Iyer, skipper of Delhi Capitals will try to use these key players accordingly in the team. The franchise will also hope and pray to get their maiden IPL trophy under the experiences of Steve Smith and Umesh Yadav. DC retained its key players like Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer.
Retained: Shreyas Iyer (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Anrich Nortje.