David Warner, an Australian batsman, is expected to lead Delhi Capitals in the next Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season, which begins on March 31. While Rishabh Pant, the Indian wicketkeeper, is still recovering from injuries sustained in a terrible automobile accident in December of last year, Warner will take over as captain.
Warner may be the ideal candidate for the position this year,
According to head coach Ricky Ponting and the DC team management. According to ESPNcricinfo, given his expertise guiding an IPL club, Sunrisers Hyderabad, to the championship in the past.
DC had the choice of selecting Warner or vice-captain Axar Patel. But they opted for the former since Pant was expected to miss the majority of 2023. Warner will captain the Capitals for the second time; he previously served as interim captain for a few games in the final season of his first contract with the team, which he had from 2009 to 2013. (Delhi Daredevils back then).
The Australian opener was purchased by Sunrirsers Hyderabad in 2014 and named captain a year later. He has since travelled back to India to join the Australian ODI team after missing the last two Tests owing to an elbow injury. Warner led SRH to the IPL championship in 2016.
In 69 games, Warner’s teams won 35, lost 32, and tied two, placing them joint-fifth among all captains in terms of victories. Warner has led his team to 2840 runs at an average of 47.33 and a strike rate of 142.28. Including a century and 26 fifty-sevens.
Warner was released by SRH
Prior to the IPL 2022 mega auction, when DC purchased Warner for Rs 6.25 crore, David Warner was released by SRH. In IPL 2022, the Australian southpaw led the Caps in run production. Hitting 432 runs at an average of 48 and a respectable 150.52 strike rate, including five half-centuries. The Capitals, however, just missed qualifying for the play-offs after suffering a devastating loss to the Mumbai Indians in the decisive league encounter.
Warner’s teams had a record of 35 wins, 32 losses, and two ties in 69 games. Which matched them for fifth place among all captains in terms of victories. With a strike rate of 142.28 and an average of 47.33 runs per game. Warner has guided his club to 2840 runs, including a century and 26 fifty-sevens.
Warner was released by SRH prior to the IPL 2022 big auction, when DC bought Warner for Rs 6.25 crore. With 432 runs scored at an average of 48 and a respectable 150.52 strike rate in IPL 2022. The Australian southpaw lead the Capitals in run production. This includes five half-centuries. However, the Capitals narrowly missed making the playoffs after losing badly to the Mumbai Indians in the pivotal league game.