Shikhar Dhawan Confident That Delhi Capitals Will Win IPL 2020

Shikhar Dhawan is confident that Delhi Capitals will lift their maiden IPL title in 2020 which will be the 13th edition of IPL in the Emirates across three venues- Sharjah, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi. Delhi Capitals have added Anrich Nortje and Daniel Sams in place of Jason Roy and Chris Woakes. The team boost of batsmen like Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and bowlers like Ravi Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, and Mohit Sharma while allrounders Axar Patel and Marcus Stoinis give them necessary balance. Shikhar Dhawan: Delhi Capitals Confident Of

Shikhar Dhawan Confident That Delhi Capitals Will Win IPL 2020
Delhi Capitals

Shikhar Dhawan is confident that Delhi Capitals will lift their maiden title in 2020 which will be the 13th edition of IPL in the Emirates across three venues- Sharjah, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi. Delhi Capitals have added Anrich Nortje and Daniel Sams in place of Jason Roy and Chris Woakes.

The team boost of batsmen like Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and bowlers like Ravi Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, and Mohit Sharma while allrounders Axar Patel and Marcus Stoinis give them necessary balance.

Delhi Capitals, DC, IPL 2020
Delhi Capitals. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Shikhar Dhawan: Delhi Capitals Confident Of Winning IPL 2020

Shikhar Dhawan scored 521 runs in 16 matches last year where his career-best score of 97 not out also came. He has so far amassed 4579 runs in 159 matches averaging 33.42.

“First five months I did not really think about cricket, it was just about making sure that we do not get the infection, once we were allowed to go out, I started training. I invested in my training and I used to visualize myself playing good cricket,” Dhawan said in a press conference here on Sunday.

Shikhar Dhawan, Delhi Capitals, IPL 2020,
Shikhar Dhawan. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

As a team, we are looking forward to playing this IPL nicely, it is important to get together as a team, we have a balanced side, we are confident that we will win the tournament this year,” he added.

Delhi Capitals won the eliminator by 2 wickets but lost the 2nd qualifier to CSK by 6 wickets.

Shikhar Dhawan: Shreyas Iyer Will Lead Team Nicely Since He Has An Open Mind

Shreyas Iyer was the captain last year too and will look to carry forward his form and look to cement his place in the Indian team. He has scored 1681 runs in 62 matches averaging a shade over 30. He had scored 463 runs in 2019.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Praising the team’s captain, Shreyas Iyer, Dhawan said: “Shreyas did a good job as a captain in the last season as well, this year we have (Ravichandran) Ashwin and (Ajinkya) Rahane as well, they are experienced campaigners, Shreyas has an open mind, he would be open to learning from them, I am confident that Shreyas would lead the team nicely this year as well.”

Initially, the 13th edition of the IPL was slated to begin on March 29 but it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and had to be moved abroad to UAE due to rising cases in India.

During the tournament, the players will have to adhere to strict protocols laid down by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

“I never thought for a moment that there was a risk of playing this tournament, I am confident about my health, we are following safety guidelines, we have been tested eight-nine times already for COVID-19, we are walking around with a badge/tracking device, BCCI has done a good job, it is a good thing that the tournament is going ahead in these testing times,” he said.

Shikhar Dhawan said that BCCI has done a good job as the players have already been tested several times for COVID-19. Delhi Capitals had finished 8th in 2018, 6th in 2017 and 2016, and 7th in 2015. They finished 3rd in 2009 and 2012 as well as 2019.

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