HomeSPORTSDavid Warner set to captain Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023

David Warner set to captain Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023

David Warner will lead Delhi Capitals within the 2023 IPL, changing the injured Rishabh Pant. ESPNcricinfo has discovered that head coach Ricky Ponting and the administration agreed Warner was the perfect man to be appointed interim captain as Pant progressively builds on his restoration having survived a horrific automotive crash in December.
With Pant dominated out enjoying cricket in 2023, Capitals needed to search for an interim captain and Warner was the standout among the many contenders which probably included Axar Patel, who was the vice-captain in 2022.

This would be the second time Warner will lead Capitals, having been the interim captain for a few matches over the last yr of his first stint with the franchise between 2009 and 2013 (Delhi Daredevils again then). Warner was purchased by Sunrirsers Hyderabad in 2014 and appointed the captain a yr later. In 2016, Warner took Sunrisers to the title. Warner is the joint-fifth most profitable captain, when it comes to matches received: in 69 matches he led, Warner’s groups received 35, misplaced 32, and tied two matches.

Captaincy by no means burdened Warner the batter and numbers help that declare: he has 2840 runs at a mean of 47.33 and a strike price of 142.28 with one century and 26 fifties. Satirically, although, it was his weak batting type within the first half of the 2021 IPL that pressured Sunrisers to bench him, earlier than he was changed as captain by Kane Williamson. It resulted in a bitter fallout between Warner and Sunrisers, who launched him forward of the 2022 mega public sale, the place the Capitals bagged him for INR 6.25 crore ($762,000 approx then).

Warner was the main run-maker for Capitals final IPL scoring 432 runs at a mean of 48 and a wholesome strike price of 150.52 together with 5 half-centuries. Capitals, although, narrowly missed making the play-offs after a heart-breaking loss in a must-win closing league match in opposition to Mumbai Indians.

Warner endured a tough first half of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, throughout which he needed to return residence after being caught on the elbow by a brief supply from Mohammed Shami within the second Check in Delhi. Even because the curtains are closing in quick on his Check profession, Warner’s white-ball profession stays sturdy and he would take a look at utilising the IPL expertise in his and Australia’s preparation for the ODI World Cup which shall be performed in India in October-November.



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