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Which team has a good chance of winning IPL 2020? Sunil Gavaskar opens up

Friday, September 18, 2020 • Tamil Sport News Comments
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Former Indian skipper turned commentator Sunil Gavaskar mentioned in a recent interview that he felt the Delhi Capitals have a very good chance of winning the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, citing that the team had picked out some great T20 players this season.

Gavaskar reportedly said, "Delhi Capitals have a very good chance of winning IPL this time. They have selected some very good T20 players. If their batting clicks in IPL 2020 then they can surely win this time. Their selection of overseas players is good." Delhi Capitals, who used to be Delhi Daredevils, are the only team that didn't make it to the final in the history of IPL. They qualified for the playoffs for the first time in seven years in 2019, but lost to Chennai Super Kings in the semi-final match. Speaking about the batting line-up of the team this year, Sunil Gavaskar said, "The kind of batting ability Delhi Capitals have this season is amazing. Even if only two players perform, DC can score big throughout the tournament. Prithvi Shaw can open for them and give DC a good start. DC skipper Shreyas Iyer can come at No.3 and play his shots. Rishabh Pant can finish matches for Delhi Capitals at No.4 or No.5 with his big-hitting skills."

"I will pick Shimron Hetmyer in Delhi's playing XI. He would like to prove himself after a flop IPL 2019 for RCB. I don't think Ajinkya Rahane will be able to make in the playing XI of Delhi Capitals. Marcus Stoinis can come at No.6, following him would be the West Indian all-rounder Keemo Paul. DC's spin department, comprising R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane and Amit Mishra is at par with CSK's; any three of those four could play every single game. Delhi has got a lot of options in spin bowling. R Ashwin is experienced and he was leading KXIP last year. Shreyas Iyer will get a lot of help from Ashwin in taking decisions," he concluded. Delhi Capitals will be starting their IPL 2020 campaign against Kings XI Punjab in Dubai on September 20.

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