Delhi Capitals Report card: Rishabh Pant buried under the burden of captaincy, ‘injury’ inside and outside the field drowned him

Where did Delhi Capitals go wrong in IPL 2022?

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DC match review: Delhi Capitals missed the chance to go to the playoffs, got 7 wins in 14 matches. The defeat against Mumbai Indians in the last league match again broke the dream of winning the IPL.

In IPL 2022, Delhi Capitals, which took more than one player, started the tournament with a spectacular victory over Mumbai Indians, but this team also ended its journey. Rishabh Pant’s team reached the final in 2020, made it to the playoffs last season but this time it had to face disappointment. Delhi Capitals (Delhi Capitals Report card) Won 7 out of 14 matches in IPL 2022 and she could not keep the level of the game high in important matches, for which she had to bear the brunt. What mistakes did the Ponting and Pant pair make this season? Which matches did it cost him to lose? Also how was the performance of the players? Know more about everything

Journey of Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022

Delhi won their first match against Mumbai Indians by four wickets. After that he lost two consecutive matches. Gujarat beat him by 14 runs and then Lucknow beat him by 6 wickets. Delhi made a good comeback after beating Kolkata by 44 runs but after that they lost to RCB by 16 runs. Delhi defeated Punjab and Kolkata but Rajasthan-Lucknow defeated them. Especially the defeat from Lucknow by just 6 runs stinged him a lot. In the end, Delhi had to win their last three league matches to reach the playoffs. He also raised hopes by defeating Punjab and Rajasthan, but in the last league match, Mumbai knocked him out of the tournament after defeating him by five wickets.

Many setbacks for Delhi in IPL 2022

Delhi Capitals had to go through a very difficult phase in IPL 2022. His cricketers turned out to be Kovid positive. The support staff also got Kovid. Mitchell Marsh reached the hospital due to Kovid. At the same time, Prithvi Shaw could not play 4 matches due to ill health. Delhi Capitals had to bear the brunt of this.

How was the performance of the players?

In batting, only David Warner was able to perform well for this team. Warner scored 432 runs in 12 matches at an average of 48. 5 half-centuries came from his bat. Mitchell Marsh also scored 251 runs in 8 matches at an average of 31.37. Captain Pant scored 340 runs in 13 innings at an average of more than 30 but he failed to play the best innings consistently. Rovman Powell was also able to score 250 runs at an average of 25. Prithvi Shaw’s bat scored 283 runs at an average of 28.30. Akshar Patel must have scored 182 runs at an average of over 45.

Among the bowlers, Kuldeep Yadav was the top performer of the team. He took 21 wickets in his name. Apart from them, Khaleel Ahmed took 16 wickets and Shardul Thakur took 15 wickets. Norkhia took 9 wickets in 6 matches but his economy rate was more than 9 runs per over. Shardul’s economy rate was around 10 runs per over.

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Rishabh Pant shattered under the pressure of captaincy

Rishabh Pant was seen under a lot of pressure as a captain. In the middle of the tournament, his captaincy was questioned by many former cricketers. In the last and do or die match, Pant made two such mistakes, after which his team was out of the league itself. Pant dropped a simple catch and did not use DRS against Tim David while he was out. After this, David gave a quick innings victory to Mumbai. After the end of Delhi Capitals’ campaign, head coach Ricky Ponting certainly defended Pant but perhaps he knew that mistakes made on the captaincy front had hurt the team.