Mostafiz will get a chance in Delhi’s original XI

Mostafiz will get a chance in Delhi’s original XI

Since Shakib Al Hasan did not get a team in IPL this time, Mostafizur Rahman’s Delhi Capitals will be in the center of interest of the people of Bangladesh. They have recruited a Bangladeshi left-arm pacer with a base price of Rs 2 crore. Let’s see who else is in the team except Mostafiz!

Batsmen: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Srikar Bharat, Rovman Powell
Wicketkeeper: Rishabh Pant, Tim Seifert Pace All-rounder: Shardul Tagore, Mitchell Marsh, Mandeep Singh, Ashwin Hebbar, Ripple Patel, Spin All-rounder
, Lavar, Yarf
Dhule, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Astwal Fast
bowlers: Anrikh Narkia, Mostafizur Rahman, Khalil Ahmed, Chetan Sakaria, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lungi Ngidi
Spinner: Kuldeep Yadav

Delhi had detained the four before the auction. Spinning all-rounder Akshar Patel, South African pacer Anrikh Narkia and batsman Prithviraj Shaw were on the list along with captain Rishabh Pant. These four will be regulars in the original XI, that’s for sure. Last time, Shikhar Dhawan was seen opening the innings with Prithvi Shar. This is not happening as Dhawan has moved to Punjab this time. As a result, newcomer David Warner will be ahead in the race to be Shar’s partner. Who is considered one of the best batsmen and captains in the history of IPL; Although Warner will not be captaining for Pant in Delhi.

At number three, Delhi played either a foreigner or Shreyas Iyer last season. Among the foreigners were Steve Smith and Marcus Stones. Shreyas, Smith, Stones – none of the three are in Delhi this time. One Australian all-rounder, Mitchell Marsh, has been named in the squad to replace the Australian all-rounder, who was instrumental in Australia winning the World Twenty20. Despite playing in other positions in the batting line-up, Marsh has come down to number three in the last one year. As a result, he can be seen in this role in Delhi. At number four, team captain Rishabh Pant can play as usual.

In the middle order, Yash Dhul, captain of the World Cup-winning U-19 team, Shreekar Bharat, who shined in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and played in Bangalore last season, Sarfaraz Khan from Sunrisers Hyderabad, Ripal Patel, who played in Delhi last season, can play either of the two. The spinning all-rounder will be Akshar Patel, with Kuldeep Yadav from Kolkata Knight Riders being seen to diversify the wrist spin. Shardul Tagore, who came into the team as a pace bowling all-rounder with a quarter of Rs 11 crore, is guaranteed a place.

Delhi retains Anrikh Narkia as the team’s main pacer, naturally this speed star will be played regularly. The question is whether Mostafiz will play as the second pacer of the team with Narkia. Mostafiz will be battling with another South African pacer, Lungi Ngidi, and India’s two left-arm pacers, Chetan Sakaria and Khalil Ahmed. Delhi has spent around Rs 10 crore to buy Sakaria and Khalil. However, since Shardul and Narkia are playing, at least two of them can play between three left-handers Mostafiz, Khalil and Sakaria in terms of bowling variety.

Mostafiz and Sakaria, both played for Rajasthan last season. One cannot play for another, since Mostafiz is a foreigner, so his chances of playing are less হলেও although it was thought so, it did not happen last time. Mostafiz and Sakaria have played regularly in the Rajasthan XI. This time too Delhi can apply the ‘formula’.

With Warner, Marsh and Narkia in place as foreigners, Mostafiz will be battling Caribbean batsman Rovman Powell, New Zealand wicketkeeper Tim Seifert and South African pacer Lungi Ngidi for the rest. Delhi will not have another foreign wicketkeeper in the squad due to Pant’s regular play, so Seifert may not be seen in the starting XI. Judging by the batting power of Delhi, they should not play Rovman Powell regularly. As a result, the main battle as another foreigner will be between Mostafiz and NGD. Mostafiz must be ahead due to his left-handedness and ability to pick up wickets at the end of the innings.

One more thing should not be forgotten, as soon as the name of Mostafiz came up on the auction table, Delhi grabbed him; Which is not the case with NGD. After being unsold in the first phase, the pacer was sold at the base price in the second phase. As a result, the attitude of Delhi at the auction table means that they are giving more importance to Mostafiz than NGD.