Delhi Capitals have announced Warner as captain in absence of Pant

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In an official announcement, the Delhi Capitals, co-owned by JSW-GMR, declared that Australian batsman David Warner will lead the team in the upcoming season of the TATA Indian Premier League. This comes as a replacement for Rishabh Pant, who is presently in the midst of rehabilitation and recovery. Furthermore, the franchise revealed that all-rounder Axar Patel has been appointed as the team’s Vice Captain. In addition, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly was named the team’s Director of Cricket. Ganguly had previously served as a Mentor for the Delhi Capitals in the 2019 season.


Speaking on his new role, David Warner said:

“Rishabh has been a terrific leader for Delhi Capitals, and we’re all going to miss having him around. I would like to thank the management for the faith and trust they’ve always shown in me. This franchise has always been home for me, and I couldn’t be more excited to lead such a supremely talented bunch of players. I can’t wait to meet them all, and get cracking!”

Meanwhile, Director of Cricketer Sourav Ganguly said:

“I’m excited to be back with the Delhi Capitals. My association with the women’s team, and the Pretoria Capitals over the last few months has been fantastic, and I’m looking forward to the upcoming season of the IPL. Delhi Capitals had done well as a team during my last stint with them. I’ve already been involved with the players this time around, and I’m keen to see them as a group. Hopefully, we will all have a great time over the next couple of months.”

On March 31st, 2023, the 16th season of the Indian Premier League will commence. Delhi Capitals will embark on their new campaign with an away game against Lucknow Super Giants on April 1st, 2023.

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