IPL 2023: David Warner to lead Delhi Capitals; Axar Patel to be vice-captain | Cricket News

MUMBAI: The JSW-GMR condominium Capitals of Delhi Australian striker David Warner was named captain for the upcoming Indian Premier League season on Thursday.
Warner acts as skipper for Rishabh Pants, who is currently in rehab and recovery after a traffic accident on December 31. Meanwhile, Versatile Axar Patel was named vice-captain of the team. The franchise has also announced former India captain Sourav Ganguly as the franchise’s director of cricket. Ganguly has been associated with Delhi Capitals also in the past, in the role of mentor, during the 2019 season.

A Capitals statement quoted Warner as saying: “Rishabh has been a tremendous leader for the Delhi Capitals, and we will all miss having him with us. I would like to thank management for the faith and trust they always have. shown. in me. This franchise has always been my home, and I couldn’t be more excited to lead such a talented group of players. I can’t wait to meet them all and start cracking up!”
Meanwhile, Ganguly said: “I am delighted to be back with the Delhi Capitals. My association with the women’s team and the Pretoria Capitals over the past few months has been fantastic, and I look forward to next IPL season. Delhi Capitals did well as a team during my last stint with them. I have already been involved with the players this time around, and I am looking forward to seeing them as a group. I hope that we’re all going to have a great time over the next two months.”

“This is an extremely exciting time for the Capitals franchise,” said team president and co-owner Parthian Jindal, on the latest developments. “Between the previous IPL and the one to come, our Capitals family has grown. We are now the proud owners of a team in the current Women’s Premier League, and have enjoyed successful opening seasons across the leagues. organized in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates recently. In the absence of Rishabh, there could not have been a more suitable candidate than David to lead the Delhi Capitals. With him as leader, and Ricky and Dada overseeing all proceedings, I have no doubt that we are going to be the team to watch in the competition.”
Team co-owner Kiran Kumar Gandhi said: “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome David on board as captain, and Dada back to our franchise. They are among the many reasons to look forward to the next season of the IPL. , which also marks the return of fans to Qila Kotla after a gap of three years. Their presence greatly strengthens our team and we can’t wait to see them fill the stands. I wish everyone all the best for a successful IPL 2023.”
The 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League will kick off on March 31, 2023. Delhi Capitals will face Lucknow Super Giants in their season opener in an away game on April 1, 2023.


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