In the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, the Delhi Capitals (DC) have a balance in their squad that many teams could envy, thanks to their formidable all-rounder pair of Mitchell Marsh and Axar Patel. Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg has highlighted this duo as a significant advantage for the team in the highly competitive league.

DC have got Axar Patel and Mitchell Marsh, two fine all-rounders. Not too many teams this IPL have two big all-rounders like this

Brad Hogg, YouTube channel

Mitchell Marsh has advanced his T20 career significantly by moving higher up the batting order, which has showcased his ability to impact games considerably. However, his potential has not been entirely translated into his IPL performances thus far. With the new season on the horizon, Hogg and cricket aficionados alike are optimistic that Marsh will channel his improved T20 form into the forthcoming IPL games, potentially fortifying DC’s middle order.

Axar Patel brings in variety with his left arm off spin, but also can be utilized with his left-hand batting in any scenario, which Ricky Ponting and the Delhi Capitals would like.

Brad Hogg, YouTube channel

Axar Patel, on the other hand, has been on a steady ascension, so much so that he is nipping at the heels of Ravindra Jadeja for the tag of India’s first-choice spin-bowling all-rounder. His recent exploits for India in the short-format bear testimony to his growing prowess. In IPL 2023, Patel delivered a commendable performance by scoring 283 runs with an impressive strike rate of 139.41, alongside scalping 11 crucial wickets for Delhi Capitals. His ability to deliver with both bat and ball adds depth and dynamism to the squad.

When we look at DC’s strength, it is their bowling. Kuldeep Yadav will be used in the middle overs, where he will pick some crucial wickets, and then you have Axar Patel, he is the type of spinner that you can use in the powerplay, the middle overs, and the back end of the innings. They also spin the ball the opposite way, and they complement each other well.

Brad Hogg, YouTube channel

Delhi Capitals will also be bolstered by the return of players who are on top of their game, such as the talented spinner Kuldeep Yadav and the pace spearhead Anrich Nortje. Their form, coupled with the existing potent bowling lineup, including the likes of Axar Patel and Kuldeep, gives DC a varied and lethal spin bowling unit. This ensemble is adept at taking wickets while maintaining accuracy, creating a multi-faceted attack that should be effective on any surface.

Looking ahead to the season’s start, Delhi Capitals are set to begin their IPL 2024 campaign against Punjab Kings on Saturday, March 23. With a team that radiates a perfect blend of bowling prowess and all-round capabilities, they are unquestionably one of the sides to watch this season. The key could very well lie in how their dynamic duo—Mitchell Marsh and Axar Patel—rise to the occasion and deliver on the faith shown by Hogg and countless DC hopefuls. Will they be able to turn potential into performance? IPL 2024 is poised to give us the answer.

Share this post!

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *