IPL 2022 Auction: Delhi Capitals (DC) have been regularly qualifying for the playoffs in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Their best finish was in 2020 when they reached the final but lost the game to Mumbai Indians (MI).

With an aim to go that extra mile and win the title, DC has built quite an impressive squad at the IPL 2022 mega auction. Across two days, Delhi bought a total of 20 players and now has a strong 24-member squad for the upcoming 15th edition of the tournament.

One of the highlights of the IPL 2022 auction was Delhi securing a few top players for steal prices. The likes of T20 World Cup winners David Warner and Mitchell Marsh were picked for a low amount than expected. DC bought KS Bharat and Mustafizur Rahman were bought for INR 2 crore each, while they secured in-demand Shardul Thakur for INR 10.75 crore.

On Day 2 of the auction, Delhi clearly went in for Indian pacers and middle-order batsmen. DC spent almost 50% of their remaining purse on Sunday to buy Khaleel Ahmed and Chetan Sakariya. Khaleel was a tad overpriced which limited their purse. However, Delhi still bagged Rovman Powell to fill the finisher’s slot. He can also bowl a couple of overs if required. The 2020 finalists, however, failed to sign a backup spin option.

IPL 2022 Auction: Delhi Capitals’ New Buys, Full Squad, Possible Playing XI
IPL 2022 Auction: Delhi Capitals’ New Buys, Full Squad, Possible Playing XI

IPL 2022 Auction: Players retained by DC

Rishabh Pant (16 crore), Axar Patel (9 crore), Prithvi Shaw (7.5 crore), and Anrich Nortje (6.5 crore).

IPL 2022 Auction: Players bought by DC

Indian players: Shardul Thakur (10.75 crore), Kuldeep Yadav (2 crore), Ashwin Hebbar (20 lakh), Sarfaraz Khan (20 lakh), Kamlesh Nagarkoti (1.1 crore), KS Bharat (2 crore), Mandeep Singh (1.1 crore), Khaleel Ahmed (5.25 crore), Chetan Sakariya (4.2 crore), Lalit Yadav (65 lakh), Ripal Patel (20 lakh), Yash Dhull (50 lakh), Praveen Dubey (50 lakh), Vicky Ostwal (20 lakh)

Overseas players: David Warner (Australia, 6.25 crore), Mitchell Marsh (Australia, 6.5 crore), Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh, 2 crore), Rovman Powell (West Indies, 2.8 crore), Lungi Ngidi (South Africa, 50 lakh), Tim Seifert (New Zealand, 50 lakh)

Players Bought By DC at IPL 2022 Auction: 20

Funds spent: INR 89.9 crore

Funds remaining at the end of the mega auction: INR 0.1 crore.

Delhi Capitals Possible Playing XI:

Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c/wk), Sarfaraz Khan/Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya.

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