Who will Lead DC? When will Rishab Pant return?

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Who will Lead DC: On December 30, Rishabh Pant was involved in a car accident while driving from Roorkee to New Delhi. According to eyewitnesses and videos, his car caught fire, but he was able to escape miraculously. The injuries sustained by Pant, as confirmed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), include two cuts on his forehead, a ligament tear in his right knee, as well as injuries to his right wrist, ankle, toe, back, and feet.

After the accident, the BCCI arranged for Pant to be transported from Dehradun to Mumbai for further treatment and also did everything possible to support Pant during this tough time of his life. Pant underwent surgery and other procedures to treat his ligament tears.
It is good to hear that the surgery went well and that Rishabh Pant is on the road to recovery. After such a serious car accident, it is important for him to take the time he needs to fully recover and regain his strength. We wish him all the best for a speedy and complete recovery.

According to former Indian cricket team captain and current Delhi Capitals manager Sourav Ganguly, Rishabh Pant may require up to two years to make a return to the Indian team following his serious car accident
Rishabh Pant’s unfortunate accident, which will keep him off the field for an extended period, has prompted the Delhi Capitals (DC) to find a new captain for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season.
Ganguly revealed that Delhi Capitals have not yet announced a replacement for Pant, and he is contemplating the selection of either Abhishek Porel, a young player, or Sheldon Jackson, a seasoned domestic player, for the position. As for the captaincy role, Australian opener David Warner may be a possible choice due to his experience, but the team is still taking some time to finalize their decision.

Who is David warner and when did he debut in IPL?

David Warner is an Australian cricketer who is primarily known for his batting abilities. He made his debut in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008, playing for the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) franchise. It was Virender Sehwag who recognized Warner’s talent and brought him to the international stage. Despite having no first-class cricket experience, Warner became a sensation in the IPL and later for the Australian cricket team. Warner has often acknowledged Sehwag’s crucial role in his career.

Warner has been one of the most consistent performers in the IPL, scoring over 5000 runs in 148 matches, with a highest score of 126. He has been a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise since 2014, leading them to the title in 2016.

Apart from his IPL exploits, Warner has also been a mainstay in the Australian cricket team, having played over 80 Test matches, 123 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 81 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for his country. He has been one of the leading run-scorers in Test cricket for Australia and is considered one of the best opening batsmen in the world.

Why is David warner the right choice ?

Having previously led Sunrisers Hyderabad to victory in the 2016 season, David Warner, the Australian opening batsman, brings valuable leadership experience to Delhi Capitals in the upcoming IPL 2023 season. The franchise will begin their campaign against Lucknow Super Giants in Lucknow on April 1. He is known for his aggressive captaincy style in the IPL and has been a consistent performer for Sunrisers Hyderabad as a player in the past .

Warner had a successful stint with Delhi Capitals in the 2022 season following a bitter exit from Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Warner played for SRH from 2014 to 2021 and is till date the highest run scorer for SRH, he has the highest number of centuries (2) , the highest number of 6’s (143), and a whopping average of 49.55 During his time in SRH, he won 3 orange caps in the IPL .

Not only as a batsman, David also had a great captaincy career during his time in SRH before being sacked as captain in the 2021 IPL, David Warner’s statistics as a captain in IPL are quite impressive, with 35 wins, 30 losses, two tied. but what If David Warner remains unavailable for IPL 2023 due to his elbow injury –

David Warner sustained a hairline fracture on his elbow after being hit during the second Test in Delhi. Following a thorough assessment, it has been determined that he will require a rehabilitation period, which means he will not be able to participate in the remaining matches of the Test series. Therefore, Warner will be ruled out of the Test series against India to recover and undergo the necessary rehabilitation for his elbow injury.
The fans and DC management can only hope and pray for the speedy recovery of David because
If he is unable to recover in time for the IPL, this will undoubtedly be a setback for his team and their plans. However, like any team, they will need to adapt to the situation and look for alternative options to ensure their team’s success in the tournament. The team management will have to assess the situation and explore available replacements or consider promoting their existing players to fill the gap left by the absence of both Pant and Warner

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