Every cricket fan would have read the unfortunate news of Rishabh Pant’s accident. The Indian cricketer has suffered some severe injuries, and reports have stated that he could remain out of action for the next four to six months, meaning Rishabh can miss IPL 2023.
Considering that Rishabh Pant still has many years of cricket left in his career, neither the Indian cricket team nor the Delhi Capitals should rush his comeback to the field. It is likely that Pant will miss both Border-Gavaskar Trophy and IPL 2023. He is currently the captain of Delhi Capitals, and the franchise will have to now appoint a new captain for the 2023 season.
Shreyas Iyer is no longer with DC, which is why a new player can be seen leading the Delhi-based franchise in the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League. Here is a list of the top two candidates:
1. David Warner could lead Delhi Capitals if Rishabh Pant is unavailable in IPL 2023
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Australian cricket team star David Warner joined the Delhi Capitals at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Warner is a former IPL team captain, having led the SunRisers Hyderabad in the past. The left-handed batter even led the Orange Army to their maiden championship in 2016.
Since he has such a great record in the IPL as a player and a captain, David Warner should be the top pick to lead the Capitals in IPL 2023.
2. Rovman Powell
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Another player who could lead the Delhi-based franchise in IPL 2023 is West Indies’ hard-hitter Rovman Powell. In case you didn’t know, Powell is the captain of DC’s franchise in International League T20 named the Dubai Capitals.
Besides, Powell was the winning captain of Caribbean Premier League in the 2022 season. He has done a great job as a leader, and if he leads Dubai Capitals to the ILT20 championship, Powell could become a serious contender to lead the Delhi-based team as well.