DC: Delhi Capitals ended the TATA IPL 2022 at fifth place. They registered seven wins and seven defeats and fell short in their last group game against the Mumbai Indians. As a result, they couldn’t reach the playoffs last season. Meanwhile, the franchise has done a really good job of picking players with the skillset that DC missed in 2022. They have added some good middle-order batters and finishers.
On the other hand, the franchise invested a big amount in an uncapped Indian pacer named Mukesh Kumar to acquire him. However, the franchise is known for signing budget players, which is why only skipper Rishabh Pant is taking over INR 10 crore from the franchise for one season. And we will check on the costliest players for DC for the coming IPL season in 2023.
5. David Warner – INR 6.25 Crore
Veteran Australian opener and the third-highest run scorer in the IPL, David Warner, joined the Delhi Capitals in 2022. A number of IPL franchises bid on him, but it was DC that acquired him for INR 6.25 crore. Warner was part of the Delhi team from 2009 to 2013, and then he played in 2022. Warner is their fifth-most expensive player. In 2022, he scored 432 runs in 12 innings at an average and strike rate of 48 and 150.52 with five half-centuries (the most).
4. Anrich Nortje / Mitchell Marsh – INR 6.5 Crore
Mitchell Marsh was bought by the franchise in the 2022 auction for a price of INR 6.5 crore, while Anrich Nortje was retained at the same price by DC. Thus, these two overseas stars are the joint-fourth highest paid players by the Delhi Capitals for the coming season. Nortje played only six games last season and took nine wickets, while Marsh played eight games in 2022. He scored 251 runs at 31.38 with two half-centuries. These two players will be important members of the team going forward.
3. Prithvi Shaw – INR 7.5 Crore
Prithvi Shaw is a one-of-a-kind batter who knows only one way of batting, which is to just go after the bowling from the very first ball. He is among the most aggressive openers in the league. Shaw joined the Delhi franchise in 2018, and since then, he has been part of the team. He was one of four players retained for 2022. The franchise is paying him an amount of INR 7.5 crore per season. Shaw scored 283 runs in 10 games at a brilliant strike rate of 152.97 last season..
2. Axar Patel – INR 9 Crore
Indian spin-bowling all-rounder Axar Patel will be charging the second-most fee from the franchise in 2023. He has been part of the team since 2019 and DC retained him for a price tag of INR 9 crore. He didn’t have a great season in 2022, he would have liked. Axar played 13 games and took only six wickets at an economy rate of 7.47 and also scored 182 runs at an average of 45.50.
1. Rishabh Pant – INR 16 Crore
Rishabh Pant is currently the highest paid cricketer for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL. He is getting an amount of INR 16 crore to play one season. Pant made his IPL debut in 2016, and since then, he has been with the Delhi team. He is also the captain and has been doing well in both departments. Pant scored 340 runs in 13 innings in 2022 at an average of 30.91 and a strike rate of 151.79.
Delhi Capitals Most Expensive Player in IPL 2023
|Rishabh Pant||16 Crore||Batsman/Wicket-keeper|
|Axar Patel||9 Crore||All-rounder|
|Prithvi Shaw||7.5 Crore||Batsman|
|Anrich Nortje||6.5 Crore||Bowler|
|Mitchell Marsh||6.5 Crore||All-rounder|
|David Warner||6.25 Crore||Batsman|
|Mukesh Kumar||5.5 crore||Bowler|
|Khaleel Ahmed||5.25 crore||Bowler|
|Rilee Rossouw||4.6 crore||Batsman|
|Chetan Sakariya||4.2 crore||Bowler|