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Delhi Capitals could go all in for Cameron Green

They have INR 19.45 crore to spend, and five spots to fill, as they look to strengthen their squad for IPL 2023

S Sudarshanan
S Sudarshanan
Cameron Green is likely to be on Delhi Capitals' radar  •  Getty Images

Cameron Green is likely to be on Delhi Capitals' radar  •  Getty Images

Who they've got
Delhi Capitals did not make the playoffs in IPL 2022, but they retained their explosive opening combination of Prithvi Shaw and David Warner, and a slew of middle-order batters like Yash Dhull, Sarfaraz Khan - who helped Mumbai win their maiden Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy title, Rovman Powell, and of course their captain Rishabh Pant. Apart from releasing four players, they also traded Shardul Thakur to Kolkata Knight Riders and got fast bowler Aman Khan.
Current squad: Rishabh Pant (capt & wk), David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal
What they have to play with
Delhi have a purse of INR 19.45 crore (USD 2.3 million approx.). They have five slots to fill, including two for overseas players.
What they need
  • One of their priorities is an allrounder. With Mitchell Marsh quite prone to injuries - he is out of the BBL for a surgery to his ankle - they would definitely look for someone who can bat in the top order and give them some overs.
  • Having released both Tim Seifert and KS Bharat, Capitals need a back-up wicketkeeper for Pant. Or they could hand the gloves over to Sarfaraz, who kept wicket for Mumbai during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
  • An understudy for Anrich Nortje would be useful too.
  • The likely targets
    Not too different from some other teams, Delhi would be looking at Cameron Green and Sam Curran, but, the bidding for them is expected to be extremely competitive.
    In case the Capitals need the assurance of another middle-order hitter, they could pick up N Jagadeesan or Harry Brook.
    As as back-up for Nortje, Riley Meredith could be a target, and if Delhi need an Indian fast bowler, KM Asif could come into the reckoning.

    S Sudarshanan is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo