IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals’ bench strength is probably good enough to form another IPL team, opines Ravi Ashwin

Delhi Capitals registered their fourth win in 5 matches after defeating RCB by 59 runs on Tuesday. Shreyas Iyer and Co. put on an all-round show to outclass RCB in all departments. Delhi Capitals’ side is rated as one of the best sides in IPL 2020. They are one balanced side which has the right mix of youth and experience.

DC spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin also lauded the bench strength of the unit. He highlighted the fact that the team have enough resources at the bench who could turn out to be great replacements in the playing XI. He even went onto say that the bench strength of the DC is good enough to form another IPL team.

That’s one of the beauties of this particular Delhi side. Even when my shoulder dislocated, Amit came in and played the role. Now he is injured, so Axar has come in and played the role. There is enough strength on our bench and sometimes when it comes to the IPL, the people coming out of that bench become very important. That bench is probably good enough to be another IPL team, it has got a lot of quality,” Ravichandran Ashwin said during the post-match press conference.

Axar Patel

Ravichandran Ashwin showered praise on Axar Patel while terming him as an under-rated player in the tournament. The former stated that Axar Patel bowl with great discipline and builds pressure at one end.

Sometimes we tend to blow-up images and stats in T20 cricket. Sometimes I feel it is a bit overrated in a game like T20 because it is somewhat like a football, where people are playing their roles and one such person is Axar. He always goes under the radar. He builds the pressure up for someone else to capitalise and take the wicket,” Ravichandran Ashwin said.

Delhi Capitals will meet Rajasthan Royals in their next game on Friday at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.