The 16th season of the Indian Premier League has been underway for exactly two weeks, and Delhi Capitals have yet to record a victory. There is no one else to blame except themselves for a large portion of their losses. Only a small portion of the players are aware that the IPL has already begun, while several players are still asleep.
David Warner, Axar Patel, and Anrich Nortje are a few of the woke athletes. From a reasonable standpoint, everyone else has appeared unimpressive. Despite leading the squad in scoring with three fifties in four games, DC’s Australian captain has drawn criticism for his runs not actually benefiting the team.
Into the 13th over… DC – 98/5
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Warner has been a target of IPL expert analysts and former legends of the tournament. The pace in which he has scored runs this season has not contributed for the benefit of the team and former KKR, RCB and Punjab Kings opener Chris Gayle became the latest to call him out.
Gayle played in the same position as Warner and knows the importance of Openers getting the team off to a cracking start. “Warner’s slow batting pace puts massive pressure on not just himself the Batters to follow.” – said Gayle. The Universe Boss further stated that being the senior most batter, Warner should play the anchor role and increase his strike rate.
DC had an opportunity to win their first match against Mumbai Indians but ended up losing the tie. Warner scored his 3rd half-century of the season but a very slow strike of 108 as he notched 51 off 47 balls. To that, Chris Gayle said – “Although Warner started well but due to timing flaws he could not carry it on. He took 43 balls to reach his Fifty”
The 43-year-old said that Warner looked promising initially but he could not contain and put pressure on the remaining batsmen. “Players want to come out and go all guns blazing but Warner is unable to get off the mark, which is causing trouble to Delhi Capitals.
Meanwhile, DC’s next match will tale place on March 15 against Royal Challengers Bangalore from 3:30 PM onwards.