As the auction for the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to take place in Chennai on February 18, all the franchises will try to grab the best players. And, Delhi Capitals are no different as the assistant coach Mohammed Kaif has said that they will look to find back-up players to strengthen the squad for the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League.
Delhi Capitals (DC) finished runners-up in the last edition of the cash-rich league and they would like to perform better this season with a strong pool of players as well as bench strength, which became a problem for them in the last season at the end of the tournament.
“We have released a few players, so we will be looking to fill those gaps. I think flexibility is the key in the auction. One can have all the plans for the auction, but things can change on the auction table,” Mohammed Kaif said. “We have to take spontaneous decisions. Our main players have been playing continuously and there are no fitness issues as well. So, we’ll be looking to acquire some back-up players in tomorrow’s auction.”
While commenting on the current squad, another assistant coach Pravin Amre shared, “To be honest, if we are asked to play tomorrow also, we have a playing XI ready with us, so I think that’s the successful planning, and that’s what we learned from other teams also, who back their core for a long time.”
On the other hand, CSK CEO Kashi Vishwanath has revealed big news about the coach Stephen Fleming and the captain MS Dhoni. He said that they would not attend the IPL 2021 auction from the venue, but will be available through the digital medium.
Notably, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) had a rather forgettable season last year where they finished at the seventh and for the first time in the history of the league that they failed to reach the playoffs as well. And, the former India opener Gautam Gambhir said that Chennai Super Kings should only focus to get a proper replacement for their Australian opener Shane Watson for this season.
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