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The Capitals made the final for the first time last season and would like to take it a step further this time. Going into the auction, the Capitals did not have a lot of problems to address, but if one looks at their squad – you will find they need a good Indian pacer in their ranks. What that will do is give them the balance that they would be looking for. Avesh Khan is their only Indian pacer and he is not experienced. Also Read - IPL 2022 Auction: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Suresh Raina to Dinesh Karthik; Indian Players at a Base Price of Rs 2 Crore Who May go Unsold
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They were among the best teams last year but they could not cross the final hurdle as they lost to defending champions Mumbai Indians. Throughout the tournament, they were consistent apart from a couple of games here and there. Their overseas pacers – Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje – were the stars. While Rabada was among the top wicket-takers of the tournament, Norte bowled fast and troubled top-order players.
What DC spent at the auction?
DC has eight available slots to be filled which include three overseas spots.
DC Money Spent: TBA crore
DC Players Bought: Steve Smith (Rs 2.2 crore), Umesh Yadav (Rs 1 crore), Ripal Patel (Rs 20 lakh), Vishnu Vinod (Rs 20 lakh), Manimaran Siddharth (Rs 20 lakh), Lukman Meriwala (Rs 20 lakh)
DC Full Squad: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Pravin Dubey, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Steve Smith, Vishnu Vinod, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Manimaran SiddharthLukman Meriwala