Delhi Capitals have been one of the most inconsistent teams in the Indian Premier League history. Initially, DC were known as the Delhi Daredevils. They qualified for the playoffs multiple times but never made it to the final before the 2020 season. In 2020, DC finally qualified for the final but lost against the Mumbai Indians in the summit clash.
DC have struggled to make an impact in the last two seasons. This year, Delhi became the first team to be eliminated from the race to the IPL 2023 playoffs.
Some fans felt that the team combination of the DC team was not good. Here’s a look at the four world-class players whom Delhi should have never released in the IPL.
1. Delhi Capitals should have never released Andre Russell
Andre Russell was a member of the Delhi squad before he joined the Kolkata Knight Riders. The West Indies all-rounder is one of the biggest match-winners in T20 cricket right now, but DC never used him to his full potential and gave up on him quite early.
2. Delhi Capitals should have never released Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell is another all-rounder who has become one of the biggest names in the T20 world. Maxwell can turn the game upside down in a matter of a few deliveries. He has had two stints with Delhi but the franchise released him on both occasions.
3. Trent Boult
In one of the most surprising developments, Delhi gave away Trent Boult to Mumbai Indians just before the 2020 season. Boult helped MI win the trophy that year. It was surprising to see DC release Boult despite him being one of the best fast bowlers in the world.
4. AB de Villiers
Probably the biggest mistake that DC made was releasing AB de Villiers before he hit his prime. ABD moved to Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011 and established himself as their biggest match-winner for 10 years. He has retired from all formats of cricket now.