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Delhi Capitals Playing 11 for DC vs PBKS IPL 2022: Who will replace Mitchell Marsh?

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Mitchell Marsh DC vs PBKS: Things have not worked out in an ideal manner for the Delhi Capitals (DC) overseas recruit Mitchell Marsh so far in the starting stages of Tata Indian Premier League (IPL 2022). The big-hitting Australian all-rounder was first struggling with a slight hip flexor injury due to which he also missed the first few games this T20 season. Now, after having an unforgettable debut for the Delhi Capitals with the bat, Marsh has unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19.

Delhi Capitals Playing 11 for DC vs PBKS IPL 2022: Who will replace Mitchell Marsh?

The Delhi Capitals have already released an official statement revealing that Mitchell Marsh has been admitted to a hospital after returning a positive COVID test. The franchise further stated that as many as five members of the DC contingent have tested positive for the virus and thus, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have rescheduled the upcoming Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings IPL match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on 20 April instead of the original venue being Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.

After being admitted to the hospital, Marsh will have to miss the upcoming few games for the Delhi Capitals and they will now have to find a replacement. He scored just 14 runs off 24 balls against Bangalore and was struggling to hit the boundaries. Tim Seifert is currently the frontrunner to replace Mitchell Marsh in the Delhi Capitals playing 11 for the match against Punjab Kings on Wednesday. 

Seifert played the first two games of IPL 2022 for the Delhi Capitals but managed to score just 24 runs. However, the Rishabh Pant-led side can also go ahead with the Indian batsmen, Mandeep Singh or Sarfaraz Khan. If termed fit, right-arm speedster Anrich Nortje can be a surprising replacement but his inclusion in the DC playing 11 will weaken the batting line-up to a great extent.

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Delhi Capitals Playing 11
1. Prithvi Shaw
2. David Warner
3. Tim Seifert/Mandeep Singh
4. Rishabh Pant (C & WK)
5. Rovman Powell

6. Lalit Yadav
7. Axar Patel
8. Shardul Thakur
9. Khaleel Ahmed
10. Mustafizur Rahman
11. Kuldeep Yadav

DC 2022 Squad: Rishabh Pant (Captain), Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Ashwin Hebbar, Sarfaraz Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, KS Bharat, Mandeep Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Praveen Dubey, Lungi Ngidi, Tim Seifert, Vicky Ostwal.

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Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings Head to Head IPL Record

Both the Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings have witnessed quite mixed fortunes in this edition of the Indian Premier League so far. The Delhi Capitals are currently slotted at the 8th spot with as many as 2 wins from 5 matches this year in the IPL. On the other hand, Punjab Kings have witnessed a total of three victories and as many losses.

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Matches DC Won PBKS Won
Overall (28) 13 15
Last 5 IPL Games 4 1

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Kuljyot Singh

A cricket maniac who lives his life like a T20 match, time is short so make the most of it. Always thriving to learn more about cricket writing and obviously being an Indian, a big cricket expert.