Rishabh Pant IPL 2023: Why is Rishabh Pant Not Playing IPL this year? Who is DC Captain?

Published on: Apr 4, 2023 5:55 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 4, 2023 7:08 pm IST

Rishabh Pant IPL 2023

It is quite unfortunate for the Delhi Capitals (DC) as their star player and captain Rishabh Pant will not be taking part in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season as he is still recovering from a major car accident which he suffered earlier this year. After failing to qualify for the playoffs in the IPL 2022 season, the Delhi Capitals failed to have the best of starts in the IPL 2023 as well having suffered a poor 50-run loss against Lucknow Super Giants during their opening game of the ongoing T20 competition. Delhi Capitals will be eyeing to make a strong comeback against Gujarat Titans at their home venue.

Rishabh Pant IPL 2023: Why is Rishabh Pant Not Playing IPL this year? Who is DC Captain?

Rishabh Pant, the regular captain and wicketkeeper-batsman of Delhi Capitals, is recovering from injuries he suffered in a car accident at the start of this year. However, he is anticipated to make an appearance at his team’s initial home match of the Indian Premier League 2023 season. The defending champions, Gujarat Titans, will play against Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Tuesday. The DDCA has verified this news on Monday. In the absence of Pant, experienced Australian batsman David Warner has been appointed as the Delhi Capitals captain for the IPL 2023 season while Sarfaraz Khan was the DC wicket-keeper in the first match against Lucknow Super Giants.

DC Playing 11

1. David Warner (C)
2. Prithvi Shaw
3. Mitchell Marsh
4. Rilee Rossouw

5. Sarfaraz Khan 
6. Abhishek Porel (Wk)
7. Axar Patel
8. Kuldeep Yadav
9. Mukesh Kumar
10. Khaleel Ahmed
11. Anrich Nortje

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Rishabh Pant IPL 2023 Salary

Despite missing out on this year’s IPL, Rishabh Pant will receive his full salary of INR 16 Crore from Delhi Capitals as confirmed by the BCCI. It’s important to mention that centrally contracted players are insured. According to BCCI’s regulations, if these players miss out on IPL due to injuries, the board pays them in full. The insurance company bears the entire cost, not the franchise they belong to.

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