Rahman and Ngidi missed their first game of the season against former champions Mumbai Indians (MI) as they remain isolated after the ODI series in South Africa.
In addition to Rahman and Ngidi, uncapped explosive hitter Ripal Patel and dynamic middle hitter Sarfaraz Khan also received their new DC kits on Wednesday. Khan did not appear in the first match against MI as Mandeep Singh was favored over him.
The capital shared a video of the same on their Instagram account.
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The Capitals won their first game of the 15th season. They will now look to continue their momentum against the Gujarat Titans in Pune on April 2.
Their victory over Mumbai was aided by Lalit Yadav’s late attack (48 on 38 shooting) and the all-around duo of Axar Patel (38 on 17 shooting) and Shardul Thakur, who had a brisk 11 for 22.
Availability of foreign pacemakers may intensify pacing attacks in DCs
Delhi may have won their first match against Mumbai, but their bowling performance left a lot to be desired.
To be fair, the Rishabh Pant-led force was severely hampered by the absence of overseas recruits Anrich Nortje, Rehman and Ngidi. With the latter two sets available for the next game, DC’s bowling offense could be intensified. However, it remains to be seen when their pioneer Nortje will be available.
Nortje has not played a competitive game due to injury since last year’s T20 World Cup. He missed the Proteas’ entire international home summer. Nortje has been cleared to join the Capitals for rehab, but a timetable for his recovery has yet to be determined.
Capitals star all-around player Mitchell Marsh is also plagued by injuries. During a practice before the ODI series in Pakistan, he suffered a low-grade hip flexor injury and was ruled out of the series. He will now join the Capitals, where he will continue his recovery under team doctor Patrick Farhat.