David Warner will captain the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the absence of Rishabh Pant for the 2023 IPL season.
Warner's replacement will be left-arm spinner Axar Patel, whose batting stock has increased significantly over the past few months.
Pant, who sustained terrible injuries in a vehicle accident in late December, will miss the full season as he continues to heal.
The wicketkeeper-comeback batsman's to competitive cricket is questionable,
and he will likely miss the World Test Championship (WTC) final and the 2023 ODI World Cup in India.
The obvious pick to captain the Caps was Warner, who guided SunRisers Hyderabad to the 2016 IPL championship.