The Dubai Capitals franchise announced their squad a few days ago. The news recently came in that Rovman Powell will lead the UAE International League T20 franchise. The DC team also appoints Dasun Shanaka as vice-captain of the team for the inaugural edition of ILT20 2023.
Dubai Capitals Appoints Rovman Powell as Captain in ILT20 2023
Rovman Powell is a well-known West Indian hard-hitter. He has also played for Dehli Capitals in the IPL (Indian Premier League) 2022. Powel had a good run in the series, with 250 runs and an average of 25. Dubai Capitals picked most players from Delhi Capitals. Both teams are owned by the GMR Group and call themselves the “Capitals Universe.”
The franchise consists of well-known players like Niroshan Dickwella, Hazratullah Zazai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Fabian Allen, and Sikandar Raza. Powell was also announced to be part of the squad. Fans started speculating that he is most likely to be the franchise captain.
The squad comprises almost all the players from GMR Group’s team Delhi Capitals. The only exceptions are Raza and Shanaka. Although new to the franchise, Dasun Shanaka is appointed as the vice-captain of the team.
Today, GMR posted pictures of both Rovman Powell and Dasun Shanaka on its official Twitter account with the caption, “Hello, Skipper and the Vice Captain” The tweet also stated,
“Rovman Powell will start a new chapter in the Capitals Universe as he is ready to lead Dubai Capitals and Dasun Shanaka will be the vice-captain of the team in the UAE International League T20 2023.”
As of yet, Powell has not yet spoken to fans or media about this news. The franchise may also release a press release in the coming days. He did retweet the official post by GMR Group. But one thing is for certain. We have the new captain of a much-anticipated franchise.
Rovman Powell and Dasun Shanaka are set to lead Dubai Capitals into the inaugural season of ILT20. According to all the buzz on social media, fans seem happy with this decision. We will see more of the franchise in their first game on January 13, 2022, against Abu Dhabi Knight Riders.