David Warner led the Delhi Capitals in Pant's absence

In Pant's absence during IPL 2023, David Warner took on the leadership role. 

Ganguly clarified that Pant would resume captaincy in the upcoming season, emphasizing, "He is the captain, so he put in his views regarding the upcoming auction." The IPL Mini-auction is slated for December 19th in Dubai, and Ganguly indicated that Pant's input would play a crucial role in shaping the team for the forthcoming season.

Delhi Capitals endured a challenging IPL 2023 campaign, concluding the season in 9th place after securing just five victories in their 14 league matches. 

There are indications that Sourav Ganguly may assume the role of head coach, taking over from the former Australian captain, Ricky Ponting. 

Rishabh Pant, the team's captain, has been sidelined since a serious car accident that occurred while he was en route from Delhi to Roorkee to celebrate the New Year with his family. Pant has not participated in any matches since the incident.