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Delhi Capitals Team: All You Need To Know About The Daredevils Of IPL

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The Delhi Capitals team, formerly known as Delhi Daredevils, was a formidable side in the early seasons of the tournament. It had the likes of Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, AB De Villiers, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Amit Mishra, Daniel Vettori in its side but the team never managed to group together and win a season.

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It has packed its side now with talented youngsters. Under the helm of Shreyas Iyer, the team has Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, and Kagiso Rabada along with the experienced Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, and R Ashwin.

Delhi Capitals Team: DC IPL 2021

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Delhi Capitals Team 2021/ Delhi Capitals Players

About Delhi Capitals Team/ Delhi Capitals Captain/ DC IPL

Nickname(s) DD (2008–2018)
DC ( 2019- till date)
League Indian Premier League
Personnel
Delhi Capitals Captain Rishabh Pant
Coach Ricky Ponting
Owner JSW Group (50%) GMR Group (50%)
Team information
City Delhi, India
Founded 2008; 13 years ago as Delhi Daredevils
Home ground Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi
(Capacity: 41,820)
Secondary home ground(s) Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, Raipur
(Capacity: 65,000)
History
Indian Premier League wins 0
CLT20 wins 0
Official website www.delhicapitals.in

Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals- DC IPL

Just before the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions for the 2019 edition, Delhi Daredevils was renamed Delhi Capitals. The announcement to change the name was made in a function in Delhi by owners GMR Group and JSW Sports. Besides the name change, the owners also unveiled a new logo.

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In the last nine years, the Delhi IPL team has not been able to make much mark in the tournament. The team managed to enter semifinalists in the opening two editions since 2008, but since then it has made it to the playoffs only once in 2012. The team finished at the bottom of the table in IPL 2018.

Delhi Capitals History & Performance

Year League table standing Final standing
2008 (DC IPL) 4th out of 8 Semifinalists (4th)
2009 (DC IPL) 1st out of 8 Semifinalists (3rd)
2010 (DC IPL) 5th out of 8 5th
2011 (DC IPL) 10th out of 10 10th
2012 (DC IPL) 1st out of 9 Playoffs (3rd)
2013 (DC IPL) 9th out of 9 9th
2014 (DC IPL) 8th out of 8 8th
2015 (DC IPL) 7th out of 8 7th
2016 (DC IPL) 6th out of 8 6th
2017 (DC IPL) 6th out of 8 6th
2018 (DC IPL) 8th out of 8 8th
2019 (DC IPL) 3rd out of 8 Playoffs (3rd)
2020 (DC IPL) 2nd out of 8 Runners-up

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Delhi Capitals Team has been one of the most inconsistent teams in the global T20 league. Despite boasting several big players over the years, Delhi Capitals Team has never won the title.
After 10 years and six captains, Delhi Capitals Team is yet to taste the ultimate victory in the IPL, one that would end the decade-old wait.

In its pursuit to lift the IPL trophy, DC IPL has seen ace cricketers taking the captaincy and succumbing to pressure, much of which stems from mounting expectations and then ultimate despair of not fulfilling them.

Delhi Capitals entered this new spectacle called IPL and left a mark in the very first season, finishing fourth. But the team has consistently languished at the bottom of the points table for over half the past decade and this year was no different.

Gambhir in the forefront

DC IPL chose Gambhir as its captain for IPL 2018, considering his role in successfully leading his previous franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders to the title glory in 2012 and 2014. Secondly, the batsman had already played for Delhi, so it was more of a homecoming for him.

The left-handed batsman has over 4,000 runs to his name and is among the leading scorers in IPL history.

The dawn of Shreyas Iyer: DC IPL

In a sudden jolt, Gambhir announced his takedown as DD’s captain.

“ I announce Shreyas Iyer as the next captain. I think that is the way forward for the franchise and we all feel that he is going to do a very good job. He is the right guy to take this franchise and team forward and we believe that we have got the group to turn it around.”

“We still need to win seven out of the (remaining) eight games and it is absolutely possible in this format. Teams have done it in the past and we have the capability and we have the confidence to do that this year as well,” he added.

Delhi Capitals: The Young Trio

It seemed that the team would deliver a worse performance after Gambhir’s exit, but the young side showed a different character. The trio Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, and Shreyas Iyer played as if it was art they had mastered very soon.

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Overall, the youngsters have been convincing enough and it’s a long wait for the next season but a new avatar looks likely for Delhi Capitals.

The team still waits for its turn to live the moment of glory.

Delhi Capitals Owner

Indian Premier League team Delhi Daredevils is owned by the GMR Group and JSW Sports Pvt. Ltd.

The team is co-owned by a unit of the $11 billion JSW Group after it announced a partnership with the team’s current owner, the GMR Group. JSW Sports Pvt Ltd acquires a 50 percent stake in GMR Sports Pvt. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the GMR Group.

GMR Sports was established in 2008 as a subsidiary of GMR Holdings for the purpose of owning and operating the Delhi IPL-franchise. Since then, it has also bought UP Yoddha, which is a Lucknow-based team competing in the Pro Kabaddi League.

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Delhi Capitals Team Sponsors

1. Daikin
2. Lotus Herbals
3. Jio
4. UBL
5. HPL
6. TCL
7. DTDC
8. Dream 11
9. Fever 104 FM
10. FM 107.2 Nasha
11. Fortis

Delhi Capitals Team/ Delhi Capitals Players in IPL 2021

Delhi Capitals Team is all set to rule the coming season 14th of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with an all-new look and an all-new lineup.

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Delhi’s batting side has always been strong and it remains the same this season as well with most of the retained players being solid openers and top-order batsmen. However, ahead of the auctions, the team had two major areas to fill in – their middle order and their bowling reserves. With their new post-auction line-up, we can definitely say that the Delhi Capitals appear to be a much more complete team than before.

In this auction, the Delhi Capitals managed to secure some great players. Take a look at the strengths of the team for the upcoming season:

Thanks to the trade window, Delhi Capitals traded Shikhar Dhawan from Sunrisers Hyderabad for Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, and Abhishek Sharma. This did deplete the team of some bright young talent, but the advantage of having a veteran and solid opener like Dhawan means that the Delhi Capitals got themselves a great deal.

On to the bowling side, it is right to say that this season; the Delhi Capitals possess the most lethal fast bowling attack. Comprising of players like Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, and Trent Boult, along with Sandeep Lamichhane and the new addition Ishant Sharma, the team is arguably in a strong spot.

Adding some top-of-the-line spin bowlers like Amit Mishra along with Axar Patel to this lineup means that Delhi’s bowling side is just as strong as its batting lineup.

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Delhi Capitals Schedule: IPL 2021

  • 10-04 – Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals, Mumbai, 7.30pm 
  • 15-04 – Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals, Mumbai, 7.30pm
  • 18-04 – Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings, Mumbai, 7.30pm 
  • 20-04 – Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians, Chennai, 7.30pm
  • 25-04 – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals, Chennai, 7.30pm
  • 27-04 – Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Ahmedabad, 7.30pm 
  • 29-04 – Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Ahmedabad, 7.30pm
  • 02-05 – Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals, Ahmedabad, 7.30pm 
  • 08-05 – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals, Ahmedabad, 3.30pm
  • 11-05 – Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata, 7.30pm
  • 14-05 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals, Kolkata, 7.30pm
  • 17-05 – Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata, 7.30pm 
  • 21-05 – Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata, 7.30pm
  • 23-05 – Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals, Kolkata, 3.30pm

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DC IPL Summary- 2008-2020

Year Total Wins Losses No result Tied and won Tied and lost Win % Position Summary
2008 15 7 7 1 0 0 46.67% 4th Semi-finalists
2009 15 10 5 0 0 0 66.67 3rd Semi-finalists
2010 14 7 7 0 0 0 50.00 5th Group-Stage
2011 14 4 9 1 0 0 23.07 10th Group-Stage
2012 18 11 7 0 0 0 61.11 3rd Playoffs
2013 16 3 13 0 0 1 18.75 9th Group-Stage
2014 14 2 12 0 0 0 16.67 8th Group-Stage
2015 14 5 9 0 0 0 35.71 7th Group-Stage
2016 14 7 7 0 0 0 50.00 6th Group-Stage
2017 14 6 8 0 0 0 42.86 6th Group-Stage
2018 14 5 9 0 0 0 35.71 8th Group-Stage
2019 16 10 6 0 1 0 64.29 3rd Playoffs
2020 17 9 8 0 1 0 55.88 2nd Runners up
Total 194 84 105 2 2 1 44.53 Runners Up

 

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