The Delhi Capitals, earlier known as Delhi Daredevils, are one of the eight franchise cricket teams in the Indian Premier League. The tournament commenced in 2008 and the franchise has been a part of it since then. Delhi has not been the best of the teams in the IPL tournament in recent years, having last qualified for the IPL playoffs in 2012.
OWNER OF DELHI CAPITALS
The franchise is owned by GMR Group an infrastructural company headquartered in Bengaluru and JSW Group who is one of the India’s largest business conglomerates
TEAM CAPTAIN OF DELHI CAPITALS
The team is currently captained by Shreyas Iyer.
TEAM COACH OF DELHI CAPITALS
Ricky Ponting is the head coach
HOME GROUND OF DELHI CAPITALS
The home ground for Delhi Capitals is Feroz Shah Kotla. The Delhi Capitals was completely owned by the GMR group before 2018’s IPL. Ahead of the tournament in that year, 50 percent of the ownership was passed on the JSW Group, headed by Parth Jindal. Before this year’s IPl commenced, the owners changed the team’s name from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals, hoping that just like the country’s capital, the team will be at the centre of all action. Delhi Capitals have stuck to Shreyas Iyer as their captain, who took over after Gautam Gabhir resigned from DD captaincy last year. Australian legend Ricky Ponting is their coach.
Delhi Capitals are the only team to have never made it to the finals of the IPL, and the players would like to change that under the leadership of Shreyas Iyer. Virender Sehwag, who stopped playing for Delhi after the 2013 IPL season, is still their leading run scorer, and this explains the predicament of Delhi Capitals. Amit Mishra is their all-time leading wicket taker. Veterans and superstars like Gautam Gambhir, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Velliers, David Warner, Glenn McGrath have represented the Delhi team before.
Delhi Capitals’ theme song is ‘Roar Macha’ for the 2019 IPL season. The team retained 14 players from their 2018 IPL squad and traded Shikhar Dhawan for Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem and Abhishek Sharma. They bought big names like Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel and Hanuma Vihari in the 2019 IPL auction.
DELHI CAPITALS JERSEY & LOGO
It remains to be seen if the Delhi Capitals qualify for the playoffs in the IPL this year. Let’s have a look at their squad.
DELHI CAPITALS SQUAD FOR IPL 2019
Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Harshal Patel, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Trent Boult, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Tewatia, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Colin Munro, Jalaj Saxena, Bandaru Ayyappa, Ankuwh Bains, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Sandeep Lamichhane, Manjot Kalra, Sherfane Rutherford.