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Delhi Capitals

Delhi CapitalsThe Delhi Capitals is a franchise cricket team that represents the city of Delhi in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Founded in 2008 as Delhi Daredevils (DD), the franchise is owned by the GMR Group and JSW Group. The team's home ground is Feroz Shah Kotla Ground which is in New Delhi. The franchise was auctioned off for $84 million and plays its home matches in the Feroz Shah Kotla ground, located in New Delhi and Raipur International Cricket Stadium. Virender Sehwag was the captain of the team for first four season, also he was 'Icon' status player and Gary Kirsten, from South Africa, is the head coach.

In the first season of IPL i.e. 2008, Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) finished the round-robin portion with a record of 7-6. It went to the semi-finals and played against Rajasthan Royals, losing out to the latter. The leading run-scorer of the side is Virender Sehwag while the leading wicket-taker is Irfan Pathan. In 2014 Delhi only team no retain any players.

Ahead of the 2018 IPL, 50% of the franchise ownership was transferred to the JSW Group. In December 2018, the team changed its name from the Delhi Daredevils to the Delhi Capitals. Giving the rationale behind the change of the team's name, JSW CEO Parth Jindal said, "Delhi is the power centre of the country, it is the capital, therefore the name Delhi Capitals." Logo
The logo of Delhi Capitals has a dark blue in it, along with the team's name.

Year wise Team Performance

Year - Position
2008 - Semi-final
2009 - Semi-final
2010 - Fifth
2011 - Tenth
2012 - Third
2013 - Ninth
2014 - Eight
2015 - Seventh
2016 - Sixth
2017 - Sixth
2018 - Eight

Delhi Capitals Players for 2019

Players bought in auction: 10

Squad strength: 25 (Indian 17, overseas 8)

Total cost of squad after 2019 auction: INR 72.70 Crore

Purse at the end of the auction: INR. 7.7 Crore

Indians:

  • Shreyas Iyer (Capt.)
  • Ankush Bains (wk)
  • Jalaj Saxena
  • Amit Mishra
  • Bandaru Ayyappa
  • Hanuma Vihari
  • Rahul Tewatia
  • Nathu Singh
  • Jayant Yadav
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Avesh Khan
  • Rishabh Pant (wk)
  • Axar Patel
  • Prithvi Shaw
  • Harshal Patel
  • Manjot Kalra

Overseas:

  • Keemo Paul (WI)
  • Sherfane Rutherford (WI)
  • Colin Ingram (NZ)
  • Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal)
  • Kagiso Rabada (SA)
  • Trent Boult (NZ)
  • Colin Munro (NZ)
  • Chris Morris (SA)

Support Staffs/Coaches and Administration:

  • Owners - JSW Group, GMR Group
  • Head coach - Ricky Ponting (Australia)
  • Assistant coach - Mohammad Kaif (India)
  • Talent Scouts - Mohammad Kaif (India), Pravin Amre (India)
  • Bowling coach - James Hopes (Australia)
  • Fielding coach - Subhadeep Ghosh (India)
  • Team manager - Sunil Valson (India)
  • Physiotherapists - Paul Close (New Zealand), Vaibhav Daga (India)
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