Delhi Capitals Team IPL 2019: Everything You Need To Know About This IPL Team

Delhi Capitals Team IPL 2019: Everything You Need To Know About This IPL Team

          After concluding at the lowest of the table in IPL 2018, Delhi Daredevils made a most important change as they retitled the franchise to Delhi Capitals. The change came just before IPL 2019 auction in a function where the owners of Delhi Capitals, GMR Group and JSW Sports unveiled the new name as well as the new logo.

After accomplishing to reach the semi-finals in the first two editions, Delhi haven’t had much success in the competition and the fall in performance of the team was easily visible since then. Delhi Capitals have made a great change after trading Shikhar Dhawan from Sunrisers Hyderabad in exchange of three players. Also change in name and logo will help them to give a fresh start and these major changes are showing that they are planning to do something big this time.

So, today we are going to give you some major details about the Delhi Capitals team such as their history, performance summary, team players and so on, so let’s get started….

Delhi Capitals History

The Delhi Capitals are the franchise cricket team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) that represents the city of Delhi. The team was founded in 2008 and was initially established as Delhi Daredevils (DD). The GMR Group and JSW Group owned the franchise. The home ground of the team is Feroz Shah Kotla Ground which is in New Delhi.

In the future of the 2018 IPL, 50% of the franchise ownership was reassigned to the JSW Group. The team changed its name in December 2018 from the Delhi Daredevils to the Delhi Capitals. Providing the information regarding the basis behind the change of the team’s name, Co-Owner and Chairman Parth Jindal said, “Delhi is the power centre of the country, it is the capital, therefore the name Delhi Capitals.”

On the other hand, Co-Owner Kiran Kumar Grandhi said, “The new name symbolizes Delhi’s identity and just like the city, we are aiming to be the centre of all action going forward.”

Delhi Capitals IPL Seasons Performance Summary

YearIndian Premier League
2008Semifinalists (4th/8)
2009Semifinalists (3rd/8)
2010League stage (5th/8)
2011League stage (10th/10)
2012Playoffs (3rd/9)
2013League stage (9th/9)
2014League stage (8th/8)
2015League stage (7th/8)
2016League stage (6th/8)
2017League stage (6th/8)
2018League stage (8th/8)

Delhi Capitals Complete Squad:

Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (w/k), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ankush Bains, Nathu Singh, Amit Mishra, Rahul Tewatia, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Hanuma Vihari, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sherfane Rutherford, Ishant Sharma, Keemo Paul, Jalaj Saxena, Bandaru Ayyappa

Game Changers:

Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant and Iyer also Dhawan’s addition in the team will also help in boosting up the team’s performance. Overseas big names such as Colin Munro and Colin Ingram will makes Delhi’s batting line-up better than ever before.

Management and Support Staff

Owners – Parth Jindal (JSW Group), Kiran Kumar Grandhi (GMR Group)

Head coach – Australia Ricky Ponting

Assistant coach – India Mohammad Kaif

Talent Scout – India Pravin Amre

Fast Bowling coach – Australia James Hopes

Advisor – India Sourav Ganguly

IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals Schedule

Match 1:

Teams: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals

Date: March 24 (Sunday)

Location: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

 

Match 2:

Teams: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings

Date and Day: Mar 26 (Tuesday)

Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

 

Match 3:

Teams: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Date: March 30 (Saturday)

Location: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

 

Match 4:

Teams: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals

Date and Day: April 01 (Monday)

Location: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

 

Match 5:

Teams: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad,

Date: April 04 (Thursday)

Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

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