Delhi Capitals Team 2019 Players List, Stats, Matches

Formerly known as the Delhi Daredevils, this Delhi based franchise has been named Delhi Capitals. Owned by the GMR group since the inception of the team at the start of the Indian Premier League, the team will now be co-owned by the JSW Group, with the new owners buying 50% of the franchise. With new owners, new management and new policies in place, the Delhi Capitals DC team will be hoping for a change of fortune in the IPL. Often tagged as “under-performers” and on a disappointing run of results in the last few seasons, the team would be hoping to set the stage on fire in the upcoming edition, under the leadership of young Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer and guidance of the head coach, the Australian legend, Ricky Ponting.

The team has had some legends of the game like Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Gautam Gambhir playing for them, but the results on the field have not reflected the strength of the team on paper. The team has had poor runs in many seasons of the tournament with many bottom half finishes. The performances have not been helped by inconsistencies in team selection, with the management trying to change the squad too many times. Many cricket pundits have identified this practice as the downfall of the team as the franchise has never had a strong core for the team. The continuous changing and chopping of the side have  led to continuous poor runs. Delhi Capitals have a young team this time around and will be hoping to have a better season with consistent performances.

Players

In the initial years, the team had top players from Delhi itself, thereby forming a great connection with the team. The likes of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir performed really well. AB de Villiers, Aaron Finch, David Warner, JP Duminy and Ross Taylor were some of the other top players that played for the team. However, after keeping a core group of players together for the first three seasons, the team has undergone many changes. This team around, the management has decided to place its faith in youngsters like Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw forming the core of the team. Local boy Shikhar Dhawan has been brought in from SRH to add experience to the batting line-up of this DC team.

Along with the explosive batting line-up, the Delhi Capitals DC team also has an able bowling attack that features the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra and the young sensation Sandeep Lamichhane, the only Nepalese player in the IPL. South African Chris Morris perfectly fills the shoes of the all-rounder, making DC one of the more balanced team of the season, at least on paper. Players like Axar Patel, Hanuma Vihari, Jalaj Saxena, Sherfane Rutherford and Keemo Paul will provide the overall balance of the team and help Chris Morris in the all-rounder department of the team. Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant’s sensational form is great news for the Delhi Capitals DC team, as they will hope for him to have yet another explosive season just like the last one.

Transfers

In the recently concluded auction for the 2019 season. The Delhi Capitals DC team strengthened their squad by buying players like veterans Colin Ingram for Rs. 6.4 cr and Ishant Sharma for Rs. 1.1 cr and young talents like Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul and a few others. Shikhar Dhawan was traded in from Sunrisers Hyderabad, while Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem and Abhishek Sharma went the other way in this deal.

Seasons

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

Current squad

Shreyas Iyer (C), Colin Munro, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishab Pant (WK), Hanuma Vihari, Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Avesh Khan, Amit Mishra, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Sandeep Lamichhane, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Manjot Kalra, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Jalaj Saxena, Ankush Bhains, Nathu Singh and Bandaru Ayyappa.

Statistics

YearMatchesWinsLossesNRWin %Position
20081577150Semis
200915105066.66Semis
201014770505th
20111449130.810th
201218117061.1Playoff
201316313018.89th
201414212014.38th
20151458138.57th
201614770506th
201714680436th
20181459035.78th
Total1626594353.1

Overall results in IPL by opposition

TeamsMatchesWonLostNRWin %
Chennai Super Kings18612033.3
Deccan Chargers1174063.6
Kolkata Knight Riders22813138.1
Gujarat Lions431075
Kochi Tuskers Kerala211050
Royal Challengers Bangalore21614130
Mumbai Indians221111050
Pune Warriors India632150
Kings XI Punjab22913041
Rising Pune Supergiant422050
Rajasthan Royals18711039
Sunrisers Hyderabad1248033.33

Previous 3 matches

         12/5/18

Delhi Capitals (DC)        vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

181/4                                            187/5

RCB won by 5 wickets

           18/5/18

Delhi Capitals (DC)        vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

162/5                                       128/6

DC won by 34 runs

           20/5/18

Delhi Capitals (DC)        vs Mumbai Indians (MI)

174/4                                            163

DC won by 11 runs

Upcoming matches

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Delhi Capitals (DC)

(24/3/19) 4:00 PM at PCA Stadium, Mohali, Punjab.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)

(2/4/19) 8:00 PM at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Delhi Capitals (DC)

(5/4/19) 4:00 PM at Wankhede Stadium Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Breakdown of performances by seasons

Season 1

The team started its campaign well and was able to reach the semis in the first season. Gautam Gambhir and Yo Mahesh shone with bat and ball, respectively. However, the team faced a heavy loss against Rajasthan Royals in the semis.

Season 2

Under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir, the team performed really well and finished top of the table. Ab De Villiers was the star batsman for them this season and Delhi lad Ashish Nehra took 19 wickets. The consistent performance in the league stage did no good as they lost in the semi-final again, this time to Deccan Chargers.

Season 3

The third season saw some inconsistent performances from the team, which led to a 5th place finish on the table, just one win away from the playoffs qualification. The experts felt that Delhi kept losing the crucial moments of different matches and could not capitalise on it. Virender Sehwag and Amit Mishra were the top performers of the season with bat and ball.

Season 4

With two more teams in the fray, the season had 10 teams in the tournament this season. Delhi had a horrible season and finished last on the table with just 4 wins. The Delhi based franchise just did not click as a team this season and could not string together good performances.

Season 5

The Delhi Capitals DC team was determined to come back strong and bought players like Kevin Pietersen, Mahela Jayawardene and Ross Taylor. They finished top of the table this season, on the back of top performances from Virender Sehwag and Morne Morkel. In Morne Morkel, they had a potent bowler to lead their bowling attack. He led from the front by taking 25 wickets.

Season 6

Mahela Jayawardene was named the captain of the team when Sehwag stepped down. The team could not repeat the exploits of the last season’s league stage and lost all of their first six matches. This led to the team losing morale and putting in a string of below-par performances. Out of the 16 league stage matches, they won just 3 and thus finishing last in the table.

Season 7

The team did not retain any of the players before the mega-auction. They tried to build a new team and bring in some fresh players. Kevin Pietersen led the team this time around but could not manage to get any good performances from the team. This was the worst performance of Delhi in a season in terms of the  number of wins, as they won just 2 matches out of the 14 league stage matches. Naturally, they finished last in the table.

Season 8

Another disappointing season from the Delhi team, as they did not perform well and finished 7th in the table. The team faced a lot of criticism from the fans for the continuous poor performances. The South African duo of JP Duminy and Imran Tahir were the best performers for the team with bat and ball, respectively.

Season 9

The team brought in new players in the season and saw some improvement in their performance. The team won 50% of their matches. Due to the intense competition in the league stage this season, they could not qualify for the playoffs and ended their journey in the 6th position. Chris Morris and Quinton De Kock were the top performers for the team this season.

Season 10

In the 10th edition of IPL, the team again finished 6th in the table with 6 wins and 8 losses. Before the tournament, they lost the services of JP Duminy and De Cock. Karun Nair was named the stand-in captain when Zaheer Khan missed some matches due to an injury. The depleted side could not string together the performances needed to succeed in the league. Pat Cummins and Sanju Samson were the top performers this season.

Season 11

In the mega-auction, the team retained just three players, Chris Morris, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant and released all other players in hope of forming a new team. They did manage to get a young side with some senior players supporting as well. The team did not have any luck this season too, as they finished last in the table yet again. Rishabh Pant performed exceptionally well in the tournament and won a few matches single-handedly. He top-scored for the team with 684 runs, while Trent Boult was the highest wicket-taker with 18 wickets to his name.

Home Ground

The famous Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi has been the home ground for Delhi Capitals DC Team in all the seasons of IPL. In recent years, they have also used the Shaheed Veer Narayan International Stadium in Raipur as their secondary stadium.

Team name, motto and logo design

The team initially had the name Delhi Daredevils but a change in ownership last year has led to a change in the name of the team as well. The team is now named Delhi Capitals, symbolising the identity of the team to be at the centre of all things and to play fearlessly.

Jersey colours

The jersey colours include the dark shades of blue and red with white stripes for design. They have used this colour scheme for most seasons of the IPL, with black being used instead of the blue in the initial years.

Theme song

The team has had several theme songs over the year like ‘Khel Front Foot Pe’, ‘Mundey Dilli Ke’ and ‘Dhuandaar Dilli’. Last year, they released a new theme song called ‘Dil Dilli Hai Dhadkega’.

Administration and support staff

Owners- JSW Group, GMR Group

Head Coach – Ricky Ponting

Assistant Coach – Mohammad Kaif

Talent Scout – Pravin Amre

Fast Bowling Coach – James Hopes

Fielding Coach- Subhadeep Ghosh

Team Manager – Sunil Valson

Physiotherapists – Paul Close, Vaibhav Daga

Head Coach Record

CoachNationalityStart of termEnd of termMatchesWinsLossesNRWin %
Greg ShipperdAustralia20082011582828248.27
Eric SimonsS. Africa20122013341420041.1
Gary KirstenS. Africa2014201528720125
Paddy UptonS. Africa20162017281315046.4
Ricky PontingAustralia2018present1459035.7

Kit Manufacturers and Sponsors

YearKit manufacturerShirt sponsor (chest)Shirt sponsor (back)Chest Branding
2008AdidasHero HondaReligareAdidas
2009JetkingGMR Group
2010IdeaPanasonic
2011Muthoot Group
2012
2013
2014N/AQuikrJustdial
2015Flying MachineDaikinLux CoziFlying Machine
2016Shiv NareshManforceKarbonn Mobiles
2017Jio
2018T10 SportsNatureFreshSuzuki Gixxer
2019TBATBATBATBA

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