The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals (DC) have never been sort of talent or big names in their squad. Some of the best players like Kevin Pietersen, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell have represented the franchise but none of these players has been able to win the IPL title wearing that Jersey.
The young and dynamic team of Delhi were captained by Shreyas Iyer in previous two seasons and they did well in the last season as they reached to playoffs.
The franchise has formed a very sporting team for this season and with the scarcely perfect combination of young talent and experienced players, Delhi all set to get their maiden IPL title.
Delhi Capitals: Team Overview
Delhi would be missing England opener Jason Roy, who had pulled out of the season due to personal reasons, there are quite a few new players in the grades like Ajinkya Rahane, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis and Alex Carey who can steer the franchise to new elevations.
The franchise’s batting line up is one of the strongest within the present IPL teams. It has an impressive combination of youth and experience. They have got four opening players in the form of Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Jason Roy and Ajinkya Rahane.
With their decent international experience, Dhawan and Roy will prove worthwhile for DC while the involvement of Marcus Stoinis and Shimrom Hetmyer will reinforce the batting of the franchise.
However, the franchise got good spin bowling options in the form of R. Ashwin, Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra and Axar Patel. The spinner Kagiso Rabada can utilise the new ball really competently.
Delhi Capitals requires inclination in their fast bowling department. Indifferent from Ishant Sharma and Rabada, only Tushar Deshpande a young fast bowler is there but he too has a very little experience.
Delhi Capitals: Season Wise Performance
|Year||Captain||Result||Top Batsman||Runs||Top Bowler||Wickets||Win %|
|2019||Shreyas Iyer||3rd||Shikhar Dhawan||521||Kagiso Rabada||25||62.50|
|2018||Shreyas Iyer||8th||Rishabh Pant||684||Trent Boult||18||35.71|
|2017||Zaheer Khan||6th||Sanju Samson||386||Pat Cummins||15||42.85|
|2016||JP Duminy||6th||Quinton de Kock||454||Chris Morris||13||50.00|
|2015||Kevin Pietersen||7th||JP Duminy||414||Imran Tahir||15||35.71|
|2014||David Warner||8th||JP Duminy||410||Imran Tahir||9||14.28|
|2013||Ross Taylor||9th||David Warner||410||Umesh Yadav||16||18.75|
|2012||Mahela Jayawardene||3rd||Virender Sehwag||495||Morne Morkel||25||68.75|
|2011||James Hopes||10th||Virender Sehwag||424||Morne Morkel||13||28.57|
|2010||Dinesh Karthik||5th||Virender Sehwag||356||Amit Mishra||17||50.00|
|2009||Gautam Gambhir||3rd||AB de Villiers||465||Ashish Nehra||19||71.42|
|2008||Virender Sehwag||4th||Gautam Gambhir||534||Yo Mahesh||16||50.00|
Delhi Capitals: Team Stats
- Most Runs: Virender Sehwag (2382)
- Most 100’s: David Warner- 2
- Most 50’s: Virender Sehwag- 18
- Best Batting Average: JP Duminy- 44.13
- Best Strike Rate: Rishabh Pant- 162.69
- Most 6’s: Rishabh Pant- 94
- Highest Individual Score: Rishabh Pant- 128*
- Most Wickets: Amit Mishra- 101
- Best Bowling Figures: Amit Mishra- 4-17-5
- Most 4 Wicket Hauls: Kagiso Rabada (2)
- Most 5 Wicket Hauls: Amit Mishra (1)
Delhi Capitals: 2020 Auction Buys and Trades
They spent Rs 18.85 crore on the West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer (Rs 7.75 crore), Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis (Rs 4.80 crore), Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey (Rs 2.40 crore), England batsman Jason Roy (Rs 1.50 crore), England all-rounder Chris Woakes (Rs 1.50 crore), Indian medium-pacer Mohit Sharma (Rs 20 lakh), Indian medium-pacer Tushar Deshpande (20 lakh) and Indian all-rounder Lalit Yadav (Rs 20 lakh).
Delhi Capitals Full Squad for IPL 2020
Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Carey (WK), Prithvi Shaw, Rishab Pant (WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel, Lalit Yadav, Keemo Paul, Marcus Stoinis, and Ravichandran Ashwin, Avesh Khan, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, and Tushar Deshpande
Delhi Capitals Full Schedule for IPL 2020
- September 20, Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab, Dubai, 7:30 PM IST
- September 25, Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals, Dubai, 7:30 PM IST
- September 29, Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Abu Dhabi, 7:30 PM IST
- October 3, Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Sharjah, 7:30 PM IST
- October 5, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals, Dubai, 7:30 PM IST
- October 9, Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals, Sharjah, 7:30 PM IST
- October 11, Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals, Abu Dhabi, 7:30 PM IST
- October 14, Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals, Dubai, 7:30 PM IST
- October 17, Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, Sharjah, 7:30 PM IST
- October 20, Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals, Dubai, 7:30 PM IST
- October 24, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals, Abu Dhabi, 3:30 PM IST
- October 27, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals, Dubai, 7:30 PM IST
- October 31, Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians, Dubai, 3:30 PM IST
- November 2, Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Abu Dhabi, 7:30 PM IST