IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals (DC) Team Profile Overview, Stats, Auctions Analysis, Season-Wise Performance, Full Schedule and Squad

Delhi Capitals will be eying their first Indian Premier League title this year.

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Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals (DC) were one of the strongest sides in last year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) season as they finished as runner-up after a strong league phase. It was only Mumbai Indians (MI) who managed to better them both in the league as well as the knockout stages.

The young side led by Shreyas Iyer was in terrific touch throughout the tournament as they were led ably by the enigmatic Ricky Ponting. The former Australian captain assisted by Mohammad Kaif was instrumental in how he marshalled his players and put them on the cusp of glory.

In the 2021 edition of the IPL, DC will want to go one better and clinch the title for the first time ever in their history. Having retained a huge chunk of their players and made some key signings, they will fancy their chances of doing so.

Delhi Capitals: Team Overview

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Delhi Capitals

Let’s take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the franchise.

Strengths:

Delhi Capitals have a terrific mix of youth and experience. The core of Indian batters like Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant coupled with the Australian duo of Steve Smith and Marcus Stoinis will be a force to reckon with. Similarly, the bowling attack led by last year’s purple cap winner Kagiso Rabada and the spin attack consisting of Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin would definitely be effective.

Weaknesses:

There aren’t a lot of weaknesses for the squad as such. An overdependence on the South African duo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje to come good at the death might hurt the side at times. Similarly, if the core of Indian batters go through rough patches like they did last year when Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane couldn’t perform well, it could affect the side.

Delhi Capitals Season-Wise Performance

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Shreyas Iyer
YearCaptain Result Top BatsmanRunsTop BowlerWickets
2020Shreyas Iyer2ndShikhar Dhawan618Kagiso Rabada30
2019Shreyas Iyer3rdShikhar Dhawan521Kagiso Rabada25
2018Shreyas Iyer8thRishabh Pant684Trent Boult18
2017Zaheer Khan6thSanju Samson386Pat Cummins15
2016JP Duminy6thQuinton de Kock454Chris Morris13
2015Kevin Pietersen7thJP Duminy414Imran Tahir15
2014David Warner 8thJP Duminy410Imran Tahir9
2013Ross Taylor9thDavid Warner410Umesh Yadav16
2012Mahela Jayawardene3rdVirender Sehwag495Morne Morkel25
2011James Hopes10thVirender Sehwag424Morne Morkel13
2010Dinesh Karthik5thVirender Sehwag356Amit Mishra17
2009Gautam Gambhir3rdAB de Villiers465Ashish Nehra 19
2008Virendra Sehwag4thGautam Gambhir534Yo Mahesh16

Delhi Capitals: Team Stats

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Shikhar Dhawan

Batting Stats

  • Most Runs: Shikhar Dhawan – 5197
  • Most 100s: Shikhar Dhawan – 2
  • Most Fifties: Shikhar Dhawan- 41
  • Best Batting Average: Rishabh Pant- 35.23
  • Best Strike Rate: Rishabh Pant- 151.97
  • Most 6s : Shikhar Dhawan- 108
  • Highest Individual Score: Rishabh Pant- 128*

Bowling Stats

  • Most Wickets: Amit Mishra – 160
  • Best Bowling Figures: Amit Mishra – 5/17
  • Most five-wicket hauls: Amit Mishra – 1
  • Most four-wicket hauls: Amit Mishra – 3

Here is the List of Delhi Capitals IPL 2021 fixtures, venues and match timings

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Delhi Capitals
Date and dayMatchTimeVenue
10 April SaturdayCHENNAI SUPER KINGS Vs DELHI CAPITALS7:30pmMumbai
15 April ThursdayRAJASTHAN ROYALS VS DELHI CAPITALS 7:30 pmMumbai
18 April SundayDELHI CAPITALS VS PUNJAB KINGS7:30 pm Mumbai
20 April TuesdayDELHI CAPITALS VS MUMBAI INDIANS 7:30 pmChennai
25 April Sunday DELHI CAPITALS VS SUNRISERS HYDERABAD7:30 pmChennai
27 April TuesdayDELHI CAPITALS VS ROYAL CHALENGERS BANGLORE7:30 pmAhemdabad
29 April ThursdayDELHI CAPITALS VS KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS7:30 pmAhemdabad
2 May SundayPUNJAB KINGS VS DELHI CAPITALS7:30 pmAhemdabad
8 May SaturdayDELHI CAPITALS VS KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS3:30 pmAhemdabad
11 May TuesdayDELHI CAPITALS VS RAJASTHAN ROYALS7:30 pmKolkata
14 May FridayROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE VS DELHI CAPITALS7:30 pmKolkata
17 May MondaySUNRISERS HYDERABAD VS DELHI CAPITALS7:30 pmKolkata
21 May Friday CHENNAI SUPER KINGS VS DELHI CAPITALS7:30 pmKolkata
23 May SundayDELHI CAPITALS VS MUMBAI INDIANS3:30 pmKolkata

Delhi Capitals: 2021 Auction Buys and Trades

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Steve Smith

Complete list of players released

Alex Carey, Keemo Paul, Tushar Deshpande, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohit Sharma and Jason Roy.

Complete List Of Players Bought At Auction

Tom Curran (All-Rounder)- Rs. 5.25 crore, Steven Smith (Batsman)- Rs. 2.2 crore, Sam Billings (Wicket-Keeper)- Rs. 2 crore, Umesh Yadav (Bowler)- Rs. 1 Crore, Ripal Patel (All-Rounder)- Rs. 20 Lakh, Vishnu Vinod (Wicket-Keeper) – Rs. 20 Lakh, Lukman Hussain Meriwala (Bowler) – Rs. 20 Lakh, M Siddharth (Bowler) – Rs. 20 Lakh.

Delhi Capitals Full Squad for 2021

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Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan

Full Squad: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Praveen Dubey, Lalit Yadav, Amit Mishra, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Chris Woakes, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth, Vishnu Vinod, Ripal Patel, Umesh Yadav, Steve Smith.

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