The Delhi Capitals is a franchise formerly known as the Delhi Daredevils team. While the team is not the strongest of the IPL 2022, there are several factors that could play in the team’s advantage this season.
It could be the year when the Delhi Capitals break its bad luck streak and start climbing the success ladder. Here, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the Delhi IPL team: its history, its squads, its strengths and weaknesses, and a lot more.
Delhi Capitals IPL Statistics
Unfortunately, the team is mostly known for its underperformance in the IPL.
It is easy to forget that the Delhi Capitals were once a force to be reckoned with back in its first two seasons in the IPL when they were the Delhi Daredevils.
The team has reached some highs over the years, such as 2012 and 2019 when they reached the playoffs, but its lows have set the team in last place for several years.
|Year||League table standing||Final standing|
|2008||4th out of 8||Semifinalists (4th)|
|2009||1st out of 8||Semifinalists (3rd)|
|2010||5th out of 8||5th|
|2011||10th out of 10||10th|
|2012||1st out of 9||Playoffs (3rd)|
|2013||9th out of 9||9th|
|2014||8th out of 8||8th|
|2015||7th out of 8||7th|
|2016||6th out of 8||6th|
|2017||6th out of 8||6th|
|2018||8th out of 8||8th|
|2019||3rd out of 8||Playoffs (3rd)|
|2020||2nd out of 8||Runners-up|
Delhi Capitals IPL Win/Loss Ratio
The Delhi Capitals team has endured a lot and its win/loss ratio reflects that.
|Edition||Played||Won||Lost||No result||% Win|
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Delhi Capitals Owner
The Delhi Capitals owner’s name is elusive since the team’s ownership is split between the JSW Group, a multinational conglomerate based in India, and the GRM Group, an infrastructural company with headquarters in New Delhi.
Parth Jindal is the chairman of the Delhi Capitals and oversees the management of the JSW Venture Fund. Kiran Kumar Grandhi is the corporate chairman of the GMR Group.
The Delhi Capitals has undergone a series of changes to its brand, most notably, its name change from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals, This change was received with a lukewarm response from fans.
Its new logo, on the other hand, was a more welcomed addition and one that will try to deliver on the promise of breathing new life to the team.
Delhi Capitals Logo
The DC logo is composed of three tigers, which are derived from the Ashok Chakra. The logo itself is inspired by the design of India’s parliament house.
Delhi Capitals Jersey
The Delhi Capitals usual jersey is the same blue as its logo with red details. However, the team has recently worn its jerseys with multi-colored stripes along the midriff as a contrast to the sky blue. While it wasn’t explicitly stated, it can be inferred that this is the team’s way to support the LGBT+ community as they said it was to ‘celebrate diverse colors of India’.
DC Team Song
The DC team has had several team songs throughout its history.
The team launched its anthem “Munday Dilli Ke” on 5 March 2012 which became it’s most popular and beloved. Following this, the team used “Dhuandaar Dilli”, sung by Sukhwinder Singh in the 2016 season of the IPL. And in 2018, the DC team released “Dil Dilli hai, ab Dhadkega”. Lastly, in 2019, the team went for “Roar Machaa”.
Delhi Capitals Team
The 2021 DC squad is composed of some promising prospects as well as returning players that have vowed to give it its all this season.
|No.||Name||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Signed year||Salary|
|41||Shreyas Iyer||6 December 1994 (age 26)||Right-handed||N/A||2018||₹7 crore (US$980,000)|
|100||Prithvi Shaw||9 November 1999 (age 21)||Right-handed||N/A||2018||₹1.2 crore (US$170,000)|
|42||Shikhar Dhawan||5 December 1985 (age 35)||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||2019||₹5.2 crore (US$730,000)|
|189||Shimron Hetmyer||26 December 1996 (age 24)||Left-handed||N/A||2020||₹7.75 crore (US$1.1 million)|
|3||Ajinkya Rahane||5 June 1988 (age 32)||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||2020||₹4 crore (US$561,000)|
|49||Steve Smith||2 June 1989 (age 31)||Right-handed||Right-arm leg-spin||2021||₹2.2 crore (US$310,000)|
|21||Marcus Stoinis||16 August 1989 (age 31)||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||2020||₹4.8 crore (US$670,000)|
|16||Lalit Yadav||3 January 1997 (age 24)||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2020||₹20 lakh (US$28,000)|
|46||Pravin Dubey||1 July 1993 (age 27)||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2020||₹20 lakh (US$28,000)|
|59||Tom Curran||12 March 1995 (age 26)||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||2021||₹5.25 crore (US$740,000)|
|N/A||Ripal Patel||28 September 1995 (age 25)||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2021||₹20 lakh (US$28,000)|
|17||Rishabh Pant||4 October 1997 (age 23)||Left-handed||N/A||2018||₹15 crore (US$2.1 million)|
|7||Sam Billings||15 June 1991 (age 29)||Right-handed||N/A||2021||₹2 crore (US$280,000)|
|4||Vishnu Vinod||2 December 1993 (age 27)||Right-handed||N/A||2021||₹20 lakh (US$28,000)|
|99||Amit Mishra||24 November 1982 (age 38)||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2018||₹4 crore (US$560,000)|
|20||Axar Patel||20 January 1994 (age 27)||Left-handed||Left-arm orthodox||2019||₹5 crore (US$700,000)|
|23||Ravichandran Ashwin||17 September 1986 (age 34)||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2020||₹7.6 crore (US$1.1 million)|
|N/A||Manimaran Siddharth||3 July 1998 (age 22)||Right-handed||Left-arm orthodox||2021||₹20 lakh (US$28,000)|
|25||Kagiso Rabada||25 May 1995 (age 25)||Left-handed||Right-arm fast||2018||₹4.2 crore (US$590,000)|
|6||Avesh Khan||13 December 1996 (age 24)||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||2018||₹70 lakh (US$98,000)|
|19||Chris Woakes||2 March 1989 (age 32)||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||2020||₹1.5 crore (US$210,000)|
|97||Ishant Sharma||2 September 1988 (age 32)||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||2020||₹1.1 crore (US$150,000)|
|02||Anrich Nortje||16 November 1993 (age 27)||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||2020||₹50 lakh (US$70,000)|
|87||Umesh Yadav||25 October 1987 (age 33)||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||2021||₹1 crore (US$140,000)|
Delhi Capitals Players
Some of Delhi Capitals best players are going to participate in this IPL season. This is, of course, no guarantee of success for the team, but seeing how balanced and prepared they seem to be this season, it’s safe to say that the DC might do some damage this time around.
Rishabh Pant is Delhi Capitals’ most promising player. Pant is a young rising talent that has been working on polishing his skills in the field, and this year could be the year where he cements his position as one of DC’s best players.
Highly regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world, Smith stands out precisely for his high Test batting average as well as his consistency in the field. Suffice to say that the batting game of a team should not rely on the shoulders of just one player, but if that were ever the case, then there wouldn’t be a better fit than Steve Smith’s shoulders.
Bringing a bit of balance to the team comes Shikhar Dhawan a left-handed opening batsman who has occasionally played as right-arm off break bowler. Recently, Shikhar Dhawan became the first batsman in IPL history to score back-to-back hundreds. His expertise and years of experience has brought a bit of hope to those who want to see the DCs make a comeback this season.
Another record breaker makes his way to the team in the form of Ravichandran Ashwin. As the fastest Indian bowler to reach the 50-, 100-, 150-, 200-, 250-, 300- 350- and 400 wicket mark in Test cricket, he seems like the all-rounder that the team needs, which would explain why the the capitals decided to retain him for this season as well.
Kagiso Rabada became the highest wicket taker for DC last season by picking up 30 wickets in the 17 matches he played. He’s played a significant role in the team’s success since his inclusion and seems to continue to do so this season.
Delhi Capitals Captain — Shreyas Iyer
The captain of Delhi Capitals is none other than Shreyas Santosh Iyer, a cricketer with an astounding track record playing for India internationally.
The DC captain joined the team in the 2015 IPL auction where he was signed for 2.6 crores (around $430,000), becoming the highest-earning uncapped player in the tournament.
He plays as right-handed batsman and is highly regarded by the rest of the team. Iyer has been the youngest player to obtain captaincy for the Capitals.
Coaches of Delhi Capitals (DC)
|Coaches of DC|
|Coach Title||Coach Name|
|Head coach||?? Ricky Ponting|
|Assistant coach||?? Mohammad Kaif|
|Assistant coach||?? Pravin Amre|
|Spin bowling coach||?? Samuel Badree|
|Fast bowling coach||?? Ryan Harris|
|Head talent scout||?? Vijay Dahiya|
Ricky Ponting is the current head coach of the Delhi Capitals. He was born in Launceston, Tasmania on 19 December 1974, and since then has made a name for himself in the world of cricket. Ponting has played in Test cricket, ODI, as well as First-class cricket (FC), and List A cricket (LA).
He has won the award of Australia’s best Test player along with Australia’s best ODI player several times. He also shares the record with Shane Watson for highest partnership for any wicket in the ICC Champions Trophy.
With several years of experience and awards under his belt, it’s hard to imagine someone else as head coach of the DC.
DC Team Website and Social Networks
The Delhi Capitals are active across all of its social media platforms. The team posts regularly and keeps its website updated for everyone interested in checking out the latest news. You can find the team in the links below.
|Social Media||Link||Number of Followers|
|@DelhiCapitals||1.7 M followers|
|Delhi Capitals Youtube||349 K subscribers|
|@DelhiCapitalsOfficial||7.2 M followers|
|@delhicapitals||2.2 M followers|
DC Competitors at the IPL
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Here are the top contenders:
- Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
- Rajasthan Royals (RR)
- Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
- Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
- Mumbai Indians (MI)
- Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
The DC team has been through a rough patch. This upcoming season is its opportunity to show the world what the team is made of.
With a promising and balanced set of players, it is safe to say that this franchise could deliver some surprises along the way.
And while its competition is tough as nails, the inclusion of top-tier players along with a capable captain will hopefully get the team out of the shadows of the other IPL teams and let them shine under the spotlight, even if it’s for a little bit.
Delhi Capitals Team FAQ
Who is the captain of Delhi Capitals?
Shreyas Iyer is the one to continue to lead the Delhi Capitals as captain this season. This seems to be the wisest decision considering that he led the team to its maiden IPL finals against the Mumbai Indians last season.
Did Delhi win any IPL trophy?
Who owns Delhi IPL?
The Delhi Capitals franchise is co-owned by Kiran Kumar Grandhi from GRM Group and Parth Jindal from JSW Group.
How much is Delhi Capitals worth?
The brand value of the Delhi Capitals franchise sits around ₹359 crore, or 52 million US dollars.
Who is the best player in Delhi capitals?
Shreyas Iyer, captain of the team, is highly regarded among his peers and cricket fans alike. It wouldn’t be controversial to say that he’s the best player the team has to offer. Some, however, might contend Shikhar Dhawan for that title.