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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
IPL 2008 15 7 7 1 50%
IPL 2009 15 10 5 66.67%
IPL 2010 14 7 7 50%
IPL 2011 14 4 9 1 30.77%
IPL 2012 18 11 7 61.11%
IPL 2013 16 3 13 18.75%
IPL 2014 14 2 12 14.28%
IPL 2015 14 5 8 1 35.70%
IPL 2016 14 7 7 50%
IPL 2017 14 6 8 42.85%
IPL 2018 14 5 9 35.71%
IPL 2019 16 10 6 64.27%
IPL 2020 14 8 6 57.14%
Overall 192 85 104 2 44.40%


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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.

DC Symbols

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)
Spin Bowlers
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)
Pace Bowlers
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

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.

Steve Smith

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.

Shikhar Dhawan

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.

Ravichandran Ashwin

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

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
twitter logo @DelhiCapitals  1.7 M followers
youtube icon  Delhi Capitals Youtube 349 K subscribers
facebook-logo @DelhiCapitalsOfficial 7.2 M followers
instagram logo @delhicapitals  2.2 M followers

DC Competitors at the IPL

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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?

As of the writing of this article, Delhi Capitals is one of three teams, including Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings, to have never won an IPL title.

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.

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