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This Delhi-based domestic cricket franchise is owned by GMR Group (Kiran Kumar Gandhi) and JSW Group (Parth Jindal) and was founded in 2008.

Even when the daredevils made it to the playoffs only once and are yet to win the title, they’re very strong this time. And the team is once again at the top of the IPL cup list.

The Capitals team is a strong blend of the young and experienced players, with Ricky Ponting as their coach. They have their strength in the amazing captaincy of Shreyas Iyer and enough backups that made them did well n the last seasons that is why many people prefer the team for IPL Betting Online.

Undoubtedly, Delhi Capitals is being the only IPL team with solid top 5 Indian players.

Delhi Capitals – Team Profile

Full NameDelhi Capitals
NicknameDC
Founded in Year2008
Home GroundArun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi
Team OwnersGMR Group (50%), JSW Sports (50%)
CaptainRishabh Pant
Vice-CaptainNA
CoachRicky Ponting
Prominent PlayersRishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhavan, Ravichandran Ashwin
Brand Ambassador(s)NA
JerseyBlue with Red Shade Collar
Theme SongRoar Machaa
Fan-made SongNA
Major RivalsChennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab
LogoA shield with three tigers on it and Delhi Capitals written on the shield with a silhouette of the red fort
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Delphi Capitals Players

Delhi Capitals History

2008:

In the first season of the IPL, the Daredevils team finished in the final four.
The DC team lost the semi-final against Rajhastan Royals.

2009:

The power-hitting batsman Dilshan was part of the team.
A duo of Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir was like the powerhouse for the dc team.
The team did well during the 2009 tournament but lost the semi-final against Deccan Chargers.
The dc team managed to qualify for CLT-20.

2010:

Dinesh Kartik became captain of the team.
The team finished fifth in the table.

2011:

Changes in the Captaincy again, and James Hopes became the new captain.
The daredevils finished last at the table.

2012:

Virender Sehwag became the new captain.
Glenn McGrath stopped playing for Delhi.
Strong batsmen like Ross Taylor and Kevin Pietersen joined the team.
The team lost the semi-final and finished third at the table.

2013:

Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardene played well together.
The team started off bad losing six matches consecutively.
The team finished 9th in the table.

2014:

Daredevils did not retain old players from the seven seasons.
The dc team once again finished last at the table.

2015:

The team faced criticism due to their consecutive poor performances.
Delhi Daredevils finished seventh this season.

2016:

The team bought many new players, including Rishab Pant.
Zaheer Khan was appointed as the new captain.
The dc team finished sixth in the table.

2017:

The dareveils lost Quinton de Kock and Duminy.
Karun Nair was the stand-in captain.
The team finished sixth in the table.

2018:

Ricky Ponting was appointed as the new head coach of the team.
It was a good season for Rishab Pant.
Shreyas Iyer became the new Captain.
The team changed their name to Delhi Capitals.
The dc team ended eighth in the table.

2019:

The team won their first match against Mumbai Indians.
The Capitals entered playoffs after 7 years and finished as second runner-ups.

2020:

The team started off well, winning 7 out of the first 9 games, they were very strong this year and had one of the highest odds on IPL to win the title.
Delhi Capitals lost final against Mumbai Indians.

2021:

The dc team started off well and is at the top of the IPL table.
Rishab Pant is the new captain.

Delhi Capitals Players List 2021

Delhi Capitals IPL
PLAYERROLESIGNED YEARSTYLE
Shreyas IyerBatsman2018Right Handed
Rishab PantWicket Keeper2016Left Handed
Shikhar DhawanBatsman2019Left Handed
Prithvi ShawBatsman2018Right Handed
Ajinkya RahaneBatsman2020Right Handed
Manimaran SiddharthBowler2021Left Arm
Axar PatelAll-Rounder2019Left Handed
Lalit YadavAll-Rounder2020Right Handed
Sam BillingsWicket Keeper2021Right Handed
Kagiso RabadaBowler2018Right Arm
Avesh KhanBowler2018Right Arm
Marcus StoinisAll-Rounder2020Right Handed
Shimron HetmyerBatsman2020Left Handed
Ravichandran AshwinAll-Rounder2021Right Handed
Lukman MeriwalaBowler2021Left Arm
Ishant SharmaBowler2020Right Arm
Ben DwarshuisBowler2021Right Arm
Ravichandran AshwinAll-Rounder2020Right Handed
Amit MishraBowler2018Right Arm
Praveen DubeyBowler2020Right Arm
Steve SmithBatsman2021Right Handed
Vishnu VinodBatsman2021Right Handed
Umesh YadavBowler2021Right Arm
Tushar DeshpandeAll-Rounder2020Left Handed

Administration and Support Staff

CEO: Vinod Bisht

Head Coach: Ricky Ponting

Assistant Coach: Muhammad Kaif

Bowling Coach: James Hopes

Batting Coach: Pravin Amre

Fielding Coach: NA

Physiotherapist: Patrick Farhart

Strength and Conditioning coach: Rajinikanth Sivagnanam

Talent Scout: Vijay Dahiya

Team Doctor: Dr. Rizwan Khan

Delhi Capitals Fan Base

Though the daredevils team reached the IPL final only once and are yet to win the title, the fans love their Delhi team unconditionally and always support them during the matches, especially against their major rivals Chennai cricket team.

The team consists of youngsters and experienced mentors like Ricky Ponting, making it one of the prominent IPL teams.

With that said, the dc team has the support of 2.2 million followers on Instagram, 1.7 million on Twitter, and 7.2 million on Facebook. They have a fan base of close to 350k subscribers on YouTube.

Delhi Capitals Sponsors

JSW Group, Apollo Steel Pipes, EBIX Cash, and JIO are the principal sponsors of the DC team with acko, CORNITOS, Colgate, EVOLUT, CUP NOODLES, GAAR Aero city, OCTA FX, PhonePe, Dream 11, MX TakaTak, and WROGN Active being the associate sponsors.

And the team’s official partners in IPL 2021 are:

FANCODE
BoAt
kotak
HUNK
Maxirich
Fever FM
ON
Western Digital
BKT
LG OLED
MATRIX

DC Fans

Delhi Capitals Team Performance

YearCaptainResultTop BatsmanRunsTop BowlerWicketsWin %
2020Shreyas Iyer2ndShikar Dhawan618Kagiso Rabada3052.94
2019Shreyas Iyer3rdShikhar Dhawan521Kagiso Rabada2562.50
2018Shreyas Iyer8thRishabh Pant684Trent Boult1835.71
2017Zaheer Khan6thSanju Samson386Pat Cummins1542.85
2016JP Duminy6thQuinton de Kock454Chris Morris1350.00
2015Kevin Pietersen7thJP Duminy414Imran Tahir1535.71
2014David Warner8thJP Duminy410Imran Tahir914.28
2013Ross Tyler9thDavid Warner410Umesh Yadav1618.75
2012Mahela Jayawardene3rdVirender Sehwag495Morne Morkel2568.75
2011James Hopes10thVirender Sehwag424Morne Morkel1328.57
2010Dinesh Kartik5thVirender Sehwag356Amit Mishra1750.00
2009Gautam Gambhir3rdAB de Villiers465Ashish Nehra1971.42
2008Virender Sehwag4thGautam Ganbhir534Yo Mahesh1650.00

Delhi Capitals Best Players

1. Shreyas Iyer

Even though the captain has rolled out of the IPL 2021 due to his back injury, the fans have high hopes of his fast recovery and a great performance in the ICC World Cup 2021. He joined Kolkata Knight Riders players squad for IPL 2022.

Overall, Shreyas is a fabulous captain with his brilliant skills, and chances are that he will be the next captain of the Indian Cricket team after Virat Kohli.

2. Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant is an excellent wicketkeeper and batsman with his one hundred and 12 IPL fifties. The Dc team retained this youngster ahead of the 2018 auction, which the player paid off with his amazing performance. Recently, he’s been promoted to DC captain from vice-captain after the injury of Shreyas Iyer.

3. Shikhar Dhawan

India’s ace opener and highest run-scorer of Delhi Capitals, Shikar Dhawan, is consistent with his performance. And he’s the first batsman of the tournament to score two consecutive hundreds, unfortunately this year Shikar Dhawan went to Punjab Kings team – the rivals of DC.

4. Prithvi Shaw

This right-handed batsman of the DC team scored 99 in the 2019 IPL and has 4 fifties to his name. Shaw is a young star who will help to strengthen the IPL 2022 players list of the team.

5. Ajinkya Rahane:

This fifth star of the DC team has scored 105 runs in IPL 2019, which is his highest score so far. Also, he has two centuries and 28 fifties against his name.

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Delhi Capitals DC FAQs

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    Who is the owner of DC?

    GMR Group and JSW Sports are the 50/50 shareowners of Delhi Capitals.

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    Who is the best player of Delhi Capitals?

    Shreyas Iyer is the best player of Delhi Capitals. The DC team has a strong 4, namely Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, and Ajinkya Rahane.

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    How many times did Delhi Daredevils win IPL?

    The team made it to the playoff only once and is yet to win the title.

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    Who is the Delhi Capitals Vice-Captain?

    TRight now, there’s no vice-captain of Delhi Capitals. Following the injury of the main captain Shreyas Iyer, the team’s vice-captain Rishabh Pant was appointed as the stand-in captain.

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    Why did they change the name of Delhi Daredevils?

    In 2018, the dc team changed their name from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals. And according to the co-owner of the team, the name symbolizes the city’s identity as the Capital and the center of all actions in the country, and this is the aim of the team as well.