Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals

Full NameDelhi Capitals

Nick NameDC

Founded2008 (As Delhi Daredevils)

GroundFeroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi

Team Owner(s)Kiran Kumar Grandhi (GMR Group) and Parth Jindal (JSW Group)

Prominent PlayersShreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin.


David Warner Batsman Left Handed 35
Prithvi Shaw Batsman Right Handed 22
Mitchell Marsh All Rounder Right Handed 30
Rishabh Pant Wicketkeeper Left Handed 24
Sarfaraz Khan Batsman Right Handed 24
Srikar Bharat Wicketkeeper Right Handed 28
Mandeep Singh (cricket) Batsman Right Handed 30
Axar Patel All Rounder Left Handed 28
Shardul Thakur Bowler Right Arm 30
Kuldeep Yadav Bowler Left Arm 27
Anrich Nortje Bowler Right Arm 28
Kamlesh Nagarkoti Bowler Right Arm 22
Mustafizur Rahman Bowler Left Arm 26
Chetan Sakariya Bowler Left Arm 23
Khaleel Ahmed Bowler Left Arm 24
Ripal Patel Batsman Right Handed 26
Lungisani Ngidi Bowler Right Arm 26
Tim Seifert Wicketkeeper Right Handed 27
Praveen Dubey Bowler Right Arm 28
Rovman Powell Batsman Right Handed 28
Lalit Yadav All Rounder Right Handed 25
Yash Dhull Batsman Right Handed 19
Vicky Ostwal Bowler Left Arm 19
Ashwin Hebbar Batsman - -

Captain - Shreyas Iyer

Vice Captain - NA

Ambassador(S) - NA

Jersey - Blue with a red accent.

Theme Song - Roar Macha

Major Rival(s) - Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders.

Logo - A shield with Delhi Capitals written with three tigers below it and a silhouette of the red fort.

Table of Contents

  1. DC History
  2. Administration and Support Staff
  3. Team Sponsors
  4. All-time Team Stats
  5. Batting Stats
  6. Bowling Stats
  7. Team Performance
  8. Fan Base
  9. DC Squad: Players to Watchout
  10. FAQs on Delhi Capitals

The Delhi Capitals, formerly known as Delhi Daredevils, is a franchise cricket team based in Delhi, which participates in the Indian Premier League. The Delhi Daredevils rebranded themselves as Delhi Capitals in 2019. The team has Arun Jaitley stadium, in Delhi for its home ground. The team is currently led by the young Indian batsman, Shreyas Iyer. One of the most successful captains of world cricket, Ricky Ponting is DC's head coach. The Capitals have reached an IPL Final just once, and are yet to win the title.

DC History


  1. Virender Sehwag was named the captain.
  2. Delhi Daredevils showed great promise in the first season.
  3. They reached the semi finals but we're however knocked out by the Rajasthan Royals who went on to lift the inaugural title.


  1. Dominating the entirety of the 2009 season, Daredevils reached the top of the table when the group stages ended, thanks to their captain Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, AB de Villiers and Dirk Nannes.
  2. However they again crumbled in the semi-finals against Deccan Chargers. Adam Gilchrist struck IPL's fastest fifty off 17 balls.


  1. Dinesh Karthik became captain of the Delhi based franchise.
  2. Daredevils fell short of receiving the semi finals finishing fifth.


  1. James Hopes assumed captaincy duties.
  2. Yet another disappointing season for the Daredevils finishing right at the last at 10th place.


  1. Mahela Jayawardene was made the captain.
  2. Delhi crumbled again at the semi finals finishing third.


  1. Daredevils had yet another captaincy change in Ross Taylor.
  2. Delhi finished at the bottom of the table at 9th place.


  1. David Warner was named captain of the Daredevils.
  2. The 2014 edition was played in the UAE.
  3. Daredevils finished eighth at the bottom of the table.


  1. Kevin Pietersen assumed captainship responsibilities.
  2. Delhi bought Yuvraj Singh for 16 crores.
  3. Delh Daredevils was on the receiving end of criticism from experts and fans alike due to their poor performance.
  4. Delhi Daredevils finished seventh in this season.


  1. JP Duminy was appointed captain of the Daredevils.
  2. The Daredevils had an impressive start to the sixth season.
  3. Although they were the favourites to reach the playoffs, however they finished sixth on the points table.


  1. Zaheer Khan was appointed the captain of Delhi Daredevils.
  2. Delhi finished 6th in the 2017 IPL season.


  1. Gautam Gambhir was appointed the captain of the Delhi team.
  2. He however stepped down viewing his poor forms which opened the doors of captaincy for the young Shreyas Iyer.
  3. It was a disappointing season for the Delhi franchise but they finished the season at the eight place.


  1. Delhi Daredevils changed their name to Delhi Capitals.
  2. Delhi retained 14 players from its previous roster. Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan joined them as a result of a trade with Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  3. Sourav Ganguly became their official advisor.
  4. Delhi Capitals reached the playoffs after seven whole years.
  5. They however lost in the playoffs and ended second runners up.


  1. Delhi Capitals reached their first-ever IPL final


  1. DC's recent additions before the 2021 IPL are- Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, M Siddarth, Lukman Meriwala, Tom Curran and Sam Billings

Administration and Support Staff

CEO: Vinod Bisht

Head Coach: Ricky Ponting

Assistant Coach: Mohammad Kaif

Fast Bowling Coach: James Hopes

Spin Bowling Coach: Samuel Badree

Talent Scout: Vijay Dahiya

Physiotherapist: Patrick Farhart

Team Sponsors

The Delhi Capitals will be sponsored by JSW Group, Apollo Steel Tubes, Ebix Cash, Jio, Acko, OK Credit, Bond Tite, Bodycare, Nissin, Colgate, Dream11, livinguard, kotak, BKT, Western Digital, Boat, Coca Cola and Fancode during IPL 2021.

All-time Team Stats

Batting Stats

Most Runs: Virender Sehwag: 2382 runs

Most Centuries: Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner: 2

Most Fifties: Virender Sehwag: 17

Fastest Fifty: Chris Morris- 17 balls

Fastest Century: Virender Sehwag: 48 balls

Best Batting Average: Albie Morkel: 86.00

Best Strike Rate: Ishant Sharma: 333.33

Most Sixes: Rishabh Pant: 103

Most Fours: Virender Sehwag: 292

Highest Individual Score: Rishabh Pant- 128*

Bowling Stats

Most Wickets: Amit Mishra: 104 wickets

Best Economy: Roelof van der Merwe: 6.22

Best Bowling Figures: Amit Mishra- 4-17-5

Best Bowling Average: Doug Bracewell: 10.67

Most Maidens: Irfan Pathan: 7

Most Runs Conceded: Umesh Yadav- 4-65-0

Most 4 Wickets: Kagiso Rabada: 4

Team Performance

YearCaptainResultTop BatsmanRunsTop BowlerWicketsWin %
2020Shreyas Iyer2ndShikhar 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 Taylor9thDavid Warner410Umesh Yadav1618.75
2012Mahela Jayawardene3rdVirender Sehwag495Morne Morkel2568.75
2011James Hopes10thVirender Sehwag424Morne Morkel1328.57
2010Dinesh Karthik5thVirender Sehwag356Amit Mishra1750.00
2009Gautam Gambhir3rdAB de Villiers465Ashish Nehra1971.42
2008Virender Sehwag4thGautam Gambhir534Yo Mahesh1650.00

Fan Base

Despite disappointing performances season after season, Delhi Capitals has still managed to establish a loyal fan base. So far, Delhi has managed to reach an IPL Final just once, and yet fans continue to rally behind their team. Cricket had been a popular sport in the nation's capital and the city had produced several international cricketers in the past.

The official Instagram handle of DC has over 2.2 million followers whereas the Twitter account has 1.7 million followers. On YouTube the official Delhi Capitals account has close to 350K subscribers. Delhi Capitals' Facebook page is also very active with regular updates and uploads with 7.2 million followers.

DC Squad: Players to Watchout

#1. Shikhar Dhawan

India’s ace opener is a master of the game. Shikhar Dhawan is simply a treat to watch when he is on the go. He was the highest run scorer for the Capitals with 521 runs in IPL 2019 and with 618 runs in IPL 2020. He will once again hold one of the two opening slots for DC in IPL 2021.

#2. Shreyas Iyer

Team India No. 4 in T20I cricket, Shreyas Iyer, has taken the responsibility of the Delhi Capitals like fish to water. The team has clearly flourished under his leadership for the past three years and have stepped up for each of the last three seasons. Battling with shoulder injuries ahead of IPL 2021, the 14th edition of the IPL might be the toughest for Iyer.

#3. Rishabh Pant

Probably one of the most dynamic young Indian batsmen. He began his Test career with a six. One can only imagine how dangerous he becomes when it comes to T20 cricket. He was the highest run scorer for DD in 2018 with 684 runs. Since then, he has improved his game where he was criticized the most - maturity. 2021 has been the most successful year for Pant in international cricket so far and might want to reflect the same in the IPL.

#4. Amit Mishra

Amit Mishra brings a lot of experience along with him. He is the most successful Indian bowler in the history of IPL. The 38-year-old leg spinner is basically a wizard when it comes to spinning the ball and bamboozling batsmen across teams, age groups, batting positions and nationalities.

#5. Ravichandran Ashwin

R Ashwin is undoubtedly one of the biggest catches for the DC Squad as they roped him in from the Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in IPL 2020. With someone like Ravi Ashwin in their troops, the Delhi team looks far more formidable than ever before especially in the spin department.

FAQs on Delhi Capitals

Q1. Which players did DC retain before the 2021 auctions?

A. DC retained the following players before the 2021 auction : Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Daniel Sams, Pravin Dubey, Chris Woakes

Q2. Who were the players bought by DC in the 2021 auctions?

A. DC team 2021 players list reveal that the Capitals have bought the following players in the 2021 auction : Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, M Siddarth, Lukman Meriwala, Tom Curran and Sam Billings

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