In the tournament of Indian Premier League various teams participate among which the team of Delhi capitals has been a renowned one. It is the team that has seen many ups and downs during its journey of tournament till date. Many of the popular players have been part of this team over a period and it has significantly contributed to every match it has played but yet it is a kept at a distance from lifting the trophy of any season. The team is doubtlessly a balanced one yet somewhere it strategic games it lacks the skills which can be seen as a result of not winning a single trophy in past years.
Owners of Delhi Capitals
The owner of this team is the company GMR group which is a leading name in the property development. It was formed on 20 February 2008 in the first auction of this leading tournament. In those days it was bought for $84 million by GMR group. In the year 2018 it sold 50% of its share to JSW sports. Previously the team was known as Delhi Daredevils which got changed in 2018 and now it is known as Delhi capitals. It represents city of Delhi and home ground of the same is Arun Jaitley stadium which was previously known as Firozshah Kotla stadium.
Delhi Capitals Team
The team Delhi Capitals must not be underestimated as it has players to make a huge difference single handedly. In the first season it won first two matches against Deccan chargers and Kings XI Punjab but later lost some games and ended as fourth in the tournament. Till date this team has never made its way to final yet the players are with high irit and committed to make it in next tournament. Virender Sehwag, a big name in the Indian cricket history has been the highest scorer from this team while Amit Mishra has been the highest wicket taker.
Current players of the Delhi Capitals Team
Current squad of this team is also much noteworthy where it has players such as Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Aiyar, Rahane, Hetmyer, Stoinis and Rabada. Rickey Ponting is the head coach for this team while Mohammed Kaif is assistant coach.
Ups and downs of the Delhi Capitals Team
In the initial years of 2008 and 2009 the team has made its path to semifinals but since then the performance of the same has been down. In the year 2012 and 2019 it finished its journey in the playoffs only. In 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2018 it finished at the last number of the participants.
Delhi Capitals : The journey in tournament so far
The journey of this team has been full of variations till date in this tournament. It has seen the players such as Sehwag, Gambhir and Shoaib Maliick, AB de villiars, Dilshan, Jayawardane and Vettori as part of the playing team yet it has not made a history of embossing its name in the list of the winners of the tournament. The team has also changed its anthem from Khel Front foot pe to Dill ke Mundey in past some years.