The Delhi Capitals (formerly known as Delhi Daredevils) is one of the eight founding teams of the Indian Premier League (IPL), IPL 2023 is going to start on 31st March 2023, and has been a consistent performer in the tournament since its inception in 2008. Although the team has not yet won an IPL title, it has produced some exceptional performances, created many records, and entertained fans with its aggressive and fearless brand of cricket.
The Delhi Capitals started their IPL journey in 2008 under the ownership of the GMR Group. The team was captained by legendary Indian opener Virender Sehwag, and it included some talented players like Gautam Gambhir, AB de Villiers, and Glenn McGrath. However, despite having a strong squad, the team failed to qualify for the playoffs in the first two seasons.
In 2010, the Delhi Capitals signed former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara and appointed him as the skipper. Although Sangakkara led the team admirably, they could only manage to finish fifth in the league standings.
Over the years, the Delhi Capitals have had some prominent names associated with the team, including Mahela Jayawardene, Rahul Dravid, Zaheer Khan, and Sourav Ganguly, among others. However, the team continued to struggle to make an impact in the tournament, and it was not until 2019 that they managed to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2012.
Under the guidance of young and dynamic captain Shreyas Iyer and coach Ricky Ponting, the Delhi Capitals had a breakthrough season in 2020, finishing as the runners-up in the tournament. The team played an exciting brand of cricket, with impressive performances from their top-order batsmen like Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw, and their fast bowlers like Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje.
The Delhi Capitals have played some memorable matches in the IPL over the years. Here are some of their top performances:
- Delhi Capitals vs. Deccan Chargers, 2009: In this high-scoring encounter, the Delhi Capitals chased down a massive target of 188 with ease, thanks to an unbeaten 105 from AB de Villiers.
- Delhi Capitals vs. Kings XI Punjab, 2017: In this match, the Delhi Capitals chased down 209, the highest total ever chased in the IPL, thanks to a scintillating 97 from Rishabh Pant.
- Delhi Capitals vs. Mumbai Indians, 2019: In this thrilling encounter, the Delhi Capitals won by just 37 runs, defending a total of 213, with a fiery spell of fast bowling from Kagiso Rabada, who took four wickets for just 21 runs.
The Delhi Capitals have set several records in the IPL over the years, some of which are as follows:
- Fastest Fifty: Chris Morris holds the record for the fastest fifty for the Delhi Capitals, scoring 50 off just 17 balls against Gujarat Lions in 2016.
- Most Runs in a Single IPL Season: Shikhar Dhawan holds the record for scoring the most runs in a single IPL season for the Delhi Capitals, amassing 618 runs in 2020.
- Most Wickets in a Single IPL Season: Kagiso Rabada holds the record for taking the most wickets in a single IPL season for the Delhi Capitals, picking up 30 wickets in 2020.
- Highest Team Total: The Delhi Capitals scored their highest team total of 231/4 against Kings XI Punjab in 2020, thanks to a blazing century from Shikhar Dhawan.
- Most Sixes in an Innings: Rishabh Pant holds the record for hitting the most sixes in an inning for the Delhi Capitals, smashing 7 sixes in his knock of 128* against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018.
Delhi Capitals (DC) IPL 2023 Overview
|Tournament Name||Indian Premier League|
|Team Name||Delhi Capitals|
|Captain name||Rishabh Pant|
|Team manager||Siddharth Bhasin|
|Chairman of team||Parth Jindal|
Delhi Capitals (DC) Full Squad For IPL 2023
David Warner, Manish Pandey, Prithvi Shaw, Rilee Rossouw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Ishant Sharma, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Lungi Ngidi, Mukesh Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Pravin Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Aman Khan, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Mitchell Marsh, Philip Salt, and Rishabh Pant
Delhi Capitals IPL Players List
|Player Name||Country||Age||Role||Auction Price|
|Rishabh Pant (c&wk)||India||25 years||WK-Batsman||Rs. 16 Cr(R)|
|Prithvi Shaw||India||23 years||Batsman||Rs. 7.50Cr(R)|
|David Warner||Australia||36 years||Batsman||Rs. 6.25 Crores(R)|
|Sarfaraz Khan||India||25 years||Batsman||Rs. 20 Lakhs(R)|
|Yash Dhull||India||20 years||Batsman||Rs. 50 Lakhs(R)|
|Rovman Powell||West Indies||29 years||Batsman||Rs. 2.80 crores(R)|
|Anrich Nortje||South Africa||29 years||Bowler||Rs. 6.50 Cr(R)|
|Kamlesh Nagarkoti||India||22 years||Bowler||Rs. 1.10 crores(R)|
|Mustafizur Rahman||Bangladesh||27 years||Bowler||Rs. 2 crores(R)|
|Lungi Ngidi||South Africa||26 years||Bowler||Rs. 50 Lakhs(R)|
|Khaleel Ahmed||India||25 years||Bowler||Rs. 5.25 crores(R)|
|Chetan Sakariya||India||24 years||Bowler||Rs. 4.20 crores(R)|
|Praveen Dubey||India||29 years||Bowler||Rs. 50 Lakhs(R)|
|Kuldeep Yadav||India||28 years||Bowler||Rs. 2 crores(R)|
|Axar Patel||India||28 years||All-rounder||Rs. 9 crores(R)|
|Mitchell Marsh||Australia||31 years||All-rounder||Rs. 6.50 Crores(R)|
|Lalit Yadav||India||25 years||All-rounder||Rs. 65 Lakhs(R)|
|Ripal Patel||India||27 years||All-rounder||Rs. 20 Lakhs(R)|
|Vicky Ostwal||India||20 years||All-rounder||Rs. 20 Lakh(R)|
|Aman Khan||India||26 years||Allrounder||Traded from KKR|
|Ishant Sharma||India||34 years||Bowler||Rs. 50 lakhs|
|Phil Salt||England||26 years||Wicketkeeper||Rs. 2 Crores|
|Manish Pandey||India||33 years||Batsman||Rs. 2.4 crores|
|Mukesh Kumar||India||29 years||Fast Bowler||Rs. 5.5 crores|
|Rilee Russouw||South Africa||33 years||Batsman||Rs. 4.6 crores|
Delhi Capitals IPL Match Schedule
|DATE Of Matches||Matches Between||Place Of Matches||Time of Matches|
|1 April 2023||Delhi Capitals vs Lucknow Super Giants||Lakhnow||7:30 PM|
|4 April 2023||Delhi Capitals vs Gujarat Titans||Delhi||7:30 PM|
|8 April 2023||Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals||Guwahati||3:30 PM|
|11 April 2023||Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians||Delhi||7:30 PM|
|15 April 2023||Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bengaluru||3:30 PM|
|20 April 2023||Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Delhi||7:30 PM|
|24 April 2023||Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Hyderabad||7:30 PM|
|29 April 2023||Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Delhi||7:30 PM|
|2 May 2023||Delhi Capitals vs Gujarat Titans||Ahmedabad||7:30 PM|
|6 May 2023||Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Delhi||7:30 PM|
|10 May 2023||Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||7:30 PM|
|13 May 2023||Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings||Delhi||7:30 PM|
|17 May 2023||Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings||Dharamshala||7:30 PM|
|20 May 2023||Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings||Delhi||3:30 PM|
Delhi Capitals IPL Auction 2023
Delhi Capitals released only 5 players before the IPL auction. The Delhi Capitals team bought five players in the mini-auction held for IPL 2023. The team, which came fifth in the IPL 202, bought Mukesh Kumar from Bihar, who played domestic cricket, at the highest price and the owners included fast bowler Mukesh in the team for Rs 5.50 crore.
When IPL 2023 is going to Start?
31st march 2023, is the date when the first match between GT and CSK is going to hold.
The first match of Delhi Capital is on.
The first match of Delhi Capital is with Lakhnow Super Giants on 1st April 2023.