We are back introducing the IPL teams before 12th edition of the tournament begins to IPL fantasy league fans. In our last post, we have introduced MS Dhoni’s team Chennai Super Kings to the IPL lovers. And in one of our previous post, we have already mentioned the complete squad of all teams.
Today we are planning to introduce Delhi Capitals. We guess you have already gone through the Twitter trolls after the team’s name has changed from Daredevils to Capitals? In the 11 editions of IPL T20 fantasy games, Delhi Daredevils or now we can call Delhi Capitals has been consistently underperformed.
The Delhi team plays the home matches at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi as well asShaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Chhattisgarh.
The Delhi-based franchise is the only remaining side not to qualify for the IPL finals ever. Though it has had some of the talented players in the squad such as Virender Sehwag, David Warner, Kevin Pietersen, Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan, Mahela Jayawardene and Ashish Nehra, Delhi has never looked like a champion in the making. However, all the above-mentioned players have been the treasure for the IPL fantasy leagues.
At the time when Delhi team has been led by Virender Sehwag, they won hearts of the Delhi fans. But after the local boy left, the number of fans took a huge hit. But still, many fans have stuck with the team thick and thin. And that is what the team needs to continue in T20 cricket games.
Enough said, let’s get to know the team now:
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, HanumaVihari, Manjot Kalra, Sherfaine Rutherford and Colin Ingram.
Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant and Ankush Bains.
Bowlers: Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Sandeep Lamichhane, Nathu Singh, Ishant Sharma, Bandaru Ayyappa and Keemo Paul.
All-Rounders: Rahul Tewatia, Harshal Patel, Chris Morris, Colin Munro, Jalaj Saxena and Axar Patel.
Though it’s not sparkling, read on the past performance of the team:
2008: During the inaugural edition, then having the name Delhi Daredevils team has been the semi-finalist, giving one best performance.
2009: Again in the second edition, team Delhi has reached the semi-finals and becomes a semi-finalist.
2010: From the third edition, their performance goes down and they have reached the fifth position in the league stage.
2011: During the fourth edition of IPL they have reached the tenth position in the league stage.
2012: During the fifth edition of this famous T20 cricket games tournament, they lose in qualifier 2.
2013: During the sixth edition of the tournament they have reached the ninth position in the league stage.
2014: During the seventh edition of IPL they have reached the eighth position in the league stage.
2015: During the eighth edition of the T20 tournament they have reached the seventh position in the league stage.
2016: In the ninth edition of IPL they have reached the sixth position in the league stage.
2017: During the tenth edition of the tournament they have reached the sixth position in the league stage.
2018: In the previous year IPL edition as well, the eleventh, they have reached the eighth position in the league stage.
Batting performance of the Delhi team in IPL matches
The highest innings total of Delhi has been 231/4 against Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2011.
The lowest innings total of Delhi has been 66 all out against Mumbai Indians in 2017 edition of the tournament.
Virender Sehwag has scored 2382 runs, which is the highest by a Delhi player.
Rishabh Pant has scored 128* against Sun Risers Hyderabad in IPL 2018, the highest by a Delhi player.
Team Delhi has scored 8 centuries in 11 editions of IPL. The list includes Sanju Samson (102), Kevin Pietersen (103*), AB de Villiers (105*), Quinton de Kock (108), David Warner (109* & 107*), Virender Sehwag (119) and Rishabh Pant (128*).
Virender Sehwag has scored 17 half-centuries.
Rishabh Pant has scored 684 runs in IPL 2018 in a single edition of the tournament.
Bowling performance of the Delhi team in IPL matches
Amit Mishra has taken 90 wickets, the highest by any Delhi player.
Mishra has taken 5/17against Deccan Chargers in IPL 2008. It has been the best individual performance by any of the Delhi players.
Morne Morkel has taken 25 wickets in the single edition of IPL 2012.
Fielding performance of the Delhi team in IPL matches
Virender Sehwag has taken 30 catches, which is the maximum catches in Delhi team.
David Warner has taken 4 catches against Rajasthan Royals in 2010 edition of IPL, the highest in a match by any Delhi player.
AB de Villiers has taken 13 catches in a single edition of IPL.
Wicket keeping performance of the Delhi team in IPL matches
Dinesh Karthik has dismissed 45 players (Ct – 30, St – 15).
Karthik has dismissed 4 players in IPL 2009 playing against Rajasthan Royals in an innings.
Dinesh Karthik in IPL 2009 has dismissed 17 (Ct – 12, St – 5) in a single edition of the IPL.
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