IPL Fantasy League Team Overview – Delhi Capitals

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.

Also Read: IPL Fantasy League Team Overview – Chennai Super Kings

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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IPL Fantasy League Team Overview – Chennai Super Kings

Chennai, Chennai! Chennai, Chennai! IPL is knocking the doors and all are rooting for our favourite teams and planning ahead of our IPL fantasy league cricket team!

Chennai Super Kings is the best team or we can say franchise in the history of T20 cricket game. Since the advent of this T20 series, the team is giving a treat of good performance to the fans. They are the team qualifying for all the playoffs in all the seasons they have been playing. The team has won the IPL title for 3 times and has been the runner-ups for 4 times. IPL 2018 title has been won by CSK. They have made a great comeback last year, after getting suspended on 2016 and 2017 consecutively for being involved in spot-fixing.

M.A Chidambaram Stadium, also known as “Chepauk” is the home ground of Chennai Super Kings. They have also used JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi a few times for their home matches.

Do you know that the team has fans all over India, especially the southern part and has their own song, “Whistle Podu.” This fan-made song is quite prominent in their home state. The team’s captain M.S Dhoni is a hero and favourite of the all the IPL fantasy cricket fans.

In our previous post, we have mentioned the completed squad list of Chennai Super Kings. Take a good note of the list as it is going to be helpful at the time of your IPL T20 cricket fantasy team once the matches get started.

Let’s know about the team in detail:

Batsmen: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, AmbatiRayudu, RuturajGaekwad, Dhruv Shorey

Wicketkeepers: MS Dhoni, Sam Billings, N Jagadeshan

All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo

Bowlers: Harbhajan Singh, Mohit Sharma, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir

Note the past performance of the team in IPL:

2008: CSK’s starting was not bad. They have been runners-up for the 1st season of IPL

2009: For the second season, they have been the semi-finalist

2010: The team has been winning champions

2011: Again the team has been the winning champions for the second time

2012: The team has been again the runners-up for this season

2013: For the third time runners-up

2014: This season has been the worst for the team as they lost in qualifier 2

2015: For the fourth time runners-up

2018: The team has been winning champions for the third time

IPL Fantasy League Batting Performance:

The highest innings total of the team has been 246/5 against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2010.

The lowest innings total of the team has been 79 all out against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2013.

Suresh Raina has scored 4986 runs as it is the most number of runs scored by a CSK player.

Murali Vijay has scored 127 runs against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2010, the highest individual score by a CSK player.

The CSK players have hit 9 centuries in total. The list includes AmbatiRayudu (100*), Brendan McCullum (100*), Suresh Raina (109* & 100*), Michael Hussey (116*), Shane Watson (117* & 106) and Murali Vijay (127 & 113).

Raina has scored 34 half-centuries, the maximum number of half-centuries struck by a CSK player.

Michael Hussey has scored 733 runs in IPL 2013, the maximum runs scored by a CSK player in a single edition of IPL.

Bowling Performance in IPL Fantasy League:

Ashwin has taken 120 wickets, the maximum by any CSK player.

Ravindra Jadeja has the best individual bowling performance for the team against Deccan Chargers in IPL 2012, 5/16.

3 five-wicket hauls have been taken by CSK players. The list has Ravindra Jadeja (5/16), Pawan Negi (5/22) & Lakshmipathy Balaji (5/24).

Dwayne Bravo has taken 32 wickets in IPL 2013, maximum taken by CSK player in a single edition of IPL.

Performance in wicket keeping:

MS Dhoni records maximum 116 dismissals (Ct – 79, St – 37) as CSK wicket-keeper.

Dhoni records 4 dismissals against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2011 and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2013 in an innings.

MS Dhoni has the record of 17 dismissals (Ct – 15, St – 2) in IPL 2013 as CSK wicket-keeper in a single edition of the IPL.

Performance in fielding:

Suresh Raina has taken 96, maximum by a CSK player.

Dwayne Bravo in IPL 2013 has taken 14 catches in a single edition of the IPL.

Thanks for reading! Play IPL fantasy league and enjoy!

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IPL Fantasy League 2019 – Teams and Players List

IPL packs with talent and thrill! No doubt it is one of the favourites for cricket fans. And there is another thing that IPL brings, which the cricket fans love. It’s IPL fantasy league.

This is the 12th season of the cricketing event. And with its popularity going no less, we are sure of experiencing more fantasy cricket fans this year.

In the 11 tournaments held up till Chennai Super Kings has been the most successful one. Moreover, the team has won 3 IPL tournament trophies including the last one IPL 2018.

We are ready for this exciting extravagant cricket event of India. Are you? IPL T20 cricket game has won the hearts of both, serious cricket fans and casual followers of the game. The fans base is recently increasing more and more. Of course, this year is a special year for the cricket world. With back to back IPL and ICC World Cup, the number will increase more.

We are not talking about the World Cup now. Let’s focus on IPL 2019, which will start soon and get to know the complete squad for each team. Knowing the squad will help you to prepare for your own IPL fantasy league team. We should begin with the previous year’s champion.

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

Team Coach: Stephen Fleming

Team Captain: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Roster: This is the Chennai team of the league. It is the team of complete talented cricketers from around the world. The team plays its home matches at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Last season champion and three times  Take a look at the list other than their skipper. Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav. Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, KM Asif and N Jagadeesan. Dhruv Shorey, Monu Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Faf du Plessis, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mitchell Santner, Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo and David Willey. Lungi Ngidi, Shane Watson, Mohit Sharma, Imran Tahir and Ruturaj Gaikwad.

DELHI CAPITALS

Team Coach: Ricky Ponting

Team Captain: Shreyas Iyer

Roster: This team has recently renamed from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals. In this team as well we get some very notable cricketer in the earlier editions and even now. The team’s home ground is Feroz Shah Kotla Ground which is in New Delhi. Take a look at the complete list. Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra and Prithvi Shaw. Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Manjot Kalra, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris and Colin Munro. Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Hanuma Vihari, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Ankush Bains, Nathu Singh and Sherfane Rutherford. Colin Ingram, Jalaj Saxena, Keemo Paul and Bandaru Ayyappa.

KINGS XI PUNJAB

Team Coach: Mike Hesson

Team Captain: Ravichandran Ashwin

Roster: The bubbly girl of Bollywood, Preity Zinta is the co-owner of this team. The Punjab team plays its home matches at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. Take a look at the complete list. Mandeep Singh, KL Rahul, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Karun Nair, Andrew Tye, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammad Shami, Sam Curran, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh and Darshan Nalkande. Harpreet Brar, Agnivesh Ayachiand Murugan Ashwin.

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS

Team Coach: Jacques Kallis

Team Captain: Dinesh Karthik

Roster: What to say about KKR? Badshah of Bollywood, King Khan and our beloved, one and only Shah Rukh Khan is the owner of the team. This Kolkata team plays its home games at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Take a look at the complete list. Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana and Chris Lynn. Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Nikhil Naik, Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, Anrich Nortje, Prithvi Raj Yarra and Harry Gurney. Shrikant Mudhe and Joe Denly.

MUMBAI INDIANS

Team Coach: Mahela Jayawardene

Team Captain: Rohit Sharma

Roster: This is one team of IPL, looking forward to spread fire in field by their high-voltage performance this season. The team plays its home matches at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Take a look at the complete list. Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Mayank Markande, Surya Kumar Yadav, Anukul Roy, Rahul Chahar and Aditya Tare. Siddhesh Lad, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Ben Cutting, Kieron Pollard, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga and Jason Behrendorff. Barinder Sran, Anmolpreet Singh, Rasikh Dar, Pankaj Jaiswal, Jayant Yadav and Yuvraj Singh.

RAJASTHAN ROYALS

Team Coach: Paddy Upton

Team Captain: Ajinkya Rahane

Roster: This is the Jaipur team. The team plays its home matches at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Take a look at the complete list. Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Aryaman Birla, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, S. Midhun, Dhaval Kulkarni, Stuart Binny and Rahul Tripathi. Mahipal Lomror, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Jaydev Unadkat, Ish Sodhi, Oshane Thomas and Varun Aaron. Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Shubham Ranjane and Manan Vohra.

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE

Team Coach: Daniel Vettori&Gary Kirsten

Team Captain: Virat Kohli

Roster: This is one of the strongest contender of the league. RCB are a franchise cricket team based at Bangalore in Karnataka. It is one of the original eight teams in the IPL. Until now, the team has made three final appearances in the IPL, losing all of them. The team plays its home matches at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Take a look at the complete list. Yuzvendra Chahal, Parthiv Patel, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Kulwant Khejroliya, Navdeep Saini and Marcus Stoinis. AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Tim Southee, Colin de Grandhomme, Gurkeerat Singh, Shimron Hetmyer and Devdutt Padikkal. Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Milind Kumar and Akshdeep Nath

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD

Team Coach: ‎Tom Moody

Team Captain: Kane Williamson

Roster: This team had formed in 2012 after Deccan Chargers had terminated from the league. SRH base at Hyderabad in Telangana. Take a look at the complete list. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Basil Thampi, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma and Abhishek Sharma. Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shreevats Goswami, Billy Stanlake, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan and David Warner. Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha, Jonny Bairstow and Martin Guptill

Thanks for reading! Get your IPL T20 fantasy cricket squad ready!

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The Advent of Indian Premier League

The daily fantasy cricket in India is now quite common amongst the cricket lovers. One of the most hyped and popular game is IPL T20.  

The Indian Premier League changed the way cricket is played in India and also the online fantasy cricket. It has brought in huge scope for the entertainment industry as well. Twenty20 cricket became phenomenally popular after India won the Twenty20 World Cup in 2007 and the IPL has since then cashed on the craze. From then on, India’s involvement with IPL fantasy league has been rewarding and marvellous. 

Initialized by the then BCCI vice-president Lalit Modi, the IPL launched in 2008 as a competitive response to the Indian Cricket League (ICL). 

Following the same format as that of English Premier League and the National Basketball League (NBA) of the US, the maiden IPL tournament which Modi had conceptualized and idea was on the way to come on the forefront in 2008.  

IPL works on a franchise-system

The IPL works on a franchise-system based on the American style of hiring players and transfers. These franchises were putting for auction, where the highest bidder won the rights to own the team, representing each city.  

The auction for the same took place on January 24, 2008 and the total base price for the auction was $400 million. The auction went on to fetch $723.59 million.  

The Mumbai franchise owned by Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) was the most expensive franchise – fetching $111.9 million closely following Vijay Mallya’s United Breweries which paid $111.6 million for the Bangalore franchise. 

Media house Deccan Chronicle won the Hyderabad chapter of the IPL for $107 million, while India Cements’ Chennai franchise cost $91 million.  

Bollywood also made its presence felt with two of its leading stars bagging the ownership of their respective teams – Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla’s Red Chillies Entertainment buying out Kolkata for $75.09, while Preity Zinta and her beau Ness Wadia bought the Mohali team for $76 million.  

Infrastructure development group GMR bagged the ownership of the Delhi team for $84 million and the Emerging Media, consisting of its CEO Fraser Castellino, Manoj Badale and Lachlan Murdoch and other investors won the rights for the Jaipur franchise for $67 million.  

The maiden edition of IPL had eight teams comprising a minimum of 16 players each. The tournament lasted for 44 days and involved 59 matches.  

IPL Teams for the First Edition: 

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rahul Dravid named the captain and Venkatesh Prasad made the coach of the team.  

Kings XI Punjab: Yuvraj Singh named the captain with Tom Moddy as the coach of the team. 

Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni named the captain and Kepler Wessels became the coach.  

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sourav Ganguly named the captain and John Buchanan became the coach.  

Deccan Chargers: VVS Laxman named the captain and Robin Singh became the coach.  

Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar named the captain and Lalchand Rajput as the coach.  

Delhi Daredevils: Virender Sehwag named the captain and Shipperd turned to be the coach.  

Rajasthan Royals: Former Australian spin bowler Shane Warne named both the captain and coach of Rajasthan Royals. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket matches! 

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Man of the Match Performances in IPL Finals

Our cricket frenzy nation is gearing up for the IPL 2019. New set of IPL fantasy cricket teams built by sports fans will play alongside the eight IPL teams. These are IPL fantasy league teams of real players who will compete with each other. It will base on their statistical performance in actual games.

Sports fans will be able to choose their teams at a variable entry fee from the pool of players. It will base on their understanding and analytics of the game. And win or lose based on the actual performance of these players in the IPL online cricket games series.

All IPL fantasy cricket fans know how exciting every final of the event becomes. With thousands of crazy cricket spectators in the stadium and millions sitting in front of TV sets, every final match is a moment of the tournament.

Let us walk down the memory lane recollect the performances MoM in the first 6 IPL finals:

Yusuf Pathan – 56 (39) and 3/22 – RR V CSK, 2008 at Mumbai

In this match, Yusuf Pathan was the pick of the bowlers for Rajasthan picking 3/22 in 4 overs. Also, he made 56 runs after Rajasthan lost a couple of matches early. Pathan’s all-rounding effort earned him the MoM in the first ever IPL final.

Anil Kumble 4/16 – RCB v DC, 2009 at Johannesburg

In this match, Anil Kumble dismissed some crucial batsmen of Deccan Charger. The team has the particular blow when Kumble dismissed Adam Gilchrist for 0. Kumble was the MoM for his intense spell where he picked 4 for 16 in 4 overs.

Suresh Raina – 57* (35) and 1/21 – MI V CSK, 2010 in Mumbai

In this match, Suresh Raina was the MoM for his all-rounding efforts. He batted, remained not out at 57*and held Chennai Super Kings’ innings. It was his batting efforts that defeated Mumbai Indians in that final match of IPL 2010.

Murali Vijay – 95 (52) – RCB V CSK, 2011 in Chennai

In this match, Murali Vijay was rightly the MoM for his magnificent 95. Vijay’s 95 and Dhoni’squickfire 22 helped Chennai Super Kingsreach a match-winning total of 205.

Manvinder Bisla – 89 (48) – KKR V CSK, 2012 in Chennai

In this match, ManvinderBisla’s match-winning 89 earned him his maiden MoM. Against Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders had a terrible start. It was for Bisla’s 89 runs performance, KKR won the trophy.

Kieron Pollard – 60 (32) – MI V CSK, 2013 in Kolkata

In this match, Kieron Pollard’s 60 gave him the MoM award in 2013 IPL final. CSK were again in the finals and playing against MI. Pollard of MI batted well and scored 60 to bring MI their first IPL trophy.

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