Delhi Capitals (earlier known as Delhi Daredevils) is on e if the unluckiest teams that has not lifted the IPL trophy yet. But that does not mean they don’t have the potential to do so as they are considered as one of the best units in IPL. Delhi has got one of the strongest squads and they are famous for their excellence. Delhi Capitals team was earlier known as Delhi Daredevils but they changed the name as well as logo of the team last year. Delhi’s start of the IPL was very impressive as they managed to reach the playoffs in the 2008 and 2009 editions of IPL but after that they lost the way in between but now after a decade they managed to reach the top 3 teams in the last year’s IPL. They have reached in UAE as one of the strongest contenders of IPL. Here are some of the interesting facts that you need to know about the Capitals.
Delhi Capitals is a team that is owned by GMR group, a company founded in 1978 by Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao. GMR group bought the team for $ 84 million.
From Daredevils to Capitals
Delhi Capitals changed their name from Delhi Daredevils last year plus they also changed the logo of the team. This decision was made in order to come up with new enthusiasm.
Delhi Capitals (formerly Delhi Daredevils) qualified for the playoffs in 2008 and 2009. After a decade they again qualified for the playoffs in 2019 edition.
Three times ODI World Cup champion Ricky Ponting is the head coach of Delhi Capitals. He is the most successful captain in the history of cricket. He has led the Australian team in 324 matches and won 220 matches with the winning percentage of almost 68. Former Australian right-arm medium fast bowler Ryan Harris is the bowling coach of Delhi Capitals.
The Bowling Coach
Samuel Badree is the spin bowling coach of the Capitals. His role will be very important as the tournament is being played in UAE where spin bowling dominates every time.
Top Scorer in 2019 Edition
In the last edition of IPL, Shikhar Dhawan was the top scorer for Delhi Capitals who scored 521 runs with an average of 34.73 and a strike rate of 135.94. His highest score was 91 not out.
Top Wicket Taker in 2019 Edition
Kagiso Rabada was the top wicket taker for Delhi Captials. He took 25 wickets in the last edition of Indian premier League. His best bowling figure was 4 for 21. His bowling average was 14.72 and economy was 7.82.
The Title Sponsors
JSW Group of the principal sponsor of Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020. JSW (Jindal South West) is an Indian business conglomerate and is led by Sajjan Jindal.
The Home Ground
The home ground of Delhi Capitals is Arun Jaitley Stadium formerly known as Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi. Their secondary ground is Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket stadium in Raipur. Feroz Shah Kotla has a capacity of 41,820 and SVNS International Cricket Stadium has the capacity of 65,000.