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Delhi Capitals IPL Fantasy Cricket Team

History of Delhi IPL Team

One of the eight teams featured in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (“IPL”), the Delhi Capitals has had relatively little success. Going beyond the league stage was unchartered territory until 2019. Representing Delhi in the IPL, the franchise recorded their first IPL finals appearance in 2020 under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer but failed to go to the promised land and ended up being runners-up. However, these moves did pay dividends. After having a taste of what it feels like to be so close to the silverware, the Delhi Capitals Squad had retained 18 players who were a part of the team’s finals run.
The IPL Delhi Captain and India’s dynamic hitter, Rishabh Pant, led the squad to the odds of a 75% win in the past IPL seasons. In the IPL 2023 season, David Warner took on the role of captain for the Delhi Capitals. Despite facing criticism for his strike rate, Warner displayed consistent performance with the bat. Scoring his third half-century of the season against Mumbai Indians, Warner showcased his ability as a top-order batsman. However, Rishabh Pant is to make a comeback for DC in IPL 2024. Director of Cricket Sourav Ganguly informed that Rishabh Pant is in good form and is slated to return to action in IPL 2024.

History of Delhi IPL Team

GMR Sports Pvt. Ltd. & JSW Sports Pvt. Ltd. are joint owners of the franchise.

Delhi Capitals Players 2024 Squad

Let’s have a look at the squad of the 2024 IPL season-
Rishabh Pant Axar Patel Pravin Dubey
David Warner Lalit Yadav Vicky Ostwal
Prithvi Shaw Mitchel Marsh Anrich Nortje
Yash Dhull Sumit Kumar Kuldeep Yadav
Shai Hope Lungi Ngidi
Swastik Chhikara Khaleel Ahmed
Abishek Porel Ishant Sharma
Harry Brook Jhye Richardson
Ricky Bhui Mukesh Kumar
Kumar Kushagra Rasikh Dar
Tristan Stubbs

DC Retained players 2024

2024 Season: Time for Capitals to finally bring the trophy to the capital? A lot was expected of the Delhi Capitals after back-to-back dominant performances in the past few IPL seasons.
Let’s look at the players the Delhi Capitals retained for the 2024 IPL season.
Indian: Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Khaleel Ahmed, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Mukesh Kumar, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal, Abishek Porel.
Overseas: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi.

Top Delhi Capitals Player Profiles

Now that we know that DC has spent heavy bucks hoping to replicate and continue their dominant run in the IPL, let us now look at the common deciding parameter behind bringing these players back and what each of these core 4 brings to the table.

Rishabh Pant

The dynamic wicketkeeper-batsman, Rishabh Pant was among the trio of players Delhi retained before the 2018 auction. He justified their decision with an impressive season, accumulating nearly 700 runs. Despite narrowly missing out on the IPL Orange Cap, Pant's batting prowess shone brightly for the Delhi Capitals, leading to his retention for the subsequent two seasons, including IPL 2020. Appointed as DC's skipper ahead of IPL 2021 and retained for TATA IPL 2022, Pant boasts a commendable IPL record with close to 2500 runs and 15 half-centuries. With a recent string of stellar performances in international cricket, Pant enters the upcoming tournament in optimistic form, eager to deliver another impactful season for Delhi Capitals. Rishabh Pant is set to play in IPL 2024 after being sidelined for almost a year due to a car crash. Ricky Ponting, the Delhi Capitals coach, mentioned that Pant is very confident about playing the entire IPL 2024, although Ponting himself expressed uncertainty about it.

Prithvi Shaw

A batsman from the Bombay school of cricket, Prithvi Shaw has shown the ability to perform in crucial games. Captain of India’s Under-19 World Cup winning team, Prithvi was retained by Delhi Capitals -in IPL 2020 - 2021 and the Delhi franchise stuck with him and retained him ahead of the TATA IPL 2024 auction. The opener has made waves in the domestic circuit and remains one of the most exciting batters to witness when in full flow and DC will want him to take the oppositions by storm during the upcoming IPL season. Prithvi Shaw remains with the Delhi Capitals for IPL 2024. Despite recovering from a knee injury, his retention suggests the franchise's commitment to his rehabilitation and potential performance in the upcoming IPL season.

Axar Patel

Following the retaining pattern, Axar Patel has been a part of the team since 2020 and knows how to get to the coveted IPL final. - What makes Patel all the more valuable is the ability to contribute with the bat. Axar Patel has played 136 matches in his IPL career and has scored 1418 runs, with an average of 20.55. He has 1 half century, with his highest IPL score being 54 runs. Axar Patel has hit 88 fours and 69 sixes in his IPL career.Axar Patel continues his stint with the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024. He's known for his accuracy as a left-arm spinner, capable of bowling in any match phase and contributing with crucial cameos with the bat. After being bought by Delhi Capitals in 2019, he remains an integral part of their squad.

Anrich Nortje

Nortje, who was with the team throughout its golden period from the 2020 and 2023 seasons, has bagged a total of 53 wickets in the 40 matches he has played. This means at least one wicket is guaranteed to be struck by the South African speedster every time he steps on the pitch. Nortje is known for his fast-paced bowling and his ability to take crucial wickets. His presence in the Delhi Capitals' fast-bowling lineup adds depth to the team and makes them a strong contender in the IPL 2024 tournament.

DC Home ground

The teams’ home ground is the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.

DC Previous Coaches and Captains

The franchise has had a rich history of coaches and captains. In the 2009 season, feisty Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was given charge of the team. In 2012, the prolific Virender Sehwag led the team and was replaced by none other than the spectacular Sri Lankan, Mahela Jayawardene. The 2016 season saw Indian pacer Zahir Khan as the player in command. After a franchise-best finals’ appearance in the 2020 season, the team was dealt a blow, injuring the captain, Shreyas Iyer. The dynamic Rishabh Pant stepped up and did a great job. Pant led the team to the best points tally in the IPL. However, in response to Rishabh Pant's unfortunate injury during the Indian Premier League 2023 season, David Warner took over the captaincy role for the Delhi Capitals. Stepping into a leadership position, Warner aimed to guide the team through the challenges posed by Pant's absence.
DC has not been complacent when it comes to coaches, with former and world-cup-winning head coach Gary Kirsten being in charge of the team. Rahul Dravid, the Wall, was also at the helm in the franchise but had to step down as he prioritised coaching the Indian national team. The world-dominating, former Aussie Skipper Ricky Ponting filled his shoes instead. Ricky built the new DC squad and was a part of the team in their prime 2020 and 2021 IPL seasons. Ricky Ponting will coach Delhi Capitals in Tata IPL 2024.

Best players of DC for Fantasy cricket

Top Fantasy Players (As per IPL Fantasy League) for DC:
  • Rishabh Pant
  • Prithvi Shaw
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • David Warner
  • Lungi Ngidi

DC Team rankings in each past IPL

While this may not be the most accurate description of the current DC squad, it is imperative to glance at the teams’ history. Let’s see what DC’s track record in the IPL has been.

IPL Season Final Rankings

Year Position
2008 4th
2009 3rd
2010 5th
2011: 10th
2012: 3rd
2013: 8th
2014: 9th
2015: 7th
2016: 6th
2017: 6th
2018: 8th
2019: 3rd
2020: Runners-up
2021: Playoffs
2022: 5th
2023: 9th

DC Team rankings in each past IPL

The Delhi Capitals (DC) have exhibited varying performances in past IPL seasons, with notable achievements such as finishing in 3rd place in 2012, and 2019 and being the runners-up in the 2020 IPL season. Their rankings have seen fluctuations, showcasing both challenges and successes throughout the tournament's history.

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