About Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals IPL franchise was founded in 2008. The team is based in Delhi and its earlier name was Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League. Delhi capitals reached in final for the first time in 2020 and were table topper in 2021. The home ground of the Delhi Capitals is Arun Jaitley Stadium located in New Delhi.
Owner- GMR and JSW Group
Captain- Rishabh Pant
Coach- Ricky Ponting
Home Ground- Arun Jaitely Stadium
Secondary ground- Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium
Official Website- https://www.delhicapitals.in/
JSW GMR Cricket Private Limited (known as GMR Sports Private Ltd.) owns a cricket franchise and represents the State of Delhi in the BCCI-IPL hosting the 20 Year Tournament (“IPL League”) which is held annually.
The Team was founded in 2008 and was bought by the GMR Group, a property development company. In the same year, 2008 GMR group sold its 50% share to JSW group for 550 crores. Its current principal partners are BOLT, APOLLO, and OCTA.
Delhi capitals retained 4 players before the auction. Rishabh Pant (Wicker keeper and Batsman) for 16 Crore, Prithvi shaw (Batsman) for 7.50 Crore, Axar Patel (All-Rounder) for 9 Crore, and Anrich Nortje (Bowler) for 6.50 Crore.
List of Player 2022 with auction price
|1.||Rishabh Pant (C)||WK- Batsman||16Cr|
|8.||KS Bharat||WK- Batsman||2Cr|
|10.||Tim Seifert||WK- Batsman||50L|
|11.||Vicky Ostwal||All Rounder||20L|
|12.||Ripal Patel||All Rounder||20L|
|13.||Lalit Yadav||All Rounder||65L|
|14.||Mitchell Marsh||All Rounder||6.50Cr|
|15.||Axar Patel||All Rounder||9Cr|
|16.||Shardul Thakur||All Rounder||10.75Cr|
The Delhi Capitals (formerly Daredevils) reached the semi-finals in the first two seasons and reached the knockout stages in 2012 and 2019. They won the title for the first time in the 2020 season, where they lost to the Mumbai Indians. . They also went almost as far in 2021, topping the league stage standings, but then losing both playoffs to be eliminated. And having no win in 2022 season also.
Delhi Capital was sponsored by JSW Group, Apollo Steel Tubes, Ebix Cash, Jio, Acko, OK Credit, Bond Tite, Bodycare, Nissin, Colgate, Dream11, Livinguard, Kotak, BKT, Western Digital, Boat, Coca Cola and Fancode in IPL 2021. And almost same in 2022 also. For more details checkout the official website.
In spite of a series of disappointing performances season after season continuously, Delhi Capitals have built a loyal following. Delhi has only made it to the IPL final once in 2021, but the fans continue to support the team. Cricket is a popular sport in the capital and the city has produced several international cricketers in the past.