Delhi Capitals were the runners-up of IPL 2020 edition, they were so close yet so far from their first IPL Title last year. Founded in 2008 and previously named as Daredevils which was now changed to Delhi Capitals new name.
Representing one of the biggest cities of India in IPL 2021, DC would look to fill the loopholes and finish the unfinished business from last year’s IPL.
Delhi Capitals Full Squad
Delhi Capitals squad, like every other team in IPL 2021, comprises of 25 players. Led by the young Shreyas Iyer who has the services Steve Smith and Rishabh Pant. Runners-up of IPL 2020 look promising this year as well.
Combination of explosive T20 material both from local and international tams makes Delhi Capital team one of the most exciting sides of IPL 2021 competition.
Delhi Capital all players list
Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Avesh Khan, Amit Mishra, Axar Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, R Ashwin, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Pravin Dubey, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, Steve Smith, Sam Billings, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Lukman Hussain Meriwala and M Siddharth.
Delhi Capitals Auction 2021 Details
Capitals during the Auction of IPL 2021 had a budget of 12.90 crores, out of which they spent 11.25 crores by buying 8 players. Delhi’s most expensive player was Tom Curran. The English all rounder was purchased for 5.25 crores.
Other than Tom Curran purchase of Australian Steve Smith, England’s Sam Billings and Local boy Umesh Yadav are the other important picks of Delhi Capitals Auction stint.
Delhi Capitals all players with their price
- Steve Smith (Batsman) – 2.2 Crores
- Tom Curran (All Rounder) – 5.25 Crores
- Sam Billings (Wicket Keeper) – 2 Crores
- Umesh Yadav (Bowler) – 1 Crore
- Vishnu Vinod (Wicket Keeper) – 20 Lakh
- Lukman Hussain (Bowler) – 20 Lakh
- M Siddarth (Bowler) – 20 Lakh
- Ripal Patel (All Rounder) – 20 Lakh
Delhi Capitals Released Players
DC released 6 Players heading into the IPL 2021 Auction. Their released players included 4 foreigners and 2 locals. They even released the English opening batsman Jason Roy, who is widely known for his power hitting.
Spinner from Nepal Sandeep Lamichanne, Australia’s Alex Carey and West Indies Keemo Paul are the other notable players released by Delhi Capitals.
The released players of Delhi Capitals
- Alex Carey
- Keemo Paul
- Jason Roy
- Tushar Deshpande
- Sandeep Lamichanne
- Mohit Sharma.
Delhi Capitals Retained Players
Delhi Capitals retentions were quite impressive. Apart from their inform skipper Shreyas Iyer, they retained the likes of Kagiso Rabbada, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin and Rishabh Pant. All of these are highly skillful and world class players for the shortest format of the game.
Explosive West Indian batsman Shimron Hetmyer and Anrich Nortje retention is also very wise decision as both players can be an X-factor in during DC IPL campaign this year.
Delhi retained players list
Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Pravin Dubey and Chris Woakes.
Delhi Capitals New Players
Delhi have got a bunch of new players for IPL 2021. The world class batsman Steven Smith will be representing the capitals for the first time. Steve Smith playing under the coaching of Ricky Ponting would be a treat for the fans to watch.
The talented English Wicket Keeper Batsman, Sam billings will be seen in action for the Capitals this year too. The biggest buy of Delhi in IPL 2021 Tom Curran will look to justify his price tag of 5.25 crores with some impressive performances.
Tamil Nadu’s M Siddarth is another interesting inclusion due to his outstanding short t20 career where he averages just fewer than 7 with his slow left arm spinners.
List of Delhi Capitals New Players
- Steve Smith
- Tom Curran
- Sam Billings
- Umesh Yadav
- Vishnu Vinod
- Lukman Hussain
- M Siddarth
- Ripal Patel
Delhi Capitals Overseas Players for IPL 2021
The overseas players of Delhi Capitals are from, West Indies, South Africa, Australia and England. They have got plenty of extremely talented players.
Steve Smith who has changed his batting gear recently and now rated highly in T20 format. All rounder like Woakes, Tom Curran and Stoinis would be an added advantage and problem for management whom to bench and whom to play.
List of foreigners / overseas players of Delhi Capitals
- Australian duo of Steven Smith and Marcus Stoinis will play for DC.
- South African Anrich Nortje & Kagiso Rabada will boost DC chances with their skills.
- Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, Sam Billings will have England’s participation in combination of DC team.
- West Indian Shimron Hetmyer will bolster the DC batting at top of the order.
Delhi Capitals Team 2021
Delhi Capitals Captain
Delhi will be led by Shreyas Iyer. The young prospect of Indian Cricket Team showed tremendous leadership skills last year in IPL and got Delhi Capitals to the finals.
Ever since he took the charge of Capitals, his winning percentage has been 53.65, only behind Karun Nair (only captained in 3 matches) Virender Sehwag. Delhi also broke their 12 year old jinx and qualified for the finals under Shreyas Iyer’s leadership.
Delhi Capitals Batsman
Delhi Capitals batting is quite strong. They have the Aussie Veteran Steven Smith along-with the explosive Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan. Not to forget, their skipper Shreyas Iyer is in red hot form recently, his performances in the series against England are the evidence of his greatness.
Sam Billings and Shimron Hetmyer’s explosive batting coupled with Ajinkya Rahane’s calculated approach will strengthen DC chances in IPL 2020.
Delhi Capitals batsmen list
- Shreyas Iyer
- Rishabh Pant
- Prithvhi Shaw
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Steven Smith
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Sam Billings
- Ripal Patel.
Delhi Capitals Bowlers List
Delhi Capitals bowling lineup will be led by South African star pacer Kagiso Rabbada and meanwhile the spin department will be led by Indian Veteran Ravichandran Ashwin. Both players have performed brilliantly in IPL and both have the class to topple any IPL Batting line-up.
Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Amit Shrama and Anrich Nortje all can shine any given day based on their skills and experience.
Complete list of the Delhi Capital Bowlers
- Ravichandran Ashwin
- Kagiso Rabbada
- Amit Mishra
- Ishanth Sharma
- Avesh Khan
- Praveen Dubey
- Anirch Nortje
- M Siddarth
- Umesh Yadav
Delhi Capitals All Rounders List
Delhi have not got long list of all rounders in their side for IPL 2021 but they just got 3 of the quality foreign players who could benefit them in this department.
Delhi Capitals All Rounder List
- Marcus Stoinis
- Tom Curran
- Chris Woakes
- Lalit Yadav
- Axar Patel
Delhi’s Wicket Keepers
DC have got two wicket keepers in their squad for IPL 2021. Interestingly, both of them can fit in the same XI as Sam Billings is an equally good fielder too.
Along-with Billings there is Rishabh Pant who is the regular wicket keeper of Delhi Capitals. Vishnu Vinod is another wicket keeping option but it will be hard for him to make it to playing 11.
Delhi Capitals Owners
Delhi Capitals Captains
DC have been led by 12 different captains over the years. They have experimented a lot with the leadership role.
Delhi Capitals Captain List
Delhi Capitals Records
DC have recently made great improvement in their head to head records with almost all teams. Delhi Capitals Matches record, opposition by opposition is given below:
|Chennai Super Kings||23||15||8||0|
|Kolkatta Knight Riders||26||14||12||0|
|Kings XI Punjab||26||15||11||0|
|Kochi Tuskers Kerala||2||1||1||0|
|Pune Warriors India||6||2||3||1|
|Rising Pune Supergiants||4||2||2||0|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||26||15||10||1|
Delhi Coaching and Supporting Staff
Delhi Capitals Head Coach 2021
DC had roped in two-time World Cup winning Captain and Australian legendary Batsman Ricky Ponting as their Head Coach. Ricky has been phenomenal so far with his head coach role for the DC.
Delhi Capitals Bowling Coach 2021
Ponting’s country-mate Ryan Harris performs the duties of the bowling coach of Delhi Capitals. Ryan Harris international career has been a stop start because of recurring knee injuries but his coaching career has flown off well.
Harris first appointed as Delhi Capital’s bowling coach in 2020 for IPL 13th edition.
Delhi Capitals Fielding Coach
Former Indian batsman who was an exceptional fielder of his time Mohammad Kaif will fill the role of fielding coach of DC.
|Owner||Kiran Kumar Grandhi (GMR Group), Parth Jindal (JSW Group)|
|Direct of Cricket Operations||Hamza Ghouse|
|Head Coach||Ricky Ponting (Aus)|
|Bowling Coach||Ryan Harris (Aus)|
|Assistant Coach||Pravin Amre (Ind)|
|Fielding Coach||Mohammad Kaif (Ind)|
|Talent Scouts||Vijay Dahiya (Ind)|
Delhi Capitals Schedule
As per Indian Premier League 2021 Time Table DC will kick-off their IPL 2021 when they clash with Chennai Super Kings. Delhi Capitals next match will be against Rajasthan Royals. Complete Delhi Capitals fixtures are listed below:
|Match #||Date||Day||Team vs Team||Time (IST)||Venue|
|2||Apr-10||Saturday||CSK VS DC||7:30 p.m.||Mumbai|
|7||Apr-15||Thursday||RR VS DC||7:30 p.m.||Mumbai|
|11||Apr-18||Sunday||DC VS PK||7:30 p.m.||Mumbai|
|13||Apr-20||Tuesday||DC VS MI||7:30 p.m.||Chennai|
|20||Apr-25||Sunday||SRH VS DC||7:30 p.m.||Chennai|
|22||Apr-27||Tuesday||DC VD RCB||7:30 p.m.||Ahmedabad|
|25||Apr-29||Thursday||DC VS KKR||7:30 p.m.||Ahmedabad|
|29||May-02||Sunday||PK vs DC||7:30 p.m.||Ahmedabad|
|35||May-08||Saturday||KKR vs DC||3.30 p.m.||Ahmedabad|
|40||May-11||Tuesday||DC vs RR||7.30 p.m.||Kolkata|
|44||May-14||Friday||RCB vs DC||7.30 p.m.||Kolkata|
|48||May-17||Monday||DC vs SRH||7.30 p.m.||Kolkata|
|53||May-21||Friday||DC vs CSK||7.30 p.m.||Kolkata|
|55||May-23||Sunday||MI vs DC||3.30 p.m.||Kolkata|
Delhi Capitals Name Change
Delhi Capitals were known as Delhi Daredevils in 2008, when they were founded. Delhi Capitals new name came into being in 2018, when the owners decided to change the name from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals.
Capitals Home Ground
Delhi Capitals Home Ground is Arun Jaitley Stadium, which is located in NEW DELHI. In 2013, Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur was announced to be the second home for Delhi Capitals.