Delhi Capitals

Founded: 2008

Captain: Rishabh Pant

Coach: Ricky Ponting

Home ground: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

IPL titles: 0

Owners: GMR Group and JSW Group

The Delhi Capitals (formerly Delhi Daredevils) are one of the oldest franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, despite participating in every season since 2008, the Capitals have yet to win the prestigious IPL trophy. After underwhelming results for five consecutive years, the team underwent a leadership change in 2018. The change proved to be a good one and produced great results. In the following six seasons, the Capitals made the playoffs three times (2019, 2020, and 2021), with a final appearance in 2020.

DC Squad 

Rishabh Pant, Pravin Dubey, David Warner, Vicky Ostwal, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, Abishek Porel, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Lungi Ngidi, Lalit Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Mitchell Marsh, Ishant Sharma, Yash Dhull, Mukesh Kumar, Harry Brook, Tristan Sttubs, Ricky Bhui, Kumar Kushagra, Rasikh Dar, Jhye Richardson, Sumit Kumar, Shai Hope, Swastik Chhikara.

DC Short Bio 

The Delhi Capitals were one of the best sides in the early years of the IPL. They finished fourth in the group stage in 2008 and first in 2009, making the semifinals in both editions. Things took a dramatic turn for the franchise from then on. In the next eight years, the Capital managed to qualify for the playoffs just once (2012).

Since their re-branding in 2018, the Capitals have pulled things back. They made three consecutive playoff appearances from 2019 to 2021, including a final in 2020, but their maiden IPL title still eludes them.

DC logo & Jersey

The Delhi Capitals’ jersey embodies the essence of their team perfectly. The red in their jersey symbolizes their team’s courage, while the blue represents balance and composure.

The emblem, the tiger, is an intrinsic part of their identity, symbolizing their fighting spirit. Their theme song, We Roar Together, is also inspired by their team emblem.

Jersey ColourBlue & Gold
Theme SongWe Roar Together
Key PlayersRishabh Pant, David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel.
CaptainRishabh Pant

Administration & Support Staff 

Head coach:Ricky Ponting

Batting & Assistant coach: Pravin Amre

Bowling coach: James Hope

Fielding coach: Biju George

Strength & conditioning coach: Vivek Ramakrishna

Physiotherapist: Patrick Farhart

Team Doctor: Abhijit Salvi

Team Analyst: Sriram Somayajula

DC Sponsors 

Lead sponsor: JSW

Kit Manufacturer: Wrogn

Back of Jersey Sponsor: DP World

DC History 

DC in IPL 2008: 

The Delhi Capitals had a successful start to the IPL, reaching the semifinal on their first try. Under Virender Sehwag, the franchise ended the group stage in the 4th spot but lost to the eventual champions, the Rajasthan Royals.

DC in IPL 2009: 

Building on the success of the last season, the Capitals finished the group stage ranked first. Similar to last year, they eventually lost to the eventual winners, the Deccan Chargers, in the semifinal.

DC in IPL 2010: 

The first time they didn’t make the final four in the league. After winning and losing 7 matches each, they ended the group stage ranked 5th.

DC in IPL 2011: 

If the last season was mediocre, this was bad. Winning just 4 of their 14 matches, the Capitals ended the tournament dead last on the points table.

DC in IPL 2012: 

After two bad years, they reverted to their old ways. After finishing first in the group stage, they lost to the Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier II, missing out on the final berth once again.

DC in IPL 2013: 

Things started to nosedive from here on for the Capitals. After their semifinal run in the last season, they ended dead last in the points table.

DC in IPL 2014: 

Continuing on their poor form, they ended the 2014 edition dead last once again. Despite having some great players, they managed to get just two wins in 14 matches.

DC in IPL 2015: 

In 2015, they made a slight improvement, if only by one position. With five wins in 14 matches, DC ended 7th.

DC in IPL 2016: 

Encouraged by last year’s performance, DC has a shot to make the semifinals in 2016. In the end, they fell short by two points, finishing sixth.

DC in IPL 2017: 

Different year but same result for the Capitals. Similar to last year, DC ended the 2017 season ranked 6th with six wins in 14 matches.

DC in IPL 2018: 

A franchise change, so no change in the team’s progression. From 6th, they ended the 2018 season dead last on the points table.

DC in IPL 2019: 

This proved to be the start of new beginnings for the franchise. Improving on last year’s embarrassing performance, the Capitals made it to the playoffs, only to lose to CSK in Qualifier II.

DC in IPL 2020: 

Their best-ever season in the league’s history came in 2020. After ending second in the group stage, DC lost to MI in the Qualifier I. They returned to their winning ways and defeated SRH in the Qualifier II, only to lose to the Mumbai Indians in the Final.

DC in IPL 2021: 

Their third year on the trot, reaching the playoffs. After topping the points table in the group stage, they lost two consecutive matches to CSK and KKR and bowed out of the event in Qualifier II.

DC in IPL 2022: 

With three great years, everyone had high hopes for DC in 2022. But they followed their great 2021 with a middling season. With 7 wins and 7 losses each, they ended 5th on the points table.

DC in IPL 2023: 

Without their permanent skipper, Rishabh Pant, DC struggled to get wins. Winning just 5 matches in 14 matches, they finished second from the bottom on the points table.

DC Batting Stats 

Rishabh  Pant2016-2022972838128*34.60147.96115260129
David Warner2009-2023822404109*32.48135.4322127183
Virender Sehwag2008-201385238211929.77158.3711729289
Shreyas Iyer2015-20218723759631.66123.951619688
Shikhar Dhawan2008-2021632066106*38.98131.0021622947

DC Bowling Stats 

Amit Mishra2008-202110321421105/1723.937.3719.4721
Kagiso Rabada2017-2021501140764/2120.528.2115.004
Anrich Nortje2020-202340922533/3324.158.3217.39
Morne Morek2011-201340948514/2023.317.5218.581
Axar Patel2019-2023671428513/2132.476.9528.00

DC Team Performance 

YearFinal standingMost RunsMost wickets
2008Semi-finalistsGautam Gambhir (534 runs)Yo Mahesh (16 wickets)
2009Semi-finalistsAB de Villiers (465 runs)Ashish Nehra (19 wickets)
2010League stageVirender Sehwag (356 runs)Amit Mishra (17 wickets)
2011League stageVirender Sehwag (424 runs)Morne Morkel (13 wickets)
2012PlayoffsVirender Sehwag (495 runs)Morne Morkel (25 wickets)
2013League stageDavid Warner (410 runs)Umesh Yadav (16 wickets)
2014League stageJP Duminy (410 runs)Imran Tahir (9 wickets)
2015League stageShreyas Iyer (439 runs)Imran Tahir (15 wickets)
2016League stageQuinton de Kock (445 runs)Chris Morris (13 wickets)
2017League stageSanju Samson (384 runs)Pat Cummins (15 wickets)
2018League stageRishabh Pant (684 runs)Trent Boult (18 wickets)
2019PlayoffsShikhar Dhawan (521 runs)Kagiso Rabada (23 wickets)
2020Runners-upShikhar Dhawan (618 runs)Kagiso Rabada (30 wickets)
2021PlayoffsShikhar Dhawan (587 runs)Avesh Khan (24 wickets)
2022League stageDavid Warner (432 runs)Kuldeep Yadav (21 wickets)
2023League stageDavid Warner (516)Mitchell Marsh (12 wickets)

DC Key Players 

Rishabh Pant

The wicketkeeper batter is looking to return to cricket after a 15-month-long gap. The 26-year-old has led the side in the past and is returning to take the helm of the leadership role once again. Having been a part of the franchise since 2016, Rishabh Pant is their leading run scorer with 2838 runs. 

David Warner

Their skipper from last year is one of the best batters in the league’s history. David Warner has been their top scorer in the last two seasons and is an integral part of the Delhi Capitals. After Pant, Warner is the franchise’s second-leading run scorer. 

Prithvi Shaw

Probably the most aggressive opener in the league, Prithvi Shaw, has always provided DC with quick starts. Despite his shortcomings in the last season, having him by the side is important for the franchise. 

Kuldeep Yadav

One of the world’s best spinners, Kuldeep Yadav, is one of the most difficult bowlers to face in the IPL. The leggie has played for DC in the last two seasons and has 31 wickets for the franchise.

Axar Patel

Their MVP from last season, Axar Patel, was the Delhi Capitals second-leading run scorer and wicket-taker. As a spin bowling all-rounder, Axar adds multiple dimensions to DC.


How many times has DC won the IPL?

The Delhi Capitals are yet to win an IPL title.

Which players will DC retain in 2024? 

Harry Brook, Tristan Stubbs, Ricky Bhui, Kumar Kushagra, Rasikh Dar, Jhye Richardson, Sumit Kumar, Shai Hope, and Swastik Chhikara.

Who is the captain of DC?

Rishabh Pant is returning as their skipper for the IPL 2024 season, taking over from last year’s interim skipper, David Warner.

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