Delhi Capitals Team Preview - Records, Journey, IPL 2021 Squad & Schedule
Delhi Capitals rebranded their franchise in 2018 and since then they have been the most revamped team in the IPL. DC finished third in the 2019 season and finally managed to reach the IPL finals after 12 years in the 2020 edition.
Shreyas Iyer, the skipper of DC, suffered a shoulder injury during the ODI series against England and is out of IPL 2021 for the time being. The Delhi franchise hasn’t yet named a replacement for him but announced their new captain - Rishabh Pant.
With the likes of Rishabh Pant, Steven Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmeyer in the team, Delhi is certainly the looking favorites to lift the IPL trophy this year.
Coached by Ricky Ponting, Delhi Capitals have spent wisely and has the required balance in the squad to win the tournament.
Delhi Capitals Squad for IPL 2021
- Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmeyer, Steve Smith
- Wicket-keepers: Rishabh Pant (Captain), Sam Billings, Vishnu Vinod
- Bowlers: Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Praveen Dubey, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth
- All-Rounders: Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Chris Woakes, Marcus Stoinis, Tom Curran, Ripal Patel
- DC holds the record for the highest successful run chase in a home match. They achieved this feat after chasing 208 against Gujarat Lions in IPL 2017. They finished the game in the 18th over and won by 7 wickets.
- DC also has the record for the lowest total in a home match. In the 2017 edition only, they were bundled for mere 66 runs by Mumbai Indians.
- Ajinkya Rahane is the highest run-scorer in the current squad, with 3,933 runs in 149 IPL matches. He averages 31.71 and has a strike rate of 121.38 in the IPL.
- Amit Mishra is the highest wicket-taker in the team with 160 wickets in 150 matches. He has an economy of 7.34, averaging 24.19 in IPL.