The Delhi Capitals are a franchise cricket team based out of Delhi in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Founded in 2008 as the Delhi Daredevils, the franchise is jointly owned by the GMR Group and the JSW Group. The team’s home ground is Arun Jaitley Stadium, located in New Delhi. The Capitals appeared in their first IPL final in 2022.
One of the five franchises which have been plying their trade in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Since the inception, Delhi Capitals (DC) is yet to win an IPL title. They have been one of the most underperforming teams in IPL and in 2022; it was for the very first time that the Delhi-based franchise played the final. DC lost to Mumbai Indians in the final.
DC Franchise history
The IPL is a cricket league organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). And backed by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The inaugural tournament was held in April–June 2008. In which BCCI finalized a list of eight teams who participated in the tournament. The teams represented eight different cities in India, including Delhi.
The teams were put up for auction in Mumbai on 20 February 2008. And the Delhi team was bought by the property development company GMR Group for US$84 million. In March 2018, GMR sold a 50% stake in the Delhi Daredevils to JSW Sports for 550 crore (US$77 million).
DC Home ground
The Delhi Capitals play their home matches in the Arun Jaitley Stadium located in New Delhi. They also have the modern Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur as their second home ground.
Delhi Capitals Team anthems
Bollywood playback singer Kailash Kher was the artist for the team’s anthem. “Khelo Front Foot Pe” (“Play on the front foot”) or “play aggressively”. The Delhi Daredevils launched their new anthem “Munday Dilli Ke” (“The Lads from Delhi”) on 5 March 2012 on YouTube.
Their anthem for the 2016 season of IPL, titled “Dhuandaar Dilli” was released on YouTube, sung by Sukhwinder Singh. In 2018, they released yet another theme song, titled “Dil Dilli hai, ab Dhadkega”. The theme song for the 2022 season for the rechristened franchise, the Delhi Capitals was “Roar Machaa”.
Delhi Capitals (DC) Player List
- Shreyas Iyer (c)
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Prithvi Shaw
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Rishabh Pant (wk)
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Marcus Stoinis
- Chris Woakes
- Rabichandran Ashwin
- Axar Patel
- Amit Mishra
- Kagiso Rabada
- Ishant Sharma
- Steve Smith
- Umesh Yadav
- Vishnu Vinod
- Lukman Meriwala
- M Siddarth
- Tom Curran
- Sam Billings.
IPL 2022 Venue
Below the cricket stadium and venue where IPL 2022 will be played:
|M.A.Chidambaram Chepauk Stadium , CHENNAI|
|Wankhede Stadium , MUMBAI|
|Narendra Modi Stadium , AHMEDABAD|
|Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium , DELHI|
|M.Chinnaswamy Stadium , BANGALORE|
|Eden Gardens Stadium , KOLKATA|
Delhi Capitals (DC) IPL 2022 Match Schedule, Venue & Time Table
|DATE & DAY||MATCH||TIME (IST)||VENUE|
|April 10, Saturday||Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 15, Thursday||Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 18, Sunday||Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 20, Tuesday||Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 25, Sunday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 27, Tuesday||Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|April 29, Thursday||Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 2, Sunday||Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 8, Saturday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals||3.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 11, Tuesday||Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 14, Friday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 17, Monday||Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 21, Friday||Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 23, Sunday||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||3.30 PM||Kolkata|
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