Delhi Capitals is among the newest teams in the Indian Premier League. The Delhi Capitals (DC) came into existence in the year 2018. The Delhi Capitals competed in their first IPL tournament in 2019. The Delhi Capitals are home to some of the best players in the game, including Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, and David Warner.
Before 2018, Delhi Capitals used to be the Delhi Daredevils, and it was Delhi Daredevils co-owner Parth Jindal who changed the name of the team. The reason that Jindal gave for changing the name was that “Delhi is the power centre of the country; it is the capital, therefore the name Delhi Capitals.”
The Delhi Capitals are jointly owned by the GMR Group and the JSW Group. The home stadium of the team is Arun Jaitley Stadium, located in New Delhi. For the year 2023, the Delhi Capitals invested in five players: Mukesh Kumar, Rilee Rossouw, Manish Pandey, Phil Salt, and Ishant Sharma. Manish Kumar became the most expensive player in IPL 2023 auction for Delhi Capitals.
Delhi capitals bought Mukesh Kumar, a 29-year-old West Bengal bowler, at the cost of INR 5.50 crores at IPL 2023 Auction. Recently, the star player of the Delhi Capitals, Rishabh Pant, met with an automobile accident, due to which he might not be able to play this IPL season.
Delhi Capitals (DC): Schedule 2023
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has released the official schedule for the Indian Premier League 2023. The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will begin from 31st March 2023.
The Delhi Capitals will play their first match 1st April 2023 against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) inBRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. The teams have to win six matches to advance to the semifinals and elimination rounds of the season.
|1st April 2023||7:30 PM||DC vs LSG||BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow|
|4th April 2023||7:30 PM||DC vs GT||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi|
|8th April 2023||3:30 PM||DC vs RR||Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati|
|11th April 2023||7:30 PM||DC vs MI||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi|
|15th April 2023||7:30 PM||DC vs RCB||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|
|20th April 2023||7:30 PM||DC vs KKR||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi|
|24th April 2023||7:30 PM||DC vs SRH||Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad|
|29th April 2023||7:30 PM||DC vs SRH||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi|
|2nd May 2023||7:30 PM||DC vs GT||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|
|10th May 2023||7:30 PM||DC vs CSK||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|13th May 2023||7:30 PM||DC vs PBKS||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi|
|17th May 2023||7:30 PM||DC vs PBKS||Himanchal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala|
|20th May 2023||7:30 PM||DC vs CSK||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi|
Delhi Capitals (DC): Captain 2023
Earlier, Batsman and Wicket-keeper, Rishabh Pant was the one who was the captain of the Delhi Capitals, but after his accident, Australian player David Warner has replaced him. Now the new captain of Delhi Capitals is David Warner.
David Warner is one of the stars of IPL history. The Delhi Capitals retained David Warner this year for 6.25 crores, and he will also be a member of the team in 2022.
From 2018 to 2021, David Warner also played for Sunrisers Hyderabad.Warner made his IPL debut in 2009, and so far he has played 162 matches and scored 5,881 runs.
Delhi Capitals (DC): Wicket-Keeper 2023
After Rishabh Pant’s accident, the Delhi Capitals have two options as wicket keepers, and they are Sarfaraaz Khan and Phil Salt. According to experts, the first choice of the Delhi Capitals will definitely be Phil Salt because Sarfaraaz Khan would require a lot more training as compared to Phil Salt.
Delhi Capitals (DC) Players List 2023
Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lalit Yadav, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Pravin Dubey, Ripal Patel, Sarfaraz Khan, Vicky Ostwal, Yash Dhull, Aman Khan, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kuldeep Yadav, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed, Prithvi Shaw.
DC Retained Players
Here’s the list of all retained players of IPL 2023 by Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Rovman Powell, Prithivi Shaw, Axar Patel, Mitchell Marsh, Sarfaraz Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Yash Dhull, Chetan Sakaria, Anrich Nortje, Ripal Patel, Pravin Dubey, Lalit Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Lungi Ngidi, and Kuldeep Yadav.
DC Player’s Photos
Here is a picture of all 25 players named by the Delhi Capitals for the Indian Premier League 2023.
Ricky Ponting (Head Coach): The former Australian cricketer and commentator Ricky Ponting will be the Head Coach of the Delhi Capitals. Pontings is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium bowler, but Pontings is mainly known for his batting skills.
Pontings was named coach of the Delhi Capitals in 2018, and he has been a member of the team’s coaching staff ever since.
James Hopes (Bowling Coach): Former cricketer and Australian Cricket Coach James Hopes has been named Bowling Coach.James has also been a part of various IPL teams, such as Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings, and Rajasthan Royals.
Mohammad Kaif (Fielding Coach): The former Indian player Mohammad Kaif is appointed as the fielding coach for the Delhi Capitals. Kaif is named among the best fielders of all time.
In the year 2017, Mohammad Kaif became assistant coach of the Gujarat Lions, and later in the year 2019, he was appointed as assistant coach for the Delhi Capitals. Ever since then, he has been a part of the Delhi Capitals coaching staff.
Pravin Amre (Assistant Coach): Pravin Amre, a former Indian cricketer, has been named the assistant coach for the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League 2023.
Amre previously worked as a coach for players such as Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kamble.Ambre has also worked as an assistant coach for the Pune Warriors, and in 2021 he was appointed an assistant coach for the Delhi Capitals.
Shane Watson (Assistant Coach): Former Australian captain Shane Watson has been named Assistant Coach for the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League 2023.
Watson is a right-handed batsman and a right-handed fast-medium swing bowler. Watson started his career in the IPL in 2008 with the Rajasthan Royals. After that, he joined the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and then the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Ajit Agarkar (Assistant Coach): The former cricketer and commentator Ajit Agarkar is appointed as the assistant coach for the Delhi Capitals. He is the third-highest wicket-taker for India in One-Day Internationals (ODIs).
He holds the record for the quickest 50 in ODIs by an Indian, coming off just 21 balls.
Ans. Delhi Daredevils was the previous name of the Delhi Capitals.
Ans. The Delhi Capitals are jointly owned by the GMR Group and the JSW Group.
Ans. Rishabh Pant is the most expensive player of Delhi Capitals.
Ans. Mukesh Kumar, a 29-year-old West Bengal bowler is the most expensive player after IPL 2023 auction.
Ans. David Warner will be leading the Delhi Capitals Squad for IPL 2023.