Delhi Capitals (not Delhi Daredevils anymore) is one of the most inconsistent teams in the history of the IPL. They started their IPL journey well by making it to the playoffs in the first two editions and narrowly missed out in the third season.
It has been downhill since then and they have only made it to the playoffs once in the last eight seasons. They have always boasted a promising squad on paper but somehow things don’t turn out well for them on the ground.
They are the only team who haven’t made it to an IPL Final. After reaching the semi-finals in the first two editions of the IPL, Delhi have consistently under-performed since then, finishing bottom on four occasions and making the play-offs only once.
This year, Indian Premier League’s Delhi Daredevils have renamed their side as Delhi Capitals and changed their team logo.
Speaking at the launch of the re-branding on Tuesday, Parth Jindal director of part-owners JSW Sports said: “We wanted this name to mean something to each and everyone from Delhi.”
The Delhi Capitals management is impressed with Shreyas Iyer’s leadership qualities and sees great potential in the youngster as they named him the skipper for upcoming season.
Ahead of the 2019 season, Delhi released as many as ten players – including the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Jason Roy and former captain Gautam Gambhir. India opener Shikhar Dhawan’s services have been secured for next year, while they also boast Indian stars such as Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant in their ranks.
Delhi are expected to be one of the busiest teams heading into the auction on December 18th, as they look to fill their remaining slots with a budget of Rs 25 crore to be spent.
This year also they have released quite a few big names like Gambhir, Maxwell and Shami but they have done well in the trading window by getting in Shikhar Dhawan. This has given them a lot of experience and firepower at the top.
This year, they have a good core of players intact and if they can do well at the auction then this could finally be the season for Delhi.