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Delhi Capitals Latest Updates 2020

Date : 20th September 2020
Match Starts 7.30PM
Venue : Dubai International Cricket Stadium (UAE)
Toss Won KXIP
Opted Bowling
First Batting  DC


Shikar Dhwawn, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (Captian), Rishab Pant (WK), Shimron Hetymer, Marcus Stoinins, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso rabada, Anrich Nortje, Mohit Sharma


DC 157 – 8(20)
KXIP 157 – 8(20)
Winning Team DC
Won by Super Over
Player of the Match Marcus Stoinis

The Delhi Capitals which was earlier known as Delhi Daredevils, founded in 2008  is a franchise cricket team that represents the city of Delhi in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In December 2018, the team changed its name from the Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals .The charter 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 team will be competing in the 2020 edition of the will compete between September and November 2020.

Delhi Capitals for the first time in seven years qualified for the IPL playoffs in 2019, and is the only team which have never appeared in an IPL final. The team currently being guided by captain  Shreyas Iyer with Ricky Ponting as team coach. Virender Sehwag is the leading run-scorer for the Capitals and Amit Mishra is the leading wicket-taker.

During the IPL 2020 auction Delhi Capitals bought West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer for the enormous Rs 7.75 crore after going into it with a base price of just Rs 50 lakh. He was the West Indies’ highest scorer in the three-match T20I series with 120 runs.During the first ODI which west Indies won  he scored 139.


Two former captains of IPL teams  Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahanehave brought in by  Delhi Capitals (DC)for IPL 2020, however ShreyasIyer who will continue to lead them.On September 20, starting their first match against Kings XI Punjab, DC will be looking to set up their challenge in the UAE and is one of the teams have never won the IPL title

According to ESPNcricinfo  the team of Delhi Capitals wanted to buy Eoin Morgan, Glenn Maxwell, Sam Curran, Pat Cummins and Jaydev Unadkat in the auction, which could not happen and the team had to turn to other options.The team will have to use their limited resources to dominate the home ground.Nevertheless , it was a good job by the capitals that they bought  Hetmyer and Alex Carrie.No batsman of the team can bowl and the lack of accurate backups of Rabada could be overshadowed by the team.

The Delhi-based franchise renowned itself to Delhi Capitals in 2019 season and with the new name got the better results. Being headed by young captain Shreyas Iyer and the benefaction of a talented players helped Delhi Capitals make it to the playoffs last year. The team would be aiming for an even better show this time.

In view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in Mumbai  On 13 March 2020, the BCCI postponed the tournament until 15 April. Narendra Modi On 14 April said that the lockdown in India would last until at least 3 May 2020.The BCCI suspended the tournament indefinitely due to the pandemic the following day.

The Indian government relaxed nation-wide restrictions on sports events On 17 May 2020, allowing events to take place behind closed doors On 24 May.The decision on whether or not to allow the tournament to be conducted in 2020 will be made by the Indian government based on “the situation of the pandemic” In June 2020 as stated by Indian sports minister Kiren Rijiju . On 24 July 2020 the BCCI confirmed that their preference was to host the tournament in India, possibly between September and October, and it got confirmed that the tournament would start from 19 September 2020


Indian Players

AjinkyaRahane, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, ShreyasIyer, Rishabh Pant, RavichandranAshwin, Axar Patel, LalitYadav, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma, TusharDeshpande

Foreign Players

Shimron Hetmyer, Daniel Sams, Keemo Paul, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane

Support Staff

Ricky Ponting (Head Coach), Mohammad Kaif (Assistant Coach), Samuel Badree (Spin Bowling Coach), Ryan Harris (Fast Bowling Coach), Vijay Dahiya (Head Talent Scout), Patrick Farhart (Physiotherapist), Dhananjay Kaushik (Assistant Physiotherapist), Rajinikanth Sivagnanam (Strength And Conditioning Coach), Sriram Somayajula (Analyst)

Players bought

Jason Roy, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Sharma


The Delhi Capitals which was earlier known as Delhi Daredevils, founded in 2008 is a franchise cricket team that represents the city of Delhi in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In December 2018, the team changed its name from the Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals .The charter 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 team will be competing in the 2020 edition of the will compete between September and November 2020.Here we go with the players to watch from DC.


An Indian international cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin ,an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm off break. He plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. He is the fastest Indian bowler to reach the 50-, 100-, 150-, 200-, 250-, 300- and 350-wicket mark in Test cricket in terms of number of innings. He became the third Indian to win the ICC Cricketer of the Year award in 2016. Before he was traded to Delhi Capitals he was the skipper of Kings XI Punjab for the last two IPL seasons.


A Guyanese cricketer Shimron Odilon Hetmyer  plays for the West Indies. For the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup he was part of the West Indies’ squad. He was named as the captain of the West Indies squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in December 2015. In 2018 The International Cricket Council (ICC) named Hetmyer as one of the five breakout stars in men’s cricket. Hetmyer scored his 1,000th run in ODIs against Bangladesh On 17 June 2019.


​A South African international cricketer  KagisoRabada who plays all formats of the game.He is known by the nickname KG he is a fast bowler and plays domestic cricket for the Highveld Lions.

In November 2014 he made his South African debut in limited-overs cricket and in November 2015 he made his Test debut. He became the youngest bowler to take 150 wickets in Tests (23 years and 50 days) In July 2018.

Rabada became the first cricketer to win six awards at Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) annual dinner in July 2016 including the prize for Cricketer of the Year.He again won six awards at CSA’s annual dinner, including Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer and ODI Cricketer of the Year in July 2018. Wisden named him the best young player in the world In August 2018.

Rishabh Pant

A professional Indian cricketer  Rishabh Rajendra Pant who plays for India, Delhi, and the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League, a dazzling left-handed wicket-keeper batsman.At the age of 19 he has gone through all the ups and downs of a cricketing career. In the 2016 world cup he came into reckoning after his exploits for India Under-19.He lost his place to KL Rahul in the ODI team who has been brilliant touch, both with the bat and behind the stumps. But definitely Pant is another player who could play a key role for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020.He has been excellent for Delhi Capitals over the last two IPL seasons, scoring 1172 runs at an average of 45.08 and an amazing strike-rate of 168.88.

Ishant Sharma

An Indian cricketer Ishant Sharma who has represented India in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler. He became the fifth youngest player to take 100 Test wickets In 2011.Ishant Sharma became the fifth quickest Indian to grab 100 ODI wickets Against South Africa in 2013.He is considered as one of the fastest Indian bowlers.Indian government has awarded him the prestigious Arjuna Award to recognize his outstanding achievement in cricket in 2020.

Marcus stoinis

An Australian cricketer Marcus Peter Stoinis who plays limited overs cricket for the Australian national team. Stoinis made his debutfor Western Australia in January 2009 at the age of 19.He is a right-handed batsman, all-rounder and a medium pacer by trade

Ajinkya Rahane

An Indian cricketer Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane plays  primarily as a middle-order batsman in the Test format and as a top-order batsman in white-ball forms of the game.During 2007–08 season for Mumbai  he made his first-class debut and averaged an impressive 77.04 after 100 innings. In his first five seasons he scored over 1500 runs three times. In August 2011 he made his international debut in a Twenty20 International against England at Manchester . On 25 August 2019 he scored his 10th hundred against West Indies in a tough situation to win India by 318 runs. Rahane was named player of the match by scoring 184 runs including a century and half century.

Shikhar Dhawan

An Indian international cricketer Shikhar Dhawan ,a left-handed opening batsman and an occasional right-arm off break bowler, He plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and Delhi Capitals in the IPL. At the 2015 World Cup, he was the leading run-scorer for India and became the fastest Indian to reach 3,000 ODI runs in the following year. He became the 2nd fastest Indian to reach 4000 ODI runs in December 2017.

Administration and support staff

Position Name
Owner Kiran Kumar Grandhi (GMR Group), Parth Jindal (JSW Group)
CEO Dhiraj Malhotra
Captain Shreyas Iyer
Head coach Ricky Ponting
Assistant coach Mohammad Kaif
Spin bowling coach Samuel Badree
Fast bowling coach Ryan Harris
Head talent scout Vijay Dahiya
Physiotherapist Patrick Farhart
Assistant physiotherapist Dhananjay Kaushik
Strength and conditioning coach Rajinikanth Sivagnanam
Analyst Sriram Somayajula