Delhi Daredevils Renamed as Delhi Capitals for IPL 2019December 4, 2018
Another Big IPL News before the Auction on 18 december has came that Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Daredevils had named them as Delhi Capitals for IPL 2019. Last Year JSW Sport Acquired 50% in delhi daredevils & it was but obvious that we will see some big changes in their side for this season. Moreover Sajjan Jindal, chairman of JSW Group officially made the announcement that Shreyas Iyer will continue to lead Delhi Capitals despite the presence of Shikhar Dhawan.
Delhi daredevils have played 161 Matches so far in the IPL History & Managed to won only 67 out of them. They have Winning Percentage of 41.61 which is lowest among all ipl teams. It clearly shows that they have been failed to give much to their fans for cheering in past seasons of Indian Premier League. This Could be one of the reasons this time time they coming Up as Delhi Capitals in Hope of Changing their fortunes & giving something new to their fans.
Moreover it is to be noticed that Delhi daredevils have been winner of any IPL Season.They have managed to qualify for for eliminator thrice but never have been in finals in any season. Thus we can say that changing name to Delhi Capitals will have lot of Psychological advantage on the mindset of players.
Delhi Capitals Squad For IPL 2019:
Though there is some days left in IPL Auction on 18 december here is the list of th players that delhi daredevils have retained in their squad & will be play for them is year:-
Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult
They still have budget of 25.5 cr left in their purse which will use in IPL Auction at jaipur on december 18 with which they can buy upto 10 players. So More players will join their squad after that. Mahommad Kaif will be the part of their coaching staff with ricky ponting.