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Delhi Capitals (DC) Retained Players List, Auction, Squad, Schedule, Venue IPL 2024

Get all information about DC in IPL 2024 including complete squad, players list, matches schedule, latest news and predictions.

About Delhi Capitals Team (DC)

Delhi Capitals have participated in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since its inaugural season in 2008. However, it took them 13 seasons to get to their first-ever IPL final. In the IPL 2020, they lost to Mumbai Indians in the final and finished as runners-up which is their top performance so far in 16 years.

The Delhi Capitals underwent a revamp prior to the 2019 season, while they were still known as the Delhi Daredevils. Their performance improved after the revamp, and since the 2020 season, the Delhi squad has been quite competitive.

Delhi Capitals Team Information

Full Name Delhi Capitals
Short Name DC
Founded 2008
Owners GMR Group, JSW Group
Official Website https://www.delhicapitals.in/
Captain David Warner
Head Coach Ricky Ponting
Home Ground Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Best Performance In IPL Finalist (2020)

DC Team Information

Delhi Capitals is jointly owned by the GMR Group and JSW Sport. Both companies are among the largest multinational conglomerates of India. Seeing Rishabh Pant’s consistency with the bat, the team management appointed him as the captain for the 2021 season and then he got the full-time captaincy when Shreyas Iyer was released.

In December 2022, Rishabh Pant met with a car accident which he narrowly survived. He missed the last season and in his absence, Aussie batter David Warner led the team and DC finished at the 9th position on the table with just 5 wins in 14 matches.

We are expecting Rishabh Pant as a full-time skipper this season. He will be batting in the middle-order but might not be able to keep the wickets for a long time.

Ahead of the IPL auction in December 2023, DC released a bunch of hitters like Rilee Rossouw, Phil Salt, Rovman Powell, Manish Pandey and Sarfaraz Khan. We are not sure about their plans as the squad does not look so strong in the batting line-up even after their purchases in the auction.

In a big blow to the DC team, England batter Harry Brook has pulled out of the IPL 2024 citing personal reasons and South African pacer Lungi Ngidi has picked up an injury due to which he will be out for the initial matches and doubtful for the rest of the season.

DC Full Squad IPL 2024

Batsmen Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Yash Dhull, Shai Hope, Swastik Chhikara, Abishek Porel, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Ricky Bhui, Kumar Kushagra, Tristan Stubbs
All Rounders Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Mitchell Marsh, Sumit Kumar
Bowlers Pravin Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Ishant Sharma, Jhye Richardson, Mukesh Kumar, Rasikh Dar
Wicket-keepers Rishabh Pant

DC team key players

  • David Warner: David Warner has been a reliable opener for DC and in the last season he smashed 516 runs in 14 innings at a strike rate of 131.63. Warner has been in good touch lately and he is touted among the top T20 international batsmen.

  • Mitchell Marsh: Marsh has gained a lot of success after the 2021 T20 World Cup and now he is leading the Australian T20 team. In the last season he scored 128 runs and picked 12 wickets in 8 matches.

  • Khaleel Ahmed We are backing Khaleel Ahmed above Anrich Nortje as a key pacer for the DC team. Khaleel has picked 57 wickets in 43 IPL matches at a strike rate of 17.12. He is expected to play all the games this season.

  • Axar Patel:Axar Patel is working to become a reliable all-rounder for both his franchise team and the Indian white-ball side. In the last season, Axar picked 11 wickets and scored 283 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 139.41. This is his highest ever runs in an IPL season. We are expecting a better performance than last year from him.

  • Kuldeep Yadav:Kuldeep Yadav is currently in his prime in all the formats. He has picked 71 wickets in 73 IPL matches. His best ever IPL outing was in 2022 when he picked 21 wickets in 14 matches at an average of 19.95.

DC Squad changes

Take a look at the updated list of retained and released players along with new signings by Delhi Capitals for the IPL 2024 season.

Delhi Capitals Retained Players IPL 2024

Rishabh Pant, Pravin Dubey, David Warner, Vicky Ostwal, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, Abishek Porel, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Lungi Ngidi, Lalit Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Mitchell Marsh, Ishant Sharma, Yash Dhull, Mukesh Kumar.

Delhi Capitals Released Players IPL 2024

Rilee Rossouw, Chetan Sakariya, Rovman Powell, Manish Pandey, Phil Salt, Mustafizur Rahman, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ripal Patel, Sarfaraz Khan, Aman Khan, Priyam Garg.

Delhi Capitals New Signings IPL 2024

Harry Brook, Jhye Richardson, Kumar Kushagra, Rasikh Salam, Ricky Bhui, Shai Hope, Sumit Kumar, Swastik Chikara, Tristan Stubbs

Expert Prediction for DC

Delhi Capitals have never won an IPL trophy despite having some of the top T20 players by their side. DC’s interim captain for 2023, David Warner has won an IPL trophy for SRH in 2016 but his captaincy skills did not work for DC last year.

We feel that they should have gone with David Warner as captain for another season as Rishabh Pant might need some time to settle himself back at such a competitive level. He will be suddenly pressurised with all the captaincy duties which can take a toll on his performance as well.

Keeping the captaincy aside, we also feel that Delhi Capitals squad lacks a good batting line-up and that is going to hit them hard this season.

Can DC Win IPL 2024?

As mentioned above, we are sceptical about DC’s batting line-up. If power-hitters like Warner, Marsh get in good form and get the required support from Harry Brook, Rishabh Pant then this team can try to build big scores which their bowling unit can defend.

According to our analysis, we are not putting DC among the top teams for the IPL 2024 season.

Delhi Capitals - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is the owner of Delhi Capitals?

  • Who is the captain of Delhi Capitals?

  • Who is the first overseas player to captain Delhi Capitals?

  • What was the name of the Delhi Capitals before?

    Delhi Capitals started their IPL journey in 2008 with the name Delhi Daredevils. In December, 2018, the team did a complete transformation and changed the name.

  • Who was the first captain of Delhi Capitals?

    In the first season of the IPL in 2008, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag captained the side and he led the team in 4 seasons.

  • Is DC a good team?

    Although Delhi Capitals is one of the teams which hasn’t won an IPL trophy yet, they are definitely stronger than they were a few seasons before. In IPL 2019, they proceeded to the playoffs and in the next season in 2020, Delhi Capitals was the runner-up team of the season. In the IPL 2021, they finished the league stage at the top of the table.

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