Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Vivo IPL- Delhi Daredevils (DD) Team 2018 Squad

GMR Group
Team information
Delhi, India
Home ground
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
(Capacity: 48,000)
Secondary home ground(s)
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, Raipur
(Capacity: 50,000)
Indian Premier League wins
CLT20 wins
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The Delhi Daredevils (often terse as DD) are a franchise cricket team representing the city of Delhi in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Founded in 2008 one of the eight founding teams of the IPL, the Delhi suffrage is owned by the GMR Group. Their dwelling grounds are the Feroz Shah Kotla land in Delhi and the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh worldwide Cricket Stadium in Chhattisgarh. Qualified for Champions League T20 twice, production the Finals in the 2012 edition. However, in current seasons, the team has strong attack, often ending up as wooden spooners.
The team's current captain is Zaheer Khan while the coach and mentor are Paddy Upton and Rahul Dravid respectively. The leading run-scorer of the side is Virender Sehwag while the leading wicket-taker is Amit Mishra.

Franchise History

Indian Premier League is a cricket tournament planned by the Board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) and backed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the inaugural tournament hold in April–June 2008; the BCCN had finalized a list of 8 teams who will be entered in the tournament. The teams representing 8 different cities of India, with Delhi, we were put up on auction in Mumbai on 20 February 2008 and the Delhi team was effectively bid for by the property progress company GMR Group, who paid US$84 million for it.

Home Ground

The Delhi Daredevils play their quarter’s matches in the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, the second-oldest cricket stadium in India located in New Delhi. They also have the recent Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur as their secondary home playground.

Brand ambassador

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar was the brand representative of the team during the 2008 Season but opted not to return for the 2009 season due to a busy work schedule. However, Akshay was seen at a few of the team's games encouraging them on.
Famous Bollywood playback singer Kailash Kher was the singer for the team's anthem - "Khel Front Foot Pe" ("Play on the front foot") or "play insistently", a trait fondly associated with Delhiites who are known to have a spirited and aggressive spirit. The song was played at each Delhi Daredevils match.
The Delhi Daredevils then launched their latest anthem "Munday Dilli Ke" (The Lads starting Delhi) on 5 March 2012 on YouTube.
Their original anthem for the 2016 season of IPL patrician 'Dhuandaar Dilli' was released on YouTube which has been sung by Sukhwinder Singh.


Main article: List of Delhi Daredevils cricketers
Virender Sehwag has been present the icon player status in the Delhi Daredevils team and was also the captain of the side through the first two seasons. However, he reconciled and passed on the leadership to his opening partner Gautam Gambhir for the 2010 season. But since Gambhir left the team for Kolkata Knight Riders in the fourth edition, Sehwag was once over again given\ the duty to captain the team. Since the begin of the IPL in 2008 many international players such as Glenn McGrath, AB de Villiers, Tillakaratne Dilshan, David Warner, Andrew McDonald, Daniel Vettori, Farveez Maharoof, Dirk Nannes and Aaron Finch have donned the cap for the Daredevils, making the team one of the most diverse franchises in the IPL. The team also incorporated Indian players like Dinesh Karthik and Yo Mahesh.
In 2009, Mohammad Asif & “Shoaib Malik” went out due to the ban on Pakistani players and Asif's helpful drug test. David Warner, Andrew McDonald, Paul Collingwood and Owais Shah were the new players for IPL. Ashish Nehra came in from Mumbai Indians as a swap for Shikhar Dhawan. For IPL 2010, Moises Henriques came in from Kolkata Knight Riders in change for Manoj Tiwary and Owais Shah. Wayne Parnell was acquired at the sale for USD 610,000.
In 2012, they selected Mahela Jayawardene, Andre Russell, Doug Bracewell, Morne Morkel and Kevin Pietersen. The Daredevils also joined all-rounder Pawan Negi, batsmen Manprit Juneja and Kuldeep Rawal in front of the 2012 season. Delhi Daredevils selected Sri Lankan skipper and boller Mahela Jayawardene as vice-captain for 2012. On 29 February 2012, the Daredevils signed Ross Taylor from the Rajasthan Royals in an organizer for a private amount.
Delhi Daredevils selected Mahela Jayawardene as the captain for the 2013 publication and signed Jeevan Mendis, Jesse Ryder and Johan Botha. In the IPL 7 public sale held on 12 and 13 February 2014, Delhi daredevils did not preserve its key players from the previous IPL seasons. They used the 'right-to-match' card for resigning Kevin Pietersen.
Delhi Daredevils have been recognized to consistently change their existing squad. Notable players such as AB de villiers, Gautam Gambhir and David Warner all were unconfined by the Delhi Daredevils management.

Administration and support staff

  • Owners – GMR Group\
  • Head coach – Vacant\\
  • Mentor – Vacant\ 
  • Assistant head coach – Pravin Amre
  • Spin Bowling coach – Sridharan Sriram
  • Fast Bowling coach – Vacant
  • Technical director – Zubin Bharucha
  • Team manager – Vacant
  • Physiotherapists – Paul Close and Vaibhav Daga
  • Trainer - Rajinikanth
  • Masseur - Rajeev Kumar


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