Delhi cricket team

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Delhi cricket team
Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium, Delhi.jpg
Captain: Gautam Gambhir
Coach: Vijay Dahiya
Founded: 1934
Home ground: Feroz Shah Kotla
Capacity: 55,000
Ranji Trophy wins: 7
Irani Trophy wins: 2
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins: 1
Official website: DDCA
For the IPL team, see Delhi Daredevils.

The Delhi cricket team is one of the first-class cricket teams based in Delhi, run by the Delhi District Cricket Association, that plays in India's domestic competition, the Ranji Trophy. They have won the tournament seven times and have been runners-up seven. Their latest title in 2007-08 came after a long wait of 16 years. The previous win was in the 1991-92 season when they beat Tamil Nadu in the final. The team's home ground is Feroz Shah Kotla Ground. In the Duleep and Deodhar Trophy, Delhi comes under the North Zone team.

Competition history[edit]

Delhi have made a strong performance in the Ranji Trophy throughout its history. Three of its five wins came in the 1980s and the remainder were in the late 1970s, a period marked by the dominance of a famous Mumbai team. This formed a golden period for Delhi between 1978 and 1987: it was in the finals for all but one of those years (winning 4, runner up for 4).[1]

Its six appearances in the Irani Trophy showed mixed results, losing to the Rest of India side four times and winning twice.

Best performances in Ranji Trophy[edit]

Year Position
2007-08 Winner
1991-92
1988-89
1985-86
1981-82
1979-80
1978-79
1996-97 Runner-up
1989-90
1986-87
1984-85
1983-84
1980-81
1976-77

Famous players[edit]

Virender Sehwag

Current squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
9 Unmukt Chand (1993-03-26) 26 March 1993 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off break
25 Shikhar Dhawan (1985-12-15) 15 December 1985 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm off break
5 Gautam Gambhir (1981-10-14) 14 October 1981 (age 33) Left-handed Right-arm leg break Captain
18 Virat Kohli (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Milind Kumar (1991-02-15) 15 February 1991 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break
99 Mithun Manhas (1979-10-12) 12 October 1979 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Vaibhav Rawal (1991-11-09) 9 November 1991 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
Virender Sehwag (1978-10-20) 20 October 1978 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm off break
All-rounders
22 Rajat Bhatia (1979-10-22) 22 October 1979 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium
7 Yogesh Nagar (1990-01-06) 6 January 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Sumit Narwal (1982-04-16) 16 April 1982 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Shivam Sharma (1993-09-09) 9 September 1993 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Wicket-keepers
Puneet Bisht (1986-06-15) 15 June 1986 (age 28) Right-handed
Bowlers
34 Parvinder Awana (1986-07-19) 19 July 1986 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Vikas Mishra (1992-12-27) 27 December 1992 (age 21) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
15 Pawan Negi (1993-01-06) 6 January 1993 (age 21) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
64 Ashish Nehra (1979-04-29) 29 April 1979 (age 35) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast
8 Pradeep Sangwan (1990-11-05) 5 November 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast
29 Ishant Sharma (1988-09-02) 2 September 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Varun Sood (1990-10-12) 12 October 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
33 Pawan Suyal (1989-10-15) 15 October 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast

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