Delhi cricket team

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Delhi cricket team
Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium, Delhi.jpg
Personnel
Captain Gautam Gambhir
Coach Vijay Dahiya
Owner Delhi District Cricket Association
Team information
Founded 1934
Home ground Feroz Shah Kotla
Capacity 55,000
History
Ranji Trophy wins 7
Irani Trophy wins 2
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins 1
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins 1
Official website: DDCA

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 eight. 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
Year Position
2017-18 Runner-up
1996-97
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
Captain & Batsmen
15 Unmukt Chand (1993-03-26) 26 March 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break Played in Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League for Prime Bank Cricket Club.
Opening Batsmen
5 Gautam Gambhir (1981-10-14) 14 October 1981 (age 36) Left-handed Right-arm leg break Leads Delhi Daredevils
Batsmen
Milind Kumar (1991-02-15) 15 February 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off break Played in Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League for Brothers Union cricket team.
Vaibhav Rawal (1991-11-09) 9 November 1991 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
Kunal Chandela (1994-07-07) 7 July 1994 (age 24) Right-handed -
Rahul Verma (1996-06-04) 4 June 1996 (age 22) Right-handed
Himmat Singh (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off break
All-rounders
Dhruv Shorey (1992-06-05) 5 June 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Chennai Super Kings
Nitish Rana (1993-12-27) 27 December 1993 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Kolkata Knight Riders
Lalit Yadav (1995-12-17) 17 December 1995 (age 22) - -
Wicket-keepers
Rishabh Pant (1997-10-04) 4 October 1997 (age 21) Left-handed Plays for Delhi Daredevils
Pace bowlers
29 Ishant Sharma (1988-09-02) 2 September 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Akash Sudan Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium'
Vikas Tokas (1986-10-16) 16 October 1986 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Pranshu Vijayran (1995-11-18) 18 November 1995 (age 22) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Navdeep Saini (1992-11-23) 23 November 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore
Picked for Rest of India cricket team in 2017–18 Irani Cup
Spin bowlers
9 Manan Sharma (1991-03-19) 19 March 1991 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 4 FC 50s; 78 FC Wkts
Vikas Mishra (1992-12-27) 27 December 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
15 Pawan Negi (1993-01-06) 6 January 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore
On National Duty
25 Shikhar Dhawan (1985-12-05) 5 December 1985 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad
18 Virat Kohli (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium Leads Royal Challengers Bangalore

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Delhi Cricket Team".

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