Delhi cricket team

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Delhi cricket team
Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium, Delhi.jpg
Personnel
Captain Nitish Rana, Ishant Sharma & Pradeep Sangwan
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

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

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

Current squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Dhruv Shorey (1992-06-05) 5 June 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League
Played for India Blue in 2018-19 Duleep Trophy
Himmat Singh (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Kunal Chandela (1994-07-07) 7 July 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Pulkit Narang (1994-06-18) 18 June 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Sarthak Ranjan (1996-09-25) 25 September 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Lakshay Thareja
18 Virat Kohli (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League
25 Shikhar Dhawan (1985-12-05) 5 December 1985 (age 33) Left-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Delhi Dynamos in Indian Premier League
All-rounders
Nitish Rana (1993-12-27) 27 December 1993 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League
Played for India A in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
Lalit Yadav (1995-12-17) 17 December 1995 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Varun Sood (1990-10-12) 12 October 1990 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Wicket-keepers
Rishabh Pant (1997-10-04) 4 October 1997 (age 21) Left-handed First Class Captain
Plays for Delhi Capitals in Indian Premier League
15 Unmukt Chand (1993-03-26) 26 March 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Anuj Rawat (1999-10-17) 17 October 1999 (age 19) Left-handed
Pace bowlers
Navdeep Saini (1992-11-23) 23 November 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League
Played for Rest of India cricket team in 2017–18 Irani Cup
Played for India C in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
Kulwant Khejroliya (1992-03-13) 13 March 1992 (age 26) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League
Subodh Bhati (1990-09-29) 29 September 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Vikas Tokas (1986-10-16) 16 October 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
29 Ishant Sharma (1988-09-02) 2 September 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium List A Captain
Pranshu Vijayran (1995-11-18) 18 November 1995 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Pradeep Sangwan (1990-11-05) 5 November 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Left-arm medium Twenty20 Captain
Simarjeet Singh (1998-01-17) 17 January 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Akash Sudan (1993-05-07) 7 May 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Spin bowlers
9 Manan Sharma (1991-03-19) 19 March 1991 (age 27) Left-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 in Indian Premier League
Vikas Mishra (1992-12-27) 27 December 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Played for India Green in 2018-19 Duleep Trophy
Tejas Baroka (1996-02-01) 1 February 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm leg break googly

Coaching staff

References

  1. ^ "Delhi Cricket Team".

External links

  • Cricinfo's Complete History of the Indian Domestic Competitions
  • Ranji Trophy 2006/7 Batting Averages
  • Ranji Trophy One Day 2006/7 Batting Averages
  • Inter State Twenty20 Tournament 2006/7 Batting Averages


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