Delhi cricket team

Delhi cricket team
Captain: Gautam Gambhir
Coach: Vijay Dahiya
Owner: Delhi District Cricket Association
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

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
1996-97 Runner-up

Famous players

Virender Sehwag

Current squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Captain & Opening Batsmen
15 Unmukt Chand 26 March 1993 Right-handed Right-arm off break Played in Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League for Prime Bank Cricket Club.
25 Shikhar Dhawan 15 December 1985 Left-handed Right-arm off break
5 Gautam Gambhir 14 October 1981 Left-handed Right-arm leg break Opening Batsmen
18 Virat Kohli 5 November 1988 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Milind Kumar 15 February 1991 Right-handed Right-arm off break Played in Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League for Brothers Union cricket team.
Vaibhav Rawal 9 November 1991 Left-handed Right-arm leg break
Nitish Rana 27 December 1993 Left-handed Right-arm off break
9 Sumit Narwal 16 April 1982 Left-handed Right-arm medium
Rishabh Pant 4 October 1997 Left-handed U-19
29 Ishant Sharma 2 September 1988 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
8 Pradeep Sangwan 5 November 1990 Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast
33 Pawan Suyal 15 October 1989 Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Vikas Tokas 16 October 1986 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Pranshu Vijayran 18 November 1995 Left-handed Right-arm medium
Navdeep Saini 23 November 1992 Right-handed Right-arm medium
34 Parvinder Awana 19 July 1986 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
9 Manan Sharma 19 March 1991 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 4 FC 50s; 78 FC Wkts
Varun Sood 12 October 1990 Left-handed Left-arm orthodox spin 45 FC Wkts
Shivam Sharma 9 September 1993 Right-handed Right-arm off break
Vikas Mishra 27 December 1992 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
15 Pawan Negi 6 January 1993 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox

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