Delhi Team in Indian T20 League 2022
The Delhi team is one of the eight original franchises in the Indian T20 league. They have improved tremendously and are now one of the strongest teams in the league.
The Delhi team’s home ground is the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, which has a housing capacity of 55,000.
Delhi Team Schedule
Sat 2nd Apr – 7:30 PM
Gujarat vs Delhi
Thu 7th Apr – 7:30 PM
Lucknow vs Delhi
Sun 10th Apr – 3:30 PM
Sat 16th Apr – 7:30 PM
Wed 20th Apr – 7:30 PM
Fri 22nd Apr – 7:30 PM
Thu 28th Apr – 7:30 PM
Sun 1th May – 3:30 PM
Delhi vs Lucknow
Thu 5th May – 7:30 PM
Sun 8th May – 3:30 PM
Chennai vs Delhi
Wed 11th May – 7:30 PM
Mon 16th May – 7:30 pm
Sat 21st May – 7:30 PM
Delhi squad’s top players
The following are 3 of the Delhi cricket team’s top players:
Delhi Squad Analysis: Indian T20 League 2022
By Vivek Krishnan
Since rebranding towards the end of 2018, Delhi’s fortunes have turned around in the Indian T20 League. Qualifying for the playoffs in the last three editions is a testimony to their recent consistency.
Like many other teams, Delhi too couldn’t buy back most of their seasoned campaigners at the auction. That said, they managed to retain a few power-packed performers, including their captain Rishabh Pant.
Besides the Indian domestic talent, Delhi was also successful in adding some renowned overseas professionals for the next few seasons. Last year, despite topping the points table, they were ousted in the second qualifier.
Both Prithvi Shaw and David Warner prefer to go hammer and tongs in the powerplay. If the duo gets off to a flying start, not only will Delhi benefit but also the fantasy players will be handsomely rewarded. Although Shaw can dazzle to disappoint, he is a delight once he gets going. Meanwhile, Warner has amassed 5449 runs at 41.49.
Regardless of where Pant decides to bat, expect the diminutive wicket-keeper batter to destroy attacks. Given his recent form and reputation, he will be a favorite in fantasy leagues.
Anrich Nortje and Axar Patel have contributed enormously to Delhi’s success over the past few years. While the South African spearheaded the pace attack by picking wickets at the start and death, Axar took care of the middle overs.
Chetan Sakariya impressed one and all, especially with the new ball for Rajasthan in the previous season. Given his recent exploits, he could be given the responsibility to share the new ball alongside Nortje. Meanwhile, Mustafizur Rahman too will lend depth and variety to the Delhi bowling.
Although Delhi couldn’t retain the prolific opener Shikhar Dhawan, they will be delighted to have the services of Warner who has proved his worth in the Indian T20 League. The dynamic opening pair of Warner and Shaw should provide rollicking starts for Delhi.
With the inclusion of Mitchell Marsh and Rovman Powell, finishing the innings shouldn’t be a matter of concern for Delhi. Then there is Pant, who is capable of making jaws drop time and again.
On the bowling front too, Delhi are unlikely to regret losing Kagiso Rabada and Avesh Khan. The retention of Nortje–coupled with a few good additions in Sakariya, Mustafizur, and Lungi Ngidi –augurs well for the franchise.
With Ravichandran Ashwin’s departure from Delhi, the onus will be on Axar Patel to lead the spin attack. However, on current form and reputation, only the left-arm spinner is expected to feature in the starting 11.
Although Kuldeep Yadav is in the mix, his reputation in the Indian T20 League is currently sullied after a couple of poor seasons. Lalit Yadav too can’t be relied upon to bowl four overs regularly. Unless Delhi is able to field a regular spin-bowling partner for Axar, they might fall short in this aspect of the game.
After three consecutive playoffs, including a runner-up position in 2020, Delhi will be hoping to go all the way in 2022. As the old adage goes, well begun is half done. And the 2020 finalists have taken the first step correct by constructing a team worthy of a title. Looking ahead into the 15th season, Delhi fans have every reason to believe that they could bask in the glory come 29 May.
Overall statistics of the Delhi team
The Delhi team have played 210 games so far, out of which they won 96, including 3 super-over wins. They have lost 112 games, with 2 games being forfeited. Their win rate currently stands at 45.67%.
The Delhi cricket team reached the playoffs in their first two seasons in 2008 and 2009, followed by another playoff in 2012, when they lost the second eliminator. Between 2013 and 2018, they never managed to reach the top 4. However, beginning from 2019, their fortunes changed drastically.
They reached the playoffs in 2019 and 2021, and got to their first-ever final in 2020 which they lost to the Mumbai team.
Facts About the Delhi Team
- The Delhi team was purchased by GMR Group, a property development company, for approximately $84 million.
- In March 2018, they sold a 50% stake in their team to JSW Sports for $73 million.
- The team’s current owners are Kiran Kumar Grandhi and Parth Jindal. Their head coach is 3-time World Cup winner Ricky Ponting and their bowling coach is James Hopes, a former Australian international player.
How to pick a team on My11Circle
Open My11Circle fantasy cricket app and choose a sport, such as Cricket, Football, Basketball, Baseball, or Kabaddi, from the app’s top bar. Take part in an upcoming match of the sport of your choice.
For that game, create a squad that includes all players from both teams. After the squad has been formed, you must select a contest to enter based on the entry price and reward pool.
Each player earns points based on their performance as the game proceeds. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins on My11Circle. Make your squad on My11Circle now to get the most out of the Indian T20 League 2022!