DC All Time Best Playing 11:
Virender Sehwag (captain), Shreyas Iyer, Kevin Pietersen, JP Duminy, Rishabh Pant (wicket keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Ashish Nehra.
VIRENDER SEHWAG is one of the most belligerent opening batsmen of all time. He is an attacking player who attacks the ball from the word go no matter which format he is playing. He has scored more than 2000 runs during his 6 years tenure with the Delhi franchise. He averages nearly 30 and scored at an impressive strike rate of 158. He is a strong man upfront who can take the bowlers to the cleaners. He has played some excellent innings for Delhi and helped the team to win quite a few matches on his own. “The Nawab of Najafgarh” is one of the greatest all-time opening batsmen in the world. He has stellar records in International Cricket.
SHREYAS IYER will accompany Viru in the All-Time 11 of DC. Currently, he is leading the Delhi Capitals team. He is a phenomenal young talent who has improved his cricket to the next level with the guidance of Rahul Dravid and Ricky Ponting during the IPL seasons. He scored more than 1600 runs for Delhi at an average of 30.56 and a healthy strike rate of 126 during the 5 seasons he played. He has quite some numbers in the IPL which made it easier for us to get him in the All-Time 11 of DC.
KEVIN PIETERSEN, a tall British guy is one of the greatest English Batsmen ever. He plays the pull shot to perfection and it is one of his best shots. If KP is in the house, he rarely fails to entertain the crowd. This man had some huge numbers in International Cricket before joining the IPL. The buzz was everywhere about his batting exploits. He played for the Delhi Franchise in 2012 and 2014 and scored around 600 runs at a healthy strike rate of 137. He has a brilliant century to his name while playing for Delhi in IPL 2012. He is a class act and if he gets going, its almost impossible to stop him.
JP DUMINY is the other overseas in the All-Time 11 of DC. He played 3 seasons for Delhi (2014-2016) and score more than 1000 runs at a healthy strike rate of 128. He was also handed the captaincy role in the year 2015. He is a gutsy left-hander in the middle order who has the ability to bat through the innings according to the game situation.
RISHABH PANT is a sure-shot pick in the All-Time 11 considering the dual role which he plays on the field. He is yet another young talent in the Delhi franchise. He aggregated more than 1700 runs during his 5 years tenure with the Delhi franchise. He was at his extreme best in the year 2018 in which he amassed 684 runs including a scintillating century and 5 more half-centuries and ended up as the second leading run-scorer in the tournament just behind Kane Williamson. He is an explosive batsman who can give the perfect finishing touches for the team.
KEDAR JADHAV is the other finisher in the team. He has scored more than 500 runs batting lower down the order for Delhi. He has played some crucial knocks which helped the team in getting a few extra runs at the end overs. He has an impressive strike and can play a quickfire cameo at the death.
SHAHBAZ NADEEM is one of the spinners in the All-Time 11. He has taken more than 40 wickets for the Delhi franchise over the years. He is a handy leg spinner and can play a big role in the pitches of UAE. He can bowl in the power play overs too.
AMIT MISHRA is another obvious choice in the All-Time 11 of DC. He has a very long association with the franchise. He played for Delhi in 8 seasons of IPL. He has taken more than 100 wickets for Delhi. He is one of the legends of IPL. He is also the second leading wicket-taker in the history of the IPL with more than 150 wickets to his name and the highest wicket-taker among the Indian bowlers in the IPL. He is an IPL Man and surely he makes the cut in any DC All-Time 11.
KAGISO RABADA will be the frontline bowler in the All-Time 11 of DC. He is a genuine match-winner with the ball who has 31 scalps to his name. The kind of impact he made after joining the Delhi franchise is truly remarkable. He was brilliant with the ball in the previous season of IPL by picking up 25 wickets. He is fast and accurate. He has the best average among the bowlers (who bowled a minimum of 250 deliveries) in the history of IPL (17.93). This man has the brightest of future ahead. He is just 22 and he is leading the bowling attack for his nation. This is some achievement.
MORNE MORKEL will accompany his fellow South African mate in the All-Time 11 of DC. He has taken 45 wickets at an economy of 7.82 while playing for the Delhi franchise. He also scalped 25 wickets in the year 2012 (most wickets taken by a bowler in the team). He is a tall guy who has pace and bounce which can trouble any batsman in the world. He has been one of the frontline bowlers of DC over the years and hence, takes one of the overseas spots in the All-Time 11 of DC.
ASHISH NEHRA takes the final spot in the All-Time 11 of DC. He bagged 36 wickets for the franchise at an average of 21.05. He scalped 19 wickets in IPL 2009 (most wickets taken by a bowler in the team). He is a left-arm quick who has immense experience under his belt.