Delhi is a franchise who recently changed its team’s name from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals in the year 2018. It is a team with some brilliant young talents and here we will know DC playing 11 for IPL 2020 (Best and most probable Delhi Capitals playing 11 in season 13) and you will also know DC all time best IPL playing 11.
They have less to show when it comes to the availability of great players in the squad but, they’ve enough experience in their management with the likes of Ricky Ponting who can surely help this team go a long way in IPL 2020.
Delhi Capitals IPL 2020 players list has already announced and fans will know here that which 11 players from the DC squad can play DC 1st match in IPL 2020. Best possible playing 11 with each player’s information and review.
Also once the IPL 2020 DC matches will go on, we will update here the DC team playing 11 for that match with players’ information and updates. We will update here probable playing 11 predictions before the next match of DC and live playing 11 on match time.
DC Playing 11 IPL 2020
Delhi Capitals is a team that often tinkers with their squad by buying a new bunch of players every year in the IPL Auction which probably paves the way to their own downfall. This is the only team in the IPL who played all the 12 seasons and didn’t reach the finals yet. They let go of some big names if they don’t perform in 1 season which clearly deteriorates the team’s confidence. The likes of David Warner, AB De Villiers, Andre Russell, Glenn Maxwell were once a part of this franchise.
As far as 2020 IPL is concerned, they’ve got enough depth in their squad with a mixture of young and experienced players. Let’s have a look at their Best Possible 11 for IPL 2020.
Today’s IPL Match Playing 11 of Delhi Capitals:
DC IPL 2020 Playing 11 – Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant (wicket keeper), Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Mohit Sharma, Harshal Patel.
Playing 11 Review:
SHIKHAR DHAWAN is the first name and quite an obvious choice in Playing 11 of DC. He was traded from Sunrisers Hyderabad to Delhi Capitals in IPL 2019. He is a powerful left-hander who can provide a brisk start to the team and can also bat deep into the innings. He has more than 4500 runs to his name in his overall IPL Career. He was the leading run-scorer for Delhi in the last season of IPL. He aggregated 521 runs at an average of 34 and a strike rate of 135.67 in the year 2019. He has vast experience which will eventually guide the youngsters like Iyer and Pant on how to handle the pressure and how to play according to the situation.
AJINKYA RAHANE has joined the Delhi Capitals this year and in place of Jason Royal, Ajinkya Rahane can open with Shikhar Dhawan in IPL 2020. Ajinkya Rahane is the most experienced batsman and a very good opening batsman as well.
Middle Order Batsmen:
SHREYAS IYER is the Delhi Capitals captain in IPL 2020. He has been successful in filling up the captaincy shoes as he managed to lead his team to the playoffs in IPL 2019. He has a healthy strike rate as a middle-order batsman. He can play big shots at will and can set the perfect platform for the likes of Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer to unleash during the back end overs. The stylish batsman is one of the best players of spin in the team.
SHIMON HETMYER will bat at No.4 for DC in IPL 2020 considering his recent performances in the ongoing CPL 2020. He is a match-winner and can destroy any bowling attack on his day. He is a powerful West Indian who can make a mockery of the opposition’s bowling with his big-hitting abilities. He can play spin with some audacity. Alongside his skipper in the team, he is also one of the best players of spin bowling. He is a West Indian and thus, a great fielder to have on the team.
RISHABH PANT is yet another powerful middle-order batsman who can clear the boundary with ease. He is the man with the gloves for the team. The swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman has more than 1150 runs in the last two seasons of IPL. He was the second leading run-scorer in the year 2018 with 684 runs to his name which includes a century and 5 half-centuries. He had a decent last year too with more than 480 runs to his tally. He will be the go-to man for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020.
MARCUS STOINIS another DC overseas player will bat at No.6 in IPL 2020. He will play the role of an all-rounder in the team. He has quite some shots in his book. He can bowl his full quota of 4 overs for the team and he is also very good on the field. He is a right-arm medium bowler with some good variations and has wicket talking ability. He is in very good form now and in recent times he performed very well with both bowl and bat for the Australia team.
Ravichandran Ashwin is the other all-rounder in the team. The off-spinner is one of the most successful spin bowlers of India. He has played for CSK and K11P in the past. He led K11P in the year 2018 and 2019. He has more than 100 wickets in the history of IPL. He has also improved himself as a batsman. He can hit the ball long and far which made him a perfect all-rounder to have on the team. He has a variety of options in his armory. Carrom Ball is his go-to delivery which can trouble any batsman in the world.
SANDEEP LAMICHHANE is the overseas spinner in the team. This young lad is the only Nepali player in the history of the IPL. He created history by becoming the first-ever player from Nepal to play in the IPL. He is a serious talent who made his whole country proud. He can bowl googlies, leg breaks, and flippers. He is a genuine leg spinner who can also spin the ball at times. He is surely a wicket-taking option for Shreyas.
KAGISO RABADA is the frontline bowler in the lineup. He is an accurate pacer who executes his line and length to perfection. He will lead the pace attack for DC in IPL 2020. He is one of the most deadly and dangerous death bowlers in the IPL and the super over in IPL 2019 against KKR proves how deadly he is with his accuracy. He gave just 7 runs in the super over which resulted in the team’s win. The special delivery to the unstoppable Dre Russ was a treat to watch. ”WHAT A SIGHT IT WAS”. That was game set and match. Kagiso ’YOU BEAUTY’.
MOHIT SHARMA will accompany Rabada in the bowling department. He has played for different franchises in the IPL. He is a skillful bowler who can also bowl at the death. He has pace and bounce and can also deliver perfect yorkers at the death. The back of the hand slower delivery is his best delivery. He has vast IPL experience which allows him to execute his plans better in pressure situations.
HARSHAL PATEL is the last man in the 11. He has got experience playing in the IPL. He was earlier associated with the RCB franchise. He can bowl hard lengths regularly along with some rare bouncers. He is a good bowler who can learn a lot from Mohit and Kagiso while playing for DC in IPL 2020.
DC All time Best Playing 11 in IPL History
Delhi Capitals 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.
DC Best Playing 11 in All IPL Seasons (2008 to 2019)
DC IPL 2008 Best Playing 11: Virender Sehwag (c), Tilakaratne Dilshan, Gautam Gambhir, AB De Villiers, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mithun Manhas, Rajat Bhatia, Amit Mishra, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohammad Asif, Glenn McGrath.
DC IPL 2009 Best Playing 11: Virender Sehwag (c), David Warner, Gautam Gambhir, AB De Villiers, Manoj Tiwary, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Daniel Vettori, Rajat Bhatia, Amit Mishra, Ashish Nehra, Glenn McGrath.
DC IPL 2010 Best Playing 11: Virender Sehwag (c), David Warner, Gautam Gambhir, AB De Villiers, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Kedhar Jadhav, Rajat Bhatia, Amit Mishra, Ashish Nehra, Wayne Parnell, Dirk Nannes.
DC IPL 2011 Best Playing 11: Virender Sehwag (c), David Warner, Unmukt Chand, Colin Ingram, Naman Ojha (wk), Irfan Pathan, Roelef van der Merwe, Shahbaz Nadeem, Varun Aaron, Ajit Agarkar, Morne Morkel.
DC IPL 2012 Best Playing 11: Virender Sehwag (c), David Warner, Kevin Pietersen, Glenn Maxwell, Naman Ojha (wk), Irfan Pathan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Varun Aaron, Ajit Agarkar, Umesh Yadav, Morne Morkel.
DC IPL 2013 Best Playing 11: Virender Sehwag (c), David Warner, Mahela Jayawardene, Naman Ojha (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Andre Russell, Irfan Pathan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ashish Nehra, Ajit Agarkar, Morne Morkel.
DC IPL 2014 Best Playing 11: Quinton de Kock (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Kevin Pietersen (c), JP Duminy, Kedar Jadhav, L Shukla, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rahul Sharma, Wayne Parnell, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat.
DC IPL 2015 Best Playing 11: Mayank Agarwal, Quinton de Kock (wk), Shreyas Iyer, JP Duminy (c), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Albie Morkel, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan, Imran Tahir.
DC IPL 2016 Best Playing 11: Mayank Agarwal, Quinton de Kock (wk), Shreyas Iyer, JP Duminy, Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Pawan Negi, Amit Mishra, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Zaheer Khan (c), Mohammed Shami.
DC IPL 2017 Best Playing 11: Quinton de Kock (wk), Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Zaheer Khan (c), Mohammed Shami.
DC IPL 2018 Best Playing 11: Prithvi Shaw, Gautam Gambhir, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami.
DC IPL 2019 Best Playing 11: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma.