Delhi Capitals: The Delhi Daredevils franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has decided to change its name. In the next IPL 2019 season, this team will now be known as Delhi Capitals. The team’s new name was announced by Delhi Franchisee owner GMR Group and JSW Sports in a program organized in Delhi.
Significantly, Delhi’s franchise has been associated with the IPL since the beginning, but so far it has not even got the chance to become an IPL champion. The team, giving information on the change in name on Twitter, wrote, “Delhi, Delhi, Delhi Say hello to the capitals! ‘ Through this tweet, the team has also introduced their new people. There are three tigers in the logo of Delhi Capitals.
IPL – “Delhi Daredevils” Now as “Delhi Capitals”
In the initial season, the team reached the semi-finals of the tournament and since then there has been a consistent decline in its performance. It should be expected that the name change will also change the fate of the Delhi franchise and will be able to do it in the 12th season of the IPL.
In the IPL 2019 season, left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan will be seen playing Delhi Daredevils, or Delhi Capitals team. Dhawan was part of Sunrisers Hyderabad team in the last season but breaking the ties with the team, he has now joined the Delhi franchise.
Even in domestic cricket, Dhawan plays from Delhi. In this series, IPL’s 2018 season, Delhi’s franchise has been linked to veteran Gautam Gambhir. Captain of the serious Kolkata Knight Riders who played domestic cricket for Delhi Gambhir was made the captain of Delhi Daredevils but he left the captaincy in the middle session after which young Shreyas Iyer was appointed the captain.