IPL 2019 official schedule has been introduced with IPL 2019 set to start on 23rd March in India. Yes, the venue location of IPL 2019 will be affected due to the Lok Sabha Elections in India. The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) made a confirmation on this.
Although the tournament has seen many developments throughout the years in terms of teams, players and structure. But this time, Delhi Daredevils franchise is seemingly looking at the big turbulence in terms of their outlook and presentation in the tournament.
In this article, we have detailed all 5 majore changes that has been introduced in the Delhi Daredevil franchise for IPL 2019. This would include from changing their names to delhi capitals jersey as well.
1. Delhi Captials not Daredevils
Yes, Delhi Daredevils has officially changed their name to Delhi Capitals. Maybe it was the name that was stopping them from tasting any kind of success in the last 11 years. Maybe the new name will bring luck which they will require for the much-needed success. The change was introduced in a function by Delhi owners GMR Group and JSW Sports. With the brand new name, a brand new logo has also been unveiled.
2. Delhi Capitals New Skipper
With IPL 2019 team squads and player lists been released, many things have been revealed. Like, Gautam Gambhir is permanently out of the picture, Shreyas Iyer has been granted the permanent captainship of the Delhi Capitals for the IPL 2019 season. Earlier, before the auctions, Delhi franchise released Gambhir, Jason Roy, Mohamed Shami and many other players after which Gambhir announced retirement from all formats of cricket. Delhi owners suggested that the team is looking for a fresh start and is looking for young and energetic players to lay down the foundation.
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3. Delhi Capitals to undergo major makeover
Delhi Daredevils owners and the 50:50 partnership between GMR Group and JSW Sports is not very delightful and is hanging by a thread. Yes, the Delhi franchise is expected to go a major makover. They have already changed their name to Delhi Capitals. Sources say that delhi capitals jersey and apparels are also getting different colors and complete makeovers. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has been appointed as the sole shot caller and decision-maker of the team and he will have absolute control over what should be and should not be done.
4. Shikhar Dhawan joined Delhi Capitals
Shikhar Dhawan will be rocking the delhi capitals jersey in 2019. He will be joining his home team of Delhi this season. Sunrisers Hyderabad has traded Shikhar Dhawan for 3 players from Delhi namely Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaaz Nadeem. This decision came out after Dhawan’s successful stint with Hyderabad and winning the IPL 2016. Last year, he was retained at the final moments using the RTM card for Rs 5.2 Crore. Dhawan was also in talks with Kings XI Punjab who were giving him a salary hike of Rs 1 crore. Now, it will be interesting to see what kind of spirit Dhawan brings to the Delhi capitals squad 2019.
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5. Virender Sehwag the new mentor of Delhi Capitals
Virender Sehwag is most likely will be the mentor of Delhi Capitals squad 2019. Virender Sehwag was the mentor of Kings XI Punjab for last few seasons. But now he’ll be mentoring his home team of Delhi. Delhi Daredevils head coach Ricky Ponting had plans to appoint Harbhajan Singh as the mentor of Delhi but he was retained by Chennai Super Kings and will play this season for them. With Ponting and Sehwag in their arsenal, Delhi’s new establishment could really turn the tables. We’ll just have to wait and watch. Sehwag is the also the most run scorer for Delhi in IPL.
This was just some facts about the changes that are about to be introduced in the Delhi franchise. The IPL 2019 teams squads and players list has been released and the IPL 2019 starts from March 23. We will see Delhi capitals jersey in new makeover but would that bring freshness in their gameplay? Sports Patrika will bring you direct news from Delhi squad 2019 and from the field of IPL 2019 so stay connected with us to get aware with what’s going around the sports world.