Shreyas Iyer, Delhi Capitals

IPL 2019: Shreyas Iyer to lead Delhi Capitals, formerly known as Delhi Daredevils

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Shreyas Iyer has been named as the captain of Delhi Capitals for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Formerly known as Delhi Daredevils, the official rechristening of name took place at an official event in New Delhi.

Delhi’s team management and top bosses conducted an official event for announcing the change, the event was live streamed on popular social media platform – Facebook.

Ahead of the 2019 IPL players’ auction, the Delhi based franchise has also unveiled their new logo, with three tigers on its emblem at the event.


Hailed as perennial underachievers in the history of IPL, Delhi were in the news lately for surprising their fans ahead of the auction. Local star Gautam Gambhir, who was bought by Delhi during the 2018 IPL auction for Rs 2.9 Crore was not retained by the franchise for the next reason.

In total, Delhi have retained 14 players from their previous team and can fill upto 10 slots (seven Indians and three overseas) for the 2019 IPL auction on December 18. The franchise have a purse of INR 25.50 crore remaining after the release of some expensive players – Gambhir, Jason Roy, Glenn Maxwell, Liam Plunkett and Mohammed Shami.

“This auction, we will target players basis their availability first. All permutations and combinations need to be tried and tested,” co-owner Parth Jindal said at the launch event.

This article was first published on CricketTimes.com.
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