- Indian Premier League (IPL)
- 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
- Feroze Shah Kotla
The Delhi Daredevils (DD) are a franchise cricket team representing the city of Delhi in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Delhi Daredevils is founded in 2008, during the franchise auction for the Indian Premier League, the GMR Group purchased the Delhi franchise for $84 million. Their home ground is the historic Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi. In 2013, they included Raipur International Cricket Stadium as their secondary home venue. The team’s current captain is Jean-Paul Duminy. The leading run-scorer of the side is Virender Sehwag while the leading wicket-taker is Irfan Pathan.
Team debut in 2008
- Owner – GMR group
- Head Coach – Gary Kirsten
- Assistnt Coach – Rob Walter
- Mentor – Gary Kirsten, Pravin Amre
- Captain – JP Duminy
- Bowling Coach – Sunil Valson
Delhi Daredevils Team Brand Ambassador
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar was the brand ambassador of the team during the 2008 Season but opted not to return for the 2009 season due to a busy schedule. However, Akshay was seen at a few of the team’s games cheering them on.
Famous Bollywood playback singer Kailash Kher has sung the team anthem – “Khel Front Foot Pe” a.k.a. “Play on the front foot” or “play aggressively”. It is played at every Delhi Daredevils match.
DD launched their new anthem “Munday Dilli Ke” on 5 March 2012 on the video sharing site YouTube.
Pop artist Abhay Jain made the latest theme song “Go Delhi Go” in 2015.
Delhi Daredevils team squad
Delhi Daredevils appointed Mahela Jayawardene as the captain for the 2013 edition and signed Jeevan Mendis, Jesse Ryder and Johan Botha. In the IPL 7 auction held on 12 and 13 February 2014, Delhi daredevils didn’t retain its key players from the previous IPL seasons. They used right to match card for resigning Kevin Pietersen.