Indian Premier League - IPL
Delhi DaredevilsDelhi DareDevils is the Delhi franchise for the Indian Premier League. The franchise is owned by the GMR Group. The team will be captained by Virender Sehwag, who is also the designated the Icon Player for the franchise.
IPL Franchises & Key PlayersDelhi Daredevils (V Sehwag) | Chennai Super Kings (MS Dhoni) | Bangalore Royal Challengers (K Pieterson) | Deccan Chargers (Adam Gilchrist) | Kings XI Punjab (Y Singh) | Rajasthan Royals (S Warne) | Mumbai Indians (S Tendulkar) | Kolkata Knight Riders (B McCullam)
Franchise historyDuring the franchise auction for the Indian Premier League teams GMR group acquired the rights for the Delhi franchise for $84 million.
2008 IPL SeasonThe Daredevils were well poised from the onset of the first IPL season, having most of their core players—with the exception of Daniel Vettori—available for the whole tournament. The team built their batting lineup around Delhi openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir and used the majority of their foreign player quota on their bowling attack lead by Glenn McGrath and Mohammed Asif.
The team started the tournament well, winning 4 of their first 5 games. However, they were unable to sustain this and finished the round-robin portion of the tournament with a record of 7-6. Their performance was good enough to make the semi-finals, where they lost by 105 runs against the Rajasthan Royals. Royals, who had lost to the Daredevils in their first encounter, went on to win the title
Delhi Daredevils PlayersVirender Sehwag has been accorded the icon player status in the Delhi team. Delhi Daredevils Team
Virender Sehwag (Captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Gautam Gambhir, Manoj Tiwary, Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, AB de Villiers, Daniel Vettori, Shoaib Malik, Farveez Maharoof, Rajat Bhatia, Mithun Manhas, Mayank Tehlan, Mohammad Asif, Glenn McGrath, Brett Geeves, Pradeep Sangwan, Yo Mahesh