Delhi cricket team

The Delhi cricket team is one of the first-class cricket teams based in Delhi, run by the Delhi District Cricket Association, that plays in India's first class competition, the Ranji Trophy and limited-overs Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. They have won the Ranji Trophy seven times and have been runners-up eight. Their latest title in 2007-08 came after a long wait of 16 years. The previous win was in the 1991–92 season when they beat Tamil Nadu in the final. The team's home ground is Arun Jaitley Stadium.

Delhi Cricket Team
Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium, Delhi.jpg
CaptainDhruv Shorey
CoachBhaskar Pillai
OwnerDelhi District Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundArun Jaitley Stadium
Ranji Trophy wins7
Irani Trophy wins2
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins1
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins1
Official websiteDDCA

Competition historyEdit

Delhi have made a strong performance in the Ranji Trophy throughout its history. Three of its five wins came in the 1980s and the remainder were in the late 1970s, a period marked by the dominance of a famous Mumbai team. This formed a golden period for Delhi between 1978 and 1987: it was in the finals for all but one of those years (winning 4, runner up in 4).[1]

Its six appearances in the Irani Trophy showed mixed results, losing to the Rest of India side four times and winning twice.

They have only two titles in limited overs cricket. They won the Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2012-13 under Rajat Bhatia. They won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy under Pradeep Sangwan

Ranji TrophyEdit

Year Position
1976-77 Runner Up
1978-79 Winner
1979-80 Winner
1980-81 Runner Up
1981-82 Winner
1983-84 Runner Up
1984-85 Runner Up
1985-86 Winner
1986-87 Runner Up
1988-89 Winner
1989-90 Runner Up
1991-92 Winner
1996-97 Runner Up
2007-08 Winner
2017-18 Runner Up

Irani CupEdit

Year Position
1980-81 Winner
1989-90 Winner

Vijay Hazare TrophyEdit

Year Position
2012-13 Winner
2015-16 Runner Up
2018-19 Runner Up

Syed Mushtaq Ali TrophyEdit

Year Position
2017-18 Winner

Notable playersEdit

Players from Delhi who have played Test cricket for India, along with year of Test debut:

Players from Delhi who have played ODI but not Test cricket for India, along with year of ODI debut:

Players from Delhi who have played T20I but not ODI or Test cricket for India, along with year of T20I debut:

Cricketers from other state teams who also played for Delhi, and played Test cricket for India, along with year of Test debut:

Prominent cricketers at the domestic level:

Current squadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Dhruv Shorey (1992-06-05) 5 June 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off break List A Captain
Played for India Green in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Himmat Singh (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Hiten Dalal (1994-09-25) 25 September 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Jonty Sidhu (1997-12-09) 9 December 1997 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Shikhar Dhawan (1985-12-05) 5 December 1985 (age 35) Left-handed Right-arm off break First-class and Twenty20 Captain
Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Ayush Badoni (1999-12-03) 3 December 1999 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Virat Kohli (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Nitish Rana (1993-12-27) 27 December 1993 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL
Played for India B in 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy
Lalit Yadav (1995-12-17) 17 December 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Kunwar Bidhuri (1996-04-24) 24 April 1996 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Anuj Rawat (1999-10-17) 17 October 1999 (age 21) Left-handed Plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL
Rishabh Pant (1997-10-04) 4 October 1997 (age 23) Left-handed Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Spin bowlers
Pawan Negi (1993-01-06) 6 January 1993 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Manan Sharma (1991-03-19) 19 March 1991 (age 29) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Vikas Mishra (1992-12-27) 27 December 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Tejas Baroka (1996-02-01) 1 February 1996 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Pace bowlers
Simarjeet Singh (1998-01-17) 17 January 1998 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Navdeep Saini (1992-11-23) 23 November 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Ishant Sharma (1988-09-02) 2 September 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Subodh Bhati (1990-09-29) 29 September 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Kulwant Khejroliya (1992-03-13) 13 March 1992 (age 28) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Pradeep Sangwan (1990-11-05) 5 November 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Left-arm medium
Pawan Suyal (1989-10-15) 15 October 1989 (age 31) Right-handed Left-arm medium
Gaurav Kumar (1996-07-04) 4 July 1996 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium

Coaching staffEdit


  1. ^ "Delhi Cricket Team".

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