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Delhi Daredevils appointed Gautam Gambhir as a captain for IPL 2018

Delhi Daredevils appointed Gautam Gambhir as a captain for IPL 2018
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Franchise Delhi daredevils appointed Gautam Gambhir as their new captain for VIVO IPL 2018. After selected as a captain Gambhir said,”I am more excited than I have ever been”. Before this season he has already played for Delhi Daredevils in Season 2008, 2009 and 2010. He left Daredevils after 2010 and picked by Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2011 IPL Auction, he was named Kolkata Knight Riders captain and led them to two IPL titles in seven years.  in IPL History, Gautam Gambhir is one of the most successful captains, Won two IPL seasons for his team. He is also the fifth batsman to score more than 3000 runs in IPL History. He also said,” I played for three years for Delhi. Somewhere, deep within my mind, I’d love to finish with Delhi. Though I am the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders and would want them to win it for the third time, since I’m a Delhi boy too, I obviously want Delhi Daredevils to do well as well.”

Gambhir has a great record of scoring runs in IPL as well as captaincy. He also played an important role during Knight Riders’ 2012 winning campaign by smashing 590 runs in the whole season with an average of 39.33. Even during last year’s IPL, the opener was in fine form, compiling 498 runs at 41.5. Now, Gambhir will join the Australian mates of Ricky Ponting and James Hopes in Delhi Daredevils dressing room. Ponting appointed as the head coach of the team for IPL 2018 while Hopes was named as the bowling coach. It is the first time when Franchise Delhi Daredevils will play under the guidance of new Coach as well as new Captain. Before this edition, Zaheer Khan was leading the Delhi Daredevils.

Gautam Gambhir Track record in IPL

2017 16 4 498 76* 41.50 389 128.02 0 4 61 7 6 0
2016 15 2 501 90* 38.53 411 121.89 0 5 54 6 1 0
2015 13 0 327 60 25.15 278 117.62 0 3 41 4 3 0
2014 16 1 335 69 22.33 293 114.33 0 3 36 4 3 0
2013 16 0 406 60 25.37 343 118.36 0 4 51 5 2 0
2012 17 2 590 93 39.33 411 143.55 0 6 64 17 4 0
2011 15 4 378 75* 34.36 317 119.24 0 2 44 3 1 0
2010 11 1 277 72 30.77 217 127.64 0 2 32 2 3 0
2009 15 2 286 71* 22.00 278 102.87 0 1 32 2 2 0
2008 14 1 534 86 41.07 379 140.89 0 5 68 8 2 0

Delhi Daredevils Squad for VIVO IPL 2018

Name of Players Role
Rishabh Pant WK-Batsman
Chris Moris Bowler All- Rounder
Shreyas Iyer Batsman
Glenn Maxwell All-Rounder
Gautam Gambhir Batsman(C)
Manjot Kalra Batsman
Prithvi Shaw Batsman
Colin Munro All-Rounder
Harshal Patel All-Rounder
Mohammad Shami Bowler
Kagiso Rabada Bowler
Vijay Shankar All-Rounder
Amit Mishra Bowler
Avesh Khan Bowler
Rahul Tewatia All-Rounder
Shahbaz Nadeem Bowler
Trent Boult Bowler
Daniel Christian All-Rounder
Gurkeerat Singh Mann All-Rounder
Jayant Yadav All-Rounder
Abhishek Sharma All-Rounder
Jason Roy Batsman
Sandeep Lamichhane Bowler
Naman Ojha Wk-Batsman
Sayan Ghosh Bowler

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics He also covers latest Sports News/Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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