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
Delhi Daredevils Squad for VIVO IPL 2018
|Name of Players||Role|
|Chris Moris||Bowler All- Rounder|
|Gurkeerat Singh Mann||All-Rounder|