Delhi Daredevils is now Delhi Capitals

Delhi Daredevils Renamed as'Delhi Capitals Ahead of Indian Premier League 2019 Auction in Jaipur on December 18

File Image | Delhi Capitals Team | IPL 2019

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils were on Tuesday renamed as Delhi Capitals and the announcement was made in a function in the capital by owners GMR Group and JSW Sports.

Besides a change in the name of the franchise, the logo and colour of the uniform will also be changed. Delhi's team management and top bosses conducted an official event for announcing the change, the event was live streamed on popular social media platform - Facebook. However, in a bid to change their luck, Delhi Daredevils have now changed to Delhi Capital ahead of the next season.

The Delhi franchise is looking to make a fresh start in the league after years of underachievement. Whereas, getting Team India stalwart - Shikhar Dhawan back in the team in lieu of three cricketers from SunRisers Hyderabad is also another move which raised quite a few eyebrows.

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The team boasts of a battery of young Indian stars which include captain Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw.

Ahead of the 2018 edition, the GMR group entered into a 50-50 partnership with Mumbai-based steel company Jindal South West (JSW) Sports for the ownership of the team.

The support staff of Delhi Capitals, to be led by Shreyas Iyer, would comprise of Ricky Ponting (head coach), Mohammad Kaif (assistant coach), James Hopes (bowling coach).

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