Top 5 Players for Delhi Capitals in IPL

Delhi Capitals

Top Players for DC in IPL

Indian Premier League or IPL is unarguably the best T20-tournament across the cricketing globe. The fan following has increased from the first edition in 2008. The players have given their respective audiences many reasons to smile.

As things stand, during the last 12 years of the mega edition, every team has players who have carried that extra burden or responsibility of their team to deliver for them time and again. Total of 8 teams are in IPL and will come across top 5 players of every franchise. We will start with Delhi Daredevils or now known as Delhi Capitals.

Delhi Capitals have been one of the two teams not to win Indian Premier League trophy. Closest they have come is reaching semi-finals of 2009 edition where they were slaughtered by Adam Gilchrist. Still, there have been some consistent performers for them. Here are top 5 Best Players for DC in IPL:

Top 5 Players for DC in IPL


1. Virender Sehwag (Matches-86 ,Runs-2382,Avg-29.77,Strike Rate-158.37)

Virender Sehwag

Best Players for DC in IPL: The name needs no introduction. Virender Sehwag way of changing the way of playing on tests was exhilarating to say the least and on impact probably in top 3 in world. In T20s his approach was always the same as is evident by his strike rate. He provided starts to his team and was instrumental in shaping the success of his team.

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2. Dinesh Karthik (Matches-60 ,Runs-1128,Avg-25.06,Strike Rate-126.03)


Top Players for DC: The entry of Mahendra Singh Dhoni shut all doors on him at the international level , however, DK was a key figure in the domestic circuit and in IPL cricket as well, as very few have scored over 1000 runs for a franchise and he was one of them which shows his consistency. His strike rate was also good indicating innings played was always at the fast clip. Dinesh Karthik was safe behind the wickets and some shots which he can play no other player would even think of it. Remember Harsha Bhogle saying for him “He is the only batsman who plays difficult shots very easily“.

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3. Jean Paul Duminy (Matches-38 ,Runs-1015,Avg-44.13,Strike Rate-130.79)

JP Duminy

Best Players for DC in IPL: There was a fight between JP Duminy  & KP but going with JP because has played more matches, has captained (Like KP), has scored 1000 runs, batting average of44 which is good even in Tests so in T20s it’s close to monumental. He was definitely one of the impactful and success stories of the franchise.

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4. Amit Mishra (Matches-63, Wickets-71, Avg-22.78,Economy Rate-7.28)

Amit Mishra Best Bowler for Delhi Capitals

Top Players for DC: He has been the attacking component of team.1.12 wickets per match in T20 is no mean achievement. He flights the ball and has a good googly. Amit Mishra has taken hat-tricks as well and probably best Delhi spinner hands down. It would be fairer to say in victories of Delhi he has played a major role.

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5. Morne Morkel (Matches-41,Wickets-51,Avg-23.31,Economy Rate-7.52)

Morne Morkel

Best Players for DC in IPL: The spearhead of Delhi team. Looks at the batsman, takes a small circle before starting the run-up, runs in and hits the deck hard.1.2 wickets/match with an economy rate of less than 8 in Indian conditions. As is case with fast bowlers when on rhythm, Morne Morkel is unplayable. His wicket-taking ability has given Delhi all the chance of staying in a match or winning it.

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