Delhi Playoff Record: Delhi Capitals will face Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier of IPL today. In the year 2008, the Delhi team started in the first season of IPL under the name ‘Delhi Daredevils’. In the year 2019, the team changed its name to Delhi Capitals. However, even after this, there has not been much change in the fortunes of Delhi and the team has not been able to win a single IPL title so far. However, in the IPL played in the UAE in the year 2020, Delhi broke the myth of the semi-finals and made it to the final for the first time.
Delhi’s team has made it to the IPL playoffs for the sixth time. The team (Delhi Daredevils) had entered the first season of IPL under the leadership of former cricketer Virender Sehwag and reached the playoffs by performing brilliantly, where they were shown the way out by Rajasthan. After this, in the year 2009 also, the team made it to the playoffs under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir. The 2010 and 2011 seasons were very bad for Delhi and the team could not make it to the playoffs. In 2011, the team was ranked 10th at the bottom of the points table.
Delhi team failed to make it to the playoffs for six consecutive seasons
After this, in 2012, the Delhi team once again got the ticket of playoff but it failed to break its myth. The year 2013 to 2018 is no less than a scary dream for the Delhi team. The team failed to reach the playoffs for six consecutive seasons and did not progress beyond the league stage. Ross Taylor, David Warner, Kevin Pietersen, JP Duminy, Zaheer Khan and then Gautam Gambhir team tried these different captains in six seasons, but their luck did not turn even once.
name changed in 2019
In the year 2019, Delhi Daredevils changed their name to Delhi Capitals and handed over the captaincy responsibility to Shreyas Iyer. With the name change, the team’s fortunes also changed and after seven years it made it to the playoffs. However, this was the fourth time that despite reaching the playoffs, Delhi’s team could not reach the final.
Delhi entered the final for the first time in 2020
Last season of IPL was the first time when Delhi team made it to the final. However, here he had to face defeat at the hands of Mumbai and the team’s dream of winning their first IPL title was shattered. This year once again Delhi Capitals have made it to the playoffs. By winning against Chennai today, the team would like to not only secure a place in the final but also want to capture their maiden IPL title this year.