Delhi Daredevils, which has been rechristened to Delhi Capitals ahead of the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has appointed former India captain Sourav Ganguly as an advisor for the upcomingÂ season, starting on March 23. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will host Royal Challengers Bangalore in the season opener at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Delhi Capitals, who have never played an IPL final, will start their campaign on March 24 when they take the field against three-time champions Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Announcing this on Twitter, Delhi Capitals said: "Tigers, say hello to our Royal Bengal Tiger! We're delighted to welcome @SGanguly99 to Delhi Capitals, in the role of an Advisor."
It is no doubt that Sourav Ganguly aka Dada will bring a lot to the table and will also help the franchise to produce a better performance than before. Ganguly, along with the likes of Ricky Ponting and Mohammad Kaif can be a fiery combination for Delhi Capitals. With a lot of youngsters roped in by the franchise this year, they will have a lot to look forward to as the trio's experience can be vital for them to become a better team.Â
Ganguly was the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders in the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008. He played for the Kolkata-based franchise until 2012, following which Gautam Gambhir led them to the title twice. One of the most inconsistent teams in the history of IPL, the Delhi-based franchise is eyeing a remarkable run in the IPL 2019 with a new name and a set of fresh faces at the helm.
This remains to be seen if the change in name and coaches can help Capitals to be back on the winning track.Â