Ganguly was the captain of the Indian team from 1999 to 2005 and one Test from 2000 to 2005.
Delhi Capitals contract with former Indian captain Ganguly for a season
Ganguly had commanded Kolkata Knight Riders in the first three seasons of IPL
new Delhi. Delhi Capitals appointed former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly as adviser to the team for the 12th season of the Indian Premier League. Ganguly will work with the head coach Ricky Ponting. Ganguly, the first captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders, said, "I am excited to join Delhi Capitals. I am really keen to work with players and support staff." The team of Delhi has not yet become a champion. Ganguly captained the Indian team from 1999 to 2005, with 49 ODIs from 146 ODIs and 2000 to 2005.
Ganguly was captain of Kolkata and Pune
Ganguly scored 1349 runs in 59 matches at an average of 25.45 between IPL 2008 and 2012. During this period, his highest score was 91 runs. He also took 10 wickets in his name. Ganguly was the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders from 2008 to 2010. He later also captained Pune Warriors India.
BREAKING: Tigers, say hello to our Royal Bengal Tiger! We're delighted to welcome @ SGanguly99 to Delhi Capitals, in the role of an Advisor. #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/TUt0Aom5MR
– Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 14, 2019
Ganguly one of the world's most intelligent players: Parth Jindal
On connecting Ganguly with the team, Delhi Capitals Chairman Parth Jindal said, "Sourav has been one of the most intelligent players of the world cricket." Whatever we are seeing today in Indian cricket is Sourav's contribution. Aggressive, positive, and never-losing attitude will be beneficial for the team. It is a matter of pride for us that they chose Delhi team in IPL. "
Delhi's first match to be played on March 24 from Mumbai
In the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer, the Delhi team will play the first match on March 24 at the Wankhede Stadium against the Mumbai Indians. The team will play their first home match against Chennai Super Kings at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium on March 26. The 12th season of the IPL will start from March 23. The first match will be between Chennai and Royal Challengers Bangalore.