Delhi Capitals – England
Delhi Capitals, just like England white-ball teams before the 2015 World Cup, were the whipping boys of the IPL.
Poor auction and on-field strategies, continuous changes in the personnel meant that Delhi Capitals struggled season after season.
But, just like England turned its fortunes around post the 2015 WC disaster, Delhi Capitals have done the same under the new management and the head coach-captain duo of Ricky Ponting and Shreyas Iyer.
The Capitals reached their first-ever IPL final last year where they were eventually beaten by the Mumbai Indians. The only thing that separates them from England is a barren trophy cabinet. But, given the manner in which they have been performing in the past 2-3 seasons, one can feel that it’s just a matter of time before they lay their hands on the IPL trophy.