Saturday, April 1, 2017

IPL 2017 Team Preview - Delhi Daredevils

Delhi Daredevils are a team that have not always performed according to the talent and potential they possess. Barring a couple of seasons early when Sehwag and Gambhir fired for them, they haven't reached the knock out stage of the IPL.

Key Players - With Duminy and De Kock both ruled out of the IPL 10, Delhi will have to look to their other foreign stalwarts to wade them through the season.

In Carlos Brathwaite, Corey Anderson and Chris Morris they have three of the best all rounders playing the game today. Amit Mishra and an in form Shreyas Iyer would be the key Indian players for Delhi. Indian test players Jayant Yadav and Karun Nair will also be looking forward to proving their mettle in the shortest format of the game!

Zaheer as a captain will have to at his inspirational best mentoring the young Rabada and Cummins along the journey. Dravid will have to give smart inputs and galvanise a team shorn of big names and hope that they can create magic on the field.

Injury Tracker - The Protea duo of De Kock and Duminy are both missing and this could have a huge effect on Delhi's fortunes this season considering that the two were their leading performers last season.

Fantasy Cricket Pick - Amit Mishra
On turning Indian pitches, Amit Mishra is likely to play all the matches and is bound to give you a bucketful of points right through the season.

Fantasy Cricket Wildcard Pick - Shreyas Iyer/ Rishabh Pant
With De Kock out, Iyer and Pant might open the batting which means that they will surely get you points if they get going.

My Prediction - Delhi have found the going tough and are constantly fighting for scraps and with some of their key men already on the injury roster, they might struggle once again. I think that it would be a miracle if this team finishes any higher than 6th spot once the league phase is done with.

Read Other Team Previews by clicking on the respective Team Name:

Delhi Daredevils
Rising Pune Supergiant(s)
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Gujarat Lions
Kings XI Punjab
Kolkata Knight Riders
Mumbai Indians
Royal Challengers Bangalore

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