Delhi Daredevils is a cricket franchise representing the city of Delhi in the Indian Premier League. Founded in 2008, during the franchise auction for the Indian Premier League, the GMR Group purchased the Delhi Daredevils for $84 million. The team’s current coach is former South Africa opener Gary Kirsten. Their home ground is the historic Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi.
Team Composition: A decent looking side on paper with top-notch players in every department. While Yuvraj is their best bet with bat Mohammed Shami is the one with the ball along with left-arm pacer Zaheer. Also featuring in DD’s batting line are captain Duminy, South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton De Kock, Manoj Tiwary and Kedhar Jadhav. The team is blessed to have world-class all-rounders in the shape of Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews and Albie Morkel.
Proteas’ Imran Tahir and Amit Mishra together form the DD spin attack. In pace department the team has services of Australian fast bowlers Nathan Coulter-Nile and Gurinder Sandhu. Left-arm medium fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat is another bowling option for Duminy among Indian recruits.
Star Player: Southpaw Yuvraj will be itching to go out and prove he is still a match-winner. DD’s batting without a doubt will revolve around the dashing left-hander. He is the potential game changer in Daredevils’ line-up and opponents will be wary of his prowess.
Prediction: History may well be against Daredevils, but the kind of players they have a place in playoffs should not be a surprising event at all. Going beyond playoffs looks uncertain as of now.
Squad of DD for IPL 2015 season 8–
Domestic Indian Players:
Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Zaheer Khan, Manoj Tiwary, Mohammed Shami, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Iyer, CM Gautam, Dominic Muthuswamy, Kona Srikar Bharat, KK Jiyaz.
JP Duminy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Angelo Mathews, Quinton De Kock, Imran Tahir, Albie Morkel, Gurinder Sandhu, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis.