Daredevils, under their new skipper Gautam Gambhir will be raring to go all-out and deliver consistent performances in IPL 2018.
Gambhir had an amazing stint with KKR. In IPL 2018, his task will be to get the playing XI right, especially with the assets Delhi have.
Delhi opens their campaign on Sunday against KXIP.
India Under-19 skipper Prithvi Shaw headed to Delhi Daredevils for 1.2 Cr. From working with Rahul Dravid in the junior world up to working with Ricky Ponting at Delhi, the opportunity will provide a good learning curve to the youngster.
Arguably the best buy for Delhi in the auction was Kiwi all-rounder Colin Munro for just 1.9 Cr. Munro, who is currently the numero uno T20I batsman in the world and is also the only batsmen to score three T20 international hundreds, will be bringing in a lot of experience into the squad
Gautam Gambhir will be heading back to Delhi after spending seven long years with the KKR franchise. After helping KKR win two titles, he was let go by the franchise (during IPL retention) and they even chose not use the right to match card for him.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been a standout performer ever since his foray into IPL. The left-hander, on many occasions, has steered his team to victory single-handedly. The team will rely heavily on Pant’s performance in the middle, although the team boasts of a good batting depth.
The team will rely heavily on Iyer’s performance in the middle,although the team boasts of a good batting depth. He along with Risabh Pant will have a task cut-out to form a partnership and help the steer the team past difficult situations.
Christian’s all-rounder skills will be essential to Delhi, especially with star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell missing in action for now.
South African all-rounder was signed up by Daredevils ahead of the 2016 season and has been a key performer of the team. A bowler capable of generating disconcerting pace and someone who can hit the ball hard, Morris will play a crucial role in the upcoming season.
The all-rounder will be tasked with providing stability in both the departments and contribute if and when necessary.His confidence will be high after winning his international cap with India recently.
Amit Mishra has been one of the most consistent performers for the Delhi Daredevils over the years. The attacking right-arm leg-break bowler has played 75 matches and taken 78 wickets at an economy of 7.49. Mishra is the only player in IPL with three hat-tricks
Delhi Daredevils does not lack behind in the pace department as they have acquired the services of Kiwis pacer Trent Boult.He was a key stay in IPL 2016 winning combination for the SRH and will be bringing in lots of international experience.
Bengal pacer Mohammed Shami too was retained by Delhi Daredevils after they used the Right to Match card for him. Shami was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 3 Crore but Delhi was having none of it as they retained him for the same value