IPL 2018 auctions are over and the player list for each team is now clear. Delhi Daredevils have hired Ricky Ponting as the coach while Gautam Gambhir is the team captain. A lot of expected from the Delhi Daredevils as they are one of the founding franchises of the Indian Premier League, but have never won the lucrative and popular tournament.
This year, teams had the option of retaining players and Delhi Daredevils have made use of this option to keep back Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Chris Morris. Iyer and Pant are young players and have years of cricket in them. Pant can keep wickets besides being able to handle the bat. On the other hand, Iyer is great with the bat.
Morris brings experience to the side and is capable of delivering with the bat and ball. He can hit the ball out of the stadium if the need arises and can do serious damage to the bowling stats by batting down the order. He is a good bowler as well and will be expected to take wickets.
Delhi Daredevils Final Team
Besides Gambhir, the other top order batsmen are Colin Munro and Jason Roy. These three batsmen can score runs quickly and give bowlers nightmares. Delhi Daredevils also have a strong bowling attack with Kagiso Rabada spearheading it. In addition, the team also has Mohammed Shami, Chris Morris and Trent Boult. The four bowlers are experienced in the T20 format and are wicket takers. The Daredevils will be relying on them to take quick wickets to prevent the opposition from scoring.
Other players in the team include Glenn Maxwell, Colin Munro, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manoj Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Naman Ojha and Sayan Ghosh.