IPL team profile: Delhi Daredevils
Team: The Delhi Daredevils
Captain: JP Duminy
Coach: Gary Kirsten
IPL Best: Semi-finalist 2008, 2009
Overview: The Delhi Daredevils have a point to prove to all their fans, as they finished bottom of the table, while only collecting two wins, last season.
They have released 13 players from the previous season, including England international Kevin Pietersen, while coach Gary Kirsten has decided to give fellow South African JP Duminy the captaincy, ahead of Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews and India legend Yuvraj Singh.
Key Batsman: Yuvraj Singh could prove to be the most astute purchase made by the Daredevils. A powerful middle-order batsman, he wants prove to the India selectors that he should be back in the national side. He has more than 1800 runs in IPL cricket and on his day he can be one of the most destructive batsman in the game.
Key Bowler: After having a stellar Word Cup campaign with South Africa, spinner Imran Tahir will come into the tournament with loads of confidence behind him. On the more helpful Indian pitches, Tahir could be a handful in the middle overs. Not a bowler that has the best economy rate, but he does pick up bucket loads of wickets.
Likely Benchwarmer: With Delhi having plenty of International experience to call on, young Australian Travis Head will struggle to break into the starting team unless there are a raft of injuries. The 21 year-old Adelaide Strikers player will find it tough to dislodge Angelo Mathews or Albie Morkel from the first XI. The experience gained could be invaluable though.
They Said: Captain JP Duminy: "I am impressed with the Indian player strength in our squad. Yuvraj Singh and I would look at the No 4- and No 5 position. Mohammed Shami is a leading Indian bowler and his role will be vital."
Squad: JP Duminy (C), Mohammed Shami, Quinton de Kock, Manoj Tiwary, Kedar Jadhav, Mayank Agarwal, Shahbaz Nadeem, Saurabh Tiwary, Jayant Yadav, Imran Tahir, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Angelo Mathews, Yuvraj Singh, Amit Mishra, Jaidev Unadkat, Gurinder Sandhu, Shreyas Iyer, CM Gautam, Travis Head, Srikar Bharat, Albie Morkel, Markus Stoinis, Zaheer Khan, KK Jiyas, Domnic Joseph
Thursday April 9th vs Chennai Super Kings
Sunday 12th April vs Rajasthan Royals
Wednesday 15th Apri vs Kings XI Punjab
Saturday 18th April vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Monday 20th April vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Thursday 23rd April vs Mumbai Indians
Sunday 26th April vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Friday 1st May vs Kings XI Punjab
Sunday 3rd May vs Rajasthan Royals
Tuesday 5th May vs Mumbai Indians
Thursday 7th May vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Saturday 9th May vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Tuesday 12th May vs Chennai Super Kings
Sunday 17th May vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
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