The Delhi Daredevils also known as DD is an Indian Premiers League cricket franchise which represents City Delhi in Indian Premier League (IPL). Delhi franchise is owned by the GMR Group and founded in 2008 as one of the 8 founding teams of the IPL. Their home grounds are the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi and the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Though Delhi Daredevils never win IPL season tilled now, but they performed well and go to Semi-finals in 2008 and 2009 years. In 2015 IPL season 8 GMR group won the most expensive player of Auction named Yuvraj Singh for Rs. 16 Crores.
The team’s current captain is Zaheer Khan while the coach and mentor are Paddy Upton and Rahul Dravid respectively. The leading run-scorer of the side is Virender Sehwag while the leading wicket-taker is Irfan Pathan. Delhi Daredevils is dreaming BIG in 2017 IPL season.
This season, the Delhi daredevil side has considerably changed itself, in light of previous seasons problems, and has replaced and added several players, to emerge a powerhouse. In IPL 2017, the IPL team consisted of several talented players, who, though they failed to clinch the cup, nevertheless took the Delhi daredevil team to the top of the pool table this includes- Virender Sehwag, Irfan Pathan, Mahela Jayawardene, , Aaron Finch, Kevin Pietersen, Unmukt Chand, David Warner, Colin Ingram, Venugopal Rao, Andre Russell, Glenn Maxwell, Ajit Agarkar, Morne Morkel, and Umesh Yadav. Several of these stars have, in light of their contributions to the Delhi daredevils wins or loses, been either removed or retained in the team. Fresh blood has also been added to improve the teams bite. All in all, the Delhi daredevil 2017 is, according to critics, a team to be wary of in the coming season.
The Delhi Daredevils have always been a promising side, as they have tried to put on a good show in every edition of the Indian Premier League. However they have spent the last few seasons staying in the bottom four. IPL Delhi team 2017 is placed below. Last season was unlike any other, as they began the tournament with Rahul Dravid being their mentor, while Paddy Upton coached the side. The captaincy of the team was handed to Zaheer Khan, who brought his immense international and domestic experience to great use and led the youthful squad. JP Duminy has been named skipper of the Delhi Daredevils this season.
The only other player who comes close to matching this tally is Karun Nair, who scored 357 runs in his 12 innings. Moving on to bowling, Chris Morris and Amit Mishra remained to be the side’s best bowlers with a record of 13 wickets each. Although, it was Mishra who doled out better bowling figures with 4/11 being his best feat. Big guns such as Imran Tahir, Zaheer Khan and Nathan Coulter-Nile proved to be disappointing, as they failed to shine with the ball. Delhi has never had a problem of potential if one looks at their team line-up. It’s just that they have never got their act together. The presence of JP Duminy, Mohammed Shami, Quinton De Kock, Amit Mishra, Sanju Samson and Carlos Braihwhite would be reassuring for the side as these names need no introduction to any form of cricket and all are well-known for their contribution in their respective departments.
The team this year has made drastic changes in the squad in a bid to get the desired outcome. The best news for the team is that they have been able to acquire great players in the form of Angelo Mathews, Corey Anderson, Kagiso Rabada and Pat Cummins. The viewers and supporters would like to see the daredevils of Delhi show their daredevilry and add some serious competition to an already intensified league. What the Daredevils need right now is consistency in their side. While the squad is decent enough to reach the playoffs, getting more consistent can certainly take them through to the championship. DD team 2017 players list is placed below.
Here’s a look at their entire DD Squad 2017 as it looks:
JP Duminy, Mohammed Shami, Quinton de Kock, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Zaheer Khan, Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, CV Milind, Syed Ahmed, Pratyush Singh,Angelo Mathews , Corey Anderson, Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Ankit Bawne, Aditya Tare, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Shashank Singh.
- Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi
Delhi Daredevils Squad 2017
|Aditya Tare||DD||Batsman, Wicketkeeper||3||8||-|
|Quinton De Kock||DD||Batsman, Wicketkeeper||13||445||-|
|Rishabh Pant||DD||Batsman, Wicketkeeper||10||198||-|
|Zaheer Khan||DD||Bowler, Captain||12||6||10|