The auction for the season 10 of Vivo Ipl saw all the records getting shattered as there was the battle to grab the best choice of players. More than 350 players both domestic, as well as international ones, went under the hammer of Ipl auction. In this blog, we will take a deep analysis about Delhi Daredevils and their whereabouts in the tenth edition.
The team management of daredevils has taken care to make the squad full of youthful talents. The ninth season was not very much in the favor of the Daredevils and they were out from the competition in the round robin phase. Winning 7 out of 14 games last year, Delhi franchise ended their season ranking sixth. From the last season, Daredevils have retained as much as 18 players. The major exclusion from the last year squad was that of Pawan Negi and Imran Tahir( best t20 bowler). Apart from them, there were 5 exclusions more from the last year squad.
So at the auction, Delhi Daredevils major duty was to fill the slots which were left empty after the exclusions. They also needed a backup for the fast bowling duo of Zaheer Khan and Mohammed Shami. Their other look out to strengthen the middle order which was mainly comprised of young domestic batsmen.To strengthen their bowling department for which they were criticized largely, Delhi included to their squad the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Chris Morris and Amit Mishra. Even on the spin-friendly tracks of India, Rabada and Cummins can cause batsmen a major threat.
The batting line up of Delhi looks exciting as it comprises of the young guns such as Quinton de Kock, Shreyas Iyer, Rishab Pant and Sam Billings. The addition of India’s latest batting star Karun Nair further sparkled the batting power house of Daredevils. The addition of international all-rounders in the form of Angelo Matthews and Corey Anderson have added depth to the squad which will help the team more to progress in the tournament. The think tank of Delhi daredevils includes the likes of Rahul Dravid which will be helpful in setting the match-winning team combination. Duminy opting out of Ipl is the latest misery for the Daredevils team.
Full squad:New buy:– Angelo Mathews (2 Cr), Corey Anderson (1 Cr), Kagiso Rabada (5 Cr), Pat Cummins (4.50 Cr), Ankit Bawne (INR 10 Lakhs), Aditya Tare (25 Lakhs), Murugan Ashwin (1 Cr), Navdeep Saini (10 lakh), Shashank Singh (10 Lakh),
Retained list– 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.
Squad strength: 26 (17 Indian, 9 Overseas)
Players to watch out for:
Kagiso Rabada, Rishab Pant, Sam billings and Shreyas Iyer.
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