Delhi Daredevils are a side, which comprised of quality cricketers in the first few seasons, but are yet to win their maiden IPL title. Having retained three players in Chris Morris, Shreyas Iyer and Rishab Pant, DD entered the IPL 2018 auctions with not too much money in the kitty. But what looked like a planned move, the Daredevils camp was on its toes to sign Glenn Maxwell, who was left out of Australia’s ODI squad recently, and finally bought him for a whopping Rs 9 crore. DD used their two Right To Match (RTM) cards to retain Mohammed Shami and Kagiso Rabada.
Delhi Daredevils is one of the most prominent teams in the IPL but never won any IPL season. It looked a stronger team but only on the paper not on the ground. This is going to be the eleventh season and still DD (Delhi Daredevils) as never been in the finals. First few seasons Delhi daredevil played well later looked a mere participant in the competition. Delhi Daredevils team 2018 squad is stronger than any team and hoping for some better and good results in this season.
Delhi Daredevils which represents Delhi city was founded in 2008 & purchased for $84 million by GMR group during initial Indian Premier League auction. Feroz Shah Kotla of Delhi is the home ground of DD and Raipur’s International Cricket Stadium is its secondary home stadiums.
Delhi Daredevils Overall Records
Delhi Daredevils is one of the strongest team in the IPL but only for the two seasons. DD have seen many ups and downs in last 10 years. Many Stars like Gautam Gambhir, Sehwag, AB Devillers, Dilshan, McGrath etc. are not playing for the DD. In the eleventh season of IPL Gautam Gambhir joined Delhi through auction and he will be the captain of Delhi Daredevils team 2018.
After back to back disappointing results in 2010 and 2011, team made to playoffs in 2012. After the loss in 2012, the team never recovered and were languishing at bottom of the table for next three seasons.
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After seeing the team performance you must come to know that this team didn’t perform well in IPL but maybe this year this team will do something good. Let’s look at the Delhi Daredevils IPL 2018 Crew. Now you book ticket for the IPL 11 Delhi Daredevils Tickets Online Booking and Schedule | IPL 2018 DD online Tickets.
List of players bought by the DD at the IPL 2018 auction –
- Glenn Maxwell – INR 9 crores
- Kagiso Rabada – INR 4.2 crores
- Amit Mishra – INR 4 crores
- Shahbaz Nadeem – INR 3.2 crores
- Vijay Shankar – INR 3.2 crores
- Rahul Tewatia – INR 3 crores
- Mohammad Shami – INR 3 crores
- Gautam Gambhir – INR 2.8 crores
- Trent Boult – INR 2.2 crores
- Colin Munro – INR 1.9 crores
- Daniel Christian – 1.5 crores
- Jason Roy – 1.5 crores
- Naman Ojha – 1.4 crores
- Prithvi Shaw – 1.2 crores
- Gurkeerat Singh Mann – INR 75 lakhs
- Avesh Khan – INR 70 lakhs
- Abhishek Sharma – INR 55 lakhs
- Jayant Yadav – INR 50 lakhs
- Harshal Patel – INR 20 lakhs
- Manjot Kalra – INR 20 lakhs
- Sandeep Lamichhane – INR 20 lakhs
- Sayan Ghosh – 20 lakhs
Delhi Daredevils 2018 Squad
|INDIAN PLAYERS||FOREIGN PLAYERS|
|Shreyas Iyer||Chris Morris|
|Rishabh Pant||Glenn Maxwell|
|Gautam Gambhir (Captain)||Jason Roy|
|Mohammed Shami||Colin Munro|
|Amit Mishra||Kagiso Rabada|
|Prithvi Shaw||Daniel Christian|
|Rahul Tewatia||Trent Boult|
|Vijay Shankar||Sandeep Lamichhane|
Administration and Support Staff
- Owners – GMR Group
- Head coach – Ricky Ponting
- Assistant head coach – Pravin Amre
- Spin Bowling coach – Sridharan Sriram
- Fast Bowling coach – James Hopes
- Team manager – Sunil Valson
- Physiotherapists – Paul Close and Vaibhav Daga
- Trainer – Rajinikanth
- Masseur – Rajeev Kumar
List of Players Which is retained by the Delhi Daredevils for IPL 2018 is
- Rishabh Pant (R) – India – Wicket Keeper
- Chris Morris (R) – South Africa – All Rounder
- Shreyas Iyer (R) – India – Batsman
IPL 2018 Squad breakdown
Total players: 25
Overseas players: 8
Batsmen: Shreyas Iyer, Gautam Gambhir, Colin Munro (o), Prithvi Shaw, Jason Roy (o), Manjot Kalra,
Wicket-keepers: Naman Ojha, Rishabh Pant
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell (o), Chris Morris (o), Abhishek Sharma, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tweatia, Jayant Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Daniel Christian (o), Gurkeerat Singh Mann
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada (o), Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammad Shami, Trent Boult (o), Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane (o), Sayan Ghosh
Support staff: Head coach: Ricky Ponting, bowling coach: James Hopes, fielding coach: Subhadeep Ghosh, assistant coaches: Pravin Amre and Sridharan Sriram.
(o): Overseas player
2018 IPL DD Strengths
Delhi have a solid batting unit in place with Gambhir, Roy, Iyer and Pant leading the way. They look solid at the top. In Pant, they also have a good wicketkeeper. Delhi are relying heavily on their power-hitters in the top order to put up big scores on the board. With Maxwell, Shankar and Morris comprising the middle order, they have all-rounders who can also be match winners on their day.
The team will rely on their foreign players Roy and Maxwell to explode with the bat while their Indian players anchor the innings at any given point of time. However, in Iyer and Pant they have got reinforcements if the foreigners fail. With Gambhir in all probability leading the side and Ponting as coach, Delhi have World Cup winning players guiding a young and title hungry outfit to say the least.
2018 IPL DD Weaknesses
Even though Delhi have world No 1 Rabada and India pacer Shami in their ranks, the bowling department seems to be an area of concern. The duo do not have great T20 records. Rabada has 22 wickets in 16 T20I games while Shami has eight wickets in seven games. Death bowling will also be an issue for the team. In Amit Mishra and Shahbaz Nadeem, Delhi have a quality spin attack to cause serious damage. However, their domestic form off late will be a cause of worry.
Trent Boult will be on the bench in all likelihood considering the fact that Roy, Maxwell, Morris and Rabada will be their foreign picks to take the field. Aveesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane and Sayan Ghosh will look to be groomed for the future and hence a game in the upcoming season looks difficult.
Another area of concern for Delhi will be getting their batting order in place. They will once again try and test different combinations to decide who will open the innings, which can hurt the likes of Maxwell and Iyer.
Delhi Daredevils Ideal playing XI
Gautam Gambhir (c), Jason Roy (o), Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (wk), Glenn Maxwell (o), Vijay Shankar, Chris Morris (o), Kagiso Rabada (o), Mohammad Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Delhi Daredevils Prediction for IPL 11
Considering they are a new team and will need time to function as a unit, it is unlikely that they will win the title. However, if they get their act together from the word go, a place in the final or at least a play-off berth is a guarantee.