IPL 4: Delhi Daredevils Team Analysis

Delhi Daredevils

Delhi Daredevils

The Delhi team cannot be called Daredevils anymore, there is nothing daring about the team composition. With the strangest selection of players, most were perplexed as to what was going on in the GMR minds on the day of the auction.

They did not bother to retain Gautam Gambhir and bought Ajit Agarkar who is an all rounder for a hefty sum. Question is why? Agarkar was disastrous in the previous IPL seasons where he was playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. He lacks discipline, is not at all penetrating and does not have aggression in his bowling, quite honestly lack lustre, unless he has had a life changing transformation and is suddenly a high class bowler I don’t understand the point of buying him. Maybe GMR knew something we didn’t.

Why wasn’t Gautam Gambhir retained? He is in terrific form and is a Delhite, when Sehwag was removed as captain Gambhir came in his place, so how do you not retain your captain? GMR seems to have OD’ed on something.

Some of the other interesting choices are Andrew McDonald who at the risk of sounding horrible actually looks like Ronald McDonald, either way his bowling was very temperamental and the choice to keep him on is bizarre.

If the DD team decides to make Sehwag and Warner open, it will be the stupidest move ever. The previous season showed how both Sehwag and Warner are hard hitters and neither can stop themselves or rotate strike in the presence of the other, so they end up getting dismissed almost a few balls short of each other. A dynamite pair on paper but spells disaster in reality.

A few good buys were Morne Morkel, Irfan Pathan, Ashok Dinda, Unmukt Chand and Umesh Yadav who will hopefully perform well.

There is nothing more that I hope for than having to eat my own words, if the Delhi team succeeds that will be more than enough.

Delhi Team:

  1. Virender Sehwag
  2. Morne Morkel
  3. Irfan Pathan
  4. Ashok Dinda
  5. Ajit Agarkar
  6. Naman Ojha
  7. Aaron Finch
  8. Vikas Mishra
  9. Venugopal Rao
  10. Andrew McDonald
  11. David Warner
  12. Unmukt Chand
  13. Matthew Wade
  14. Travis Birt
  15. Colin Ingram
  16. Robert Frylinck
  17. Roelof van der Merwe
  18. Umesh Yadav
  19. Robin Bist
  20. James Hopes
  21. Varun Raymond Aaron
  22. Aavishkar Salvi
  23. Rajesh Pawar
  24. Sridharan Sriram
  25. Yogesh Nagar
  26. Vivek Yadav
  27. Ajit Chandila

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Nandita Shamlal

Author:

Hey! I’m Nandita Shamlal in my final year at Amity School of Communication (Amity University) doing Journalism and Mass Communication. I have always loved sports even though I couldn’t play a single one without causing injury to myself (and others). I enjoy watching cricket the most but also enjoy tennis and basketball. Writing is something I’ve always felt was an outlet to every thought that crosses your mind. I enjoy reading, watching the television and of course, writing. Besides writing my greatest passion is playing the piano. Hope you enjoy what I write!

Cricket

Bangladesh beat South Africa to clinch the ODI series

Bangladesh beat South Africa to clinch the ODI series

Posted by: Atish Home Chowdhury on July 17th, 2015

The 3rd ODI between Bangladesh and South Africa is a perfect example of a David versus Goliath type of battle. Those who watched it on television and ground wer ..

Football

A clean sweep of Goa’s beach stretch in Panaji with FC Goa

A clean sweep of Goa’s beach stretch in Panaji with FC Goa

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on June 7th, 2015

As part of the World Environment Day celebrations, coaches and officials of FC Goa along with children who are part of the FC Goa youth development programme ca ..

Tennis

Wimbledon 2015: Leander and Martina win mixed double final

Wimbledon 2015: Leander and Martina win mixed double final

Posted by: Anjan Merkap on July 13th, 2015

Martina Hingis and Leander Paes not only defeated but crushed their opponents on Sunday at the Centre Court of the All England Club to win the mixed double fina ..

F1

Haas F1 looking for drivers

Haas F1 looking for drivers

Posted by: Anjan Merkap on July 16th, 2015

Haas Formula One team has begun shortlisting drivers for its maiden entry next year into Formula One arena. The team was actually trying to get into the Formula ..

Boxing

The ‘TOPS’-notch

The ‘TOPS’-notch

Posted by: Disha Mashelkar on June 7th, 2015

Sports’ has always mesmerized the thrill and adventure of living life! A sportsperson’s life is full of mighty passion and the enthralling moments of victor ..

Other Sports

The ‘TOPS’-notch

The ‘TOPS’-notch

Posted by: Disha Mashelkar on June 7th, 2015

Sports’ has always mesmerized the thrill and adventure of living life! A sportsperson’s life is full of mighty passion and the enthralling moments of victor ..

One stop guide to all the sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world. A true reflection of sports.

Copyright © 2012 | The Sports Mirror