VIVO IPL 2017: SWOT Analysis of Delhi Daredevils #IPL




Delhi Daredevils (DD) are the team that have never played to its potential. Ever since the inception of the Indian Premiere League (IPL), exactly nine years back, in 2008, DD have continued to perfrom below expectations of its fans. Until now, the team has never won any IPL trophy despite having a galaxy of star cricketers in its playing XI.

VIVO IPL 2017: SWOT Analysis of Delhi Daredevils #IPL

VIVO IPL 2017: SWOT Analysis of Delhi Daredevils #IPL

DD, the IPL franchisee, represents the Indian city of Delhi. This IPL franchisee is owned by the GMR group of India. Indian bowling superstar Zaheer Khan is currently the skipper of the side while Paddy Upton is the head coach of the team.

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DD has always been in the news for an improper combination of players in their side. Have they made the right choice at IPL auction 2017? Read here to find out.

Delhi Daredevils (DD): Strengths at a Glance

Delhi have always put up a strong fight against the teams like Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at both home and away matches at almost every IPL tournaments.

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At the last month’s IPL auction, they have made some smart move. Their judicious decision gives us an indication that VIVO IPL 2017 is gonna be positive for them this time.

The inclusion of star all-rounders like Angelo Matthews and Corey Anderson will definitely help at close moments. They are the ones to watch out for at the IPL 2017. Another advantage of the team is the formidable bowling combination if the likes of Zaheer, Cummins and Rabada play together in the final XI.

Delhi Daredevils (DD): Weaknesses at a Glance

The biggest weakness of DD is team’s inconsistent performance. DD hasn’t reached into the semifinal stage of the IPL tournament since 2009. They might be vying to become the top 2 teams this year, but their path won’t be a cakewalk.

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Just have a look at the Delhi Daredevil team; apart from the likes of Zaheer Khan and star overseas cricketers, the team doesn’t have a pool of experienced Indian batsmen or bowlers in the team.

The option of only four international cricketers in the side will make the captain’s choice more critical. In case, Zaheer Khan’s fitness issue comes to the fore then it will be really difficult to find a possible specialist bowling partner for Mohammed Shami.

IPL 2017: Full squad and players list of Delhi Daredevils (DD)

Angelo Mathews, Corey Anderson, Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Ankit Bawne, Aditya Tare, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Shashank Singh, 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 and Pratyush Singh.

Squad strength: 26 (17 Indian, 9 Overseas)

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Atish Home Chowdhury is a freelance writer. sports are inseparable from him. He especially loves WWE, Cricket and other sports. It was long ago during his childhood he aimed to become a cricketer first but his creativity didn’t allow him to become a player. Instead he chose to be a sports journalist. This fulfills my aim both as a creative person as well as it keeps me inside the world of sports too.

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