INTRODUCTION

After a complete overhaul in the 2015 season, Delhi Daredevils (DD) started fresh last year and surprised many at the auction with their choice of players. Known for spending hugely on players of their choice, the Delhi team went in for Indian uncapped player Pawan Negi last year. Eventually, they spent a fortune (INR 85,000,000) on him. Negi did not live up to the expectations and hence, DD released him ahead of the auction.

Delhi did not pick a single marque player last season. This year after having let go of Mayank Agarwal to the Rising Pune Supergiants, Delhi Daredevils will also hope to pick some good players with the second best auction purse available to them.

HOME GROUND

Delhi Daredevils’ home ground is the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi. However, Delhi has also played a few of their home matches in smaller towns like Raipur.

PLAYERS RELEASED

  1. Nathan Coulter-Nile
  2. Imran Tahir
  3. Joel Paris
  4. Pawan Negi
  5. Pawan Suyal
  6. Akhil Herwadkar
  7. Mahipal Lomror
  8. Mayank Agarwal (traded to Rising Pune Supergiants)

PRESENT SQUAD

BATSMEN BOWLERS ALL-ROUNDERS WICKET-KEEPERS
Shreyas Iyer Zaheer Khan Jean-Paul Duminy Quinton De Kock
Karun Nair Amit Mishra Chris Morris Sam Billings
Mohammad Shami Jayant Yadav Rishabh Pant
Shahbaz Nadeem Carlos Brathwaite Sanju Samson
Chama Milind Pratyush Singh
Syed Khaleel Ahmed
Delhi Daredevils - Present Squad
Delhi Daredevils – Present Squad

Total Number of players – 17

Indian Players in squad – 12

Foreign Players – 5 (Can pick 4 more foreign players at the auction)

AUCTION PURSE

Total Amount – INR 660,000,000

Amount Spent – INR 429,000,000

Amount Remaining – INR 231,000,000


WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE IPL AUCTION 2017

Always known for spending big at the players’ auction in general, this year will be no different for Delhi Daredevils. With the second best purse available to them at this auction, DD will surely go all out for their target buys. Having released 8 players from the squad, DD will want to make some very good purchases at the auction and thus strengthen their squad. Moreover, with the likes of Rahul Dravid in the management of DD, expect them to buy some very impressive young talent.

WHAT UWEWORLD THINKS DELHI DAREDEVILS WILL DO AT THE IPL AUCTION 2017

Certainly, DD will probably go all out for their target buys with their big purse. In fact, a prime International fast bowler will definitely be on Delhi Daredevils’ radar. DD will also look for 2 domestic fast bowlers as a backup for Zaheer Khan and Mohammed Shami.

Furthermore, DD has let go of Imran Tahir. Hence, they will surely look for someone to replace him. If DD has targeted Ben Stokes, then he will definitely play for them. With one or two impact players especially for strengthening their bowling, Delhi Daredevils looks like a threatening team at least on paper.

THE TARGET FOR DD IN THE IPL AUCTION 2017

  • One pure Batsman
  • 1 International fast bowler
  • 1 International spin bowler
  • 2 Domestic fast bowlers
  • 1 spinner All-Rounder

PLAYERS ON DELHI DAREDEVILS’ RADAR

BATSMEN – George Bailey, Ekalavya Dwivedi, Colin Munro, Saurabh Tiwary, Farhan Behardien

ALL-ROUNDERS – Ben Stokes, Rishi Dhawan, Irfan Pathan

BOWLERS – Tymal Mills, Trent Boult, Brad Hogg, Johan Botha, K Gowtham, Ishant Sharma, Murugan Ashwin, Mitchell Swepson

NOTE: This article is the thought-work of the Editor from UWeWorld. The Editor does not have any contacts or information from anyone involved with IPL or anyone involved with the team Delhi Daredevils or any player.

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