Hindustan Times – Delhi Daredevils have been the perennial underachievers in the Indian Premier League, not finishing better than sixth in the points table since topping the league in 2012, where they lost both play-off games.

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  • Delhi Daredevils have been the perennial underachievers in the Indian Premier League, not finishing better than sixth in the points table since topping the league in 2012, where they lost both play-off games.
  • Daredevils’ Australian bowling coach James Hopes said the team ‘hasn’t skipped a beat’ after Gautam Gambhir quit as skipper on Thursday and that new captain Shreyas Iyer showed signs of settling down in his first selection meeting, ahead of the game against Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • Avesh, 21, an India U-19 World Cup member from Madhya Pradesh, impressed on IPL debut, taking 2/36 and bowling around 145kph.
  • “This season we are aware Trent Boult is playing every game.
  • “I don’t think taking wickets is our problem, we struggle to contain run rate in the powerplay and want a couple of guys to try and get it down.


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