3 player who should be released by Delhi Daredevils ahead of auction
Delhi Daredevils is one of the three teams in the history of the Indian Premier League, who despite featuring in all the editions of the tournament has failed to win a single title. They alongside Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab have had many moments to savour in the history but failed to grab the ultimate prize.
This time around the Daredevils will look to build a solid side if they fancy any chance of winning the twelfth edition of the cash-rich tournament. It has been a disaster of a journey for them in the last eight years in which they have finished at the bottom of the table on four occasions. This time around they will look to at least qualify for the playoffs.
Here we will take a look at top 3 players who could be released by the franchise:
The Australian all-rounder has been off-colour in the Indian Premier League history. He has failed to stamp his authority as an effective all-rounder who can win you matches. He had a miserable season last time around. In 4 matches that he played for the franchise, he scored only 26 runs taking 4 wickets with the ball.
Though Christian has been performing very well in the other T20 leagues around the world, it doesn’t really matter. Because there are other players who have got man of the tournament awards in the other leagues but have gone unsold in the IPL auctions.
Once a top-rated wicket-keeper Naman Ojha had a successful outing as a Keeper in the IPL but failed to perform as a batsman. His strike rate is low compared to T20 cricket and he would find it very difficult to play in IPL anymore. He played just one game last year for Delhi scoring only one run.
Ojha had a fantastic season with Sun Risers Hyderabad but they also fed up of his low strike rate and ordinary keeping skills. Most probably his IPL career is almost finished. We don’t see any team investing in a 35-year-old below average wicket-keeper.
Mohammed Shami has been a sheer disappointment for whichever sides he has represented in the limited overs format after the last world cup. He has been an ordinary bowler in one day as well as T20s. Last season, he has featured in only 4 matches for the Daredevils picking up three wickets.
Since Shami joined the Indian capital in IPL, he played as many as 38 matches but picked only 20 wickets. At a hefty amount of 3 crores, he is surely not worth it. He has also been discarded from the national limited-overs squad as well. So Delhi will surely look for a fitter and younger replacement for him this time around.