Delhi Daredevils were the only franchise who had decided not to retain any of their players. So, they had their full amount of 60 crore rupees to spend in the auction and they started fabulously by buying a couple of glorious players in the first round, but, as the auction moved further, they made some bizarre moves. However, at the end, they would not be overly disappointed with their buys.
Foreign players bought in the auction
Kevin Pietersen (England), Ross Taylor, Jimmy Neesham (both New Zealand), JP Duminy, Quinton De Kock, Wayne Parnell (all South Africa), Nathan Coulter-Nile (Australia)
Indian players bought in the auction
Kedar Jadhav, Mayank Aggarwal, Dinesh Karthik, Manpreet Juneja, Murali Vijay, Milind Kumar, Saurabh Tiwary, Manoj Tiwary, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Siddharth Kaul, HS Sharath, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammad Shami, Rahul Sharma, Rahul Shukla
Right to Match Cards
DD had 3 Right to Match Cards available and they were supposed to use them for the big names, but, surprisingly, they used two of those cards for uncapped Indian players Kedar Jadhav and Shahbaz Nadeem. They could easily have used it for somebody like Morne Morkel, but, they missed the opportunity.
The Daredevils have got batsmen who are clean strikers, but, not sloggers. So, they can play on any kind of pitch.
Delhi is lacking a quality, international death bowler. They have got a few guys who can hit the wicket hard and get big on the batsmen, but, on Indian pitches, those bowlers would probably prove to be ineffective. However, the story could be different if the IPL takes place in South Africa.
Murali Vijay, Mayank Aggarwal, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Kevin Pietersen, Ross Taylor, Saurabh Tiwary, Jimmy Neesham, Wayne Parnell, Rahul Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Shahbaz NadeemRead More