IPL 2016 tournament is begins on April 9, 2016, right after finish the T20 World Cup 2016. April 2016 and May 2016 are going to be very entertaining because IPL 9 is running.
Delhi Daredevils is in the IPL right from its inception 8years ago. DD team has always looked strong on paper but never managed to reach a final of the tournament.
Delhi Daredevils will play their first match against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 10, 2016. It is an away game and will be a tough opening match for Delhi Daredevils(DD).
Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi’s home ground. The Feroz Shah Kotla has a capacity of 41,000 and fans here raise the decibel levels during the games. The Daredevils will play their last two home games in Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, Raipur.
Let us take a closer look at Delhi’s schedule for IPL 2016.
|April 10, 2016||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|April 15, 2016||Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab||Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi|
|April 17, 2016||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|
|April 23, 2016||Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians||Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi|
|April 27, 2016||Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions||Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi|
|April 30, 2016||Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi|
|May 3, 2016||Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils||Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot|
|May 5, 2016||Delhi Daredevils vs Rising Pune Supergiants||Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi|
|May 7, 2016||Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils||Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur|
|May 12, 2016||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils||Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad|
|May 15, 2016||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|May 17, 2016||Rising Pune Supergiants vs Delhi Daredevils||MCA International Stadium, Pune|
|May 20, 2016||Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, Raipur|
|May 22, 2016||Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, Raipur|
The IPL auction was conducted on February 6, 2016, and Delhi brought in some key players during it. They did not play their IPL 2015 card this time around and have retained players that could be indispensable for Delhi’s success this year around.
Here is the entire squad of Delhi Daredevils.
Delhi Daredevils Squad for IPL 2016
|JP Duminy* (Captain)||Batting All-rounder|
|Karun Nair||Batting All-rounder|
|Carlos Brathwaite*||Batting All-rounder|
|Quinton de Kock*||Wicketkeeper Batsman|
|Sanju Samson||Wicketkeeper Batsman|
|Rishabh Pant||Wicketkeeper Batsman|
|Pawan Negi||Bowling All-rounder|
* indicates overseas player.
Delhi Daredevils have a good team and the overseas player will play a key role in the team. Zaheer Khan’s experience will help young Indian bowlers during this season of IPL 2016. Shahbaz Nadeem had a brilliant Ranji Trophy campaign and finished as the highest wicket-tacker of the 2015-16 season.
Delhi Daredevils also have some good quality players, who are capable of turning the match with their ability. Shreyas Iyer is a promising talent. Iyer, Mayank Agarwal and Quinton de Kock will be instrumental in providing a solid start to the team.
JP Duminy along with Braithwaite and Chris Morris should provide much-required middle order stability. Nathan Coulter-Nile from Australia could turn out to be a potential match winner.
Best part, Rahul Dravid will mentor the Delhi Daredevils this time. If everything goes according to the script, we may have new champions this year in the form of Delhi Daredevils.