Delhi Daredevils Team
 

Delhi Daredevils Team for IPL 2014

 
KEVIN PIETERSEN

The South Africa born Pietersen or KP as the world popularly knows him made his debut for England in 2004. The originator of “Switch-Hit”, KP holds the record of fastest century by an England player in ODI. This munda, who hates to dress up for a function in a collar and tie, has been setting the stage on fire with his flashy batting. A genuine match winner, KP started his IPL career with RCB in 2009 and briefly went to Deccan Chargers in 2011. However, he was bought by DD in the 2012 season without having played a single game for the Chargers. He has scored the lone century in IPL while playing for Delhi. Since his debut for DD, this daredevil of ours has been mesmerizing the Feroz Shah Kotla loyals with his batting mastery. KP was picked for 9 crore in the auction for the IPL7.read more

DINESH KARTHIK

Dinesh Karthik is excited about donning the DD jersey once again in IPL 7. Having started his IPL career with the franchise, Karthik feels he never left Saddi Dilli. This daredevil is super swift behind the wickets and is an attacking batsman who can dispatch every loose delivery over the fence. He holds the record for most number of dismissals behind the wickets for DD and plans to add on to that tally this season. DK as he is normally addressed by the fellow players, was signed by Kings XI Punjab in 2011 and moved onto Mumbai Indians the very next year. He tasted success there by playing a crucial role in helping the team win the IPL in 2013. DK brings a lot of experience and versatility in the DD dressing room and he also happens to be the most expensive buy for DD. Karthik was bought for 12.5 crores.read more

MURALI VIJAY

This opening batsman, came into limelight thanks to his exploits in the IPL and was rewarded with an Indian call up. Known for his knack to convert starts into big scores, he played a crucial role for the CSK in the last six editions and now he is a daredevil. Meet M Vijay, the Tamil Nadu and Indian opening batsman. A technically sound batsman, Vijay made his India debut in 2008. A clean hitter of the ball, this munda of ours posses the gift of timing. He is the only Indian cricketer to score two centuries in Indian Premier League and is set to open the batting for DD in the upcoming IPL7. Vijay was roped in for 5 crore at this year’s auction.read more

ROSS TAYLOR

He earned the nickname of ‘The Pallekele Plunderer’ for hammering 55 runs of the last 13 balls of the innings against Pakistan in a group match of the ICC World Cup match played in Sri Lanka in 2011. Even KKR have faced this batsman’s plight when he notched up 81 runs of 33 balls and remained unbeaten in 2009. He is none other than Ross Taylor who is half Samoan and half Kiwi. This former Kiwi captain in an explosive and aggressive batsman who loves to slog sweep spinners. This daredevil does not spare even the fast bowlers, scoring runs with pull shot with ease. He started his IPL career with RCB in 2008 and his free flowing scoring ability made him a hero among the Bangalore fans. Since, then this daredevil has played for RCB and Pune Warriors. He returns to the DD team setup after representing them in 2012 and is looking forward to smash every ball he faces, out of the park. He was bought by DD at his base price of 2 crores.read more

MOHAMMED SHAMI

This Indian fast bowler made his Test debut in the series which brought an end to the glittering career of legendary Sachin Tendulkar. He now holds the record for most wickets by an Indian fast bowler on debut after claiming nine West Indies wickets against the West Indies at his home ground, Kolkata. He is Mohammed Shami and he will be shouldering DD’s attack at the Kotla. He burst into the Indian team after playing just 15 first class matches and did not disappoint the selector’s faith. Against Pakistan in 2013, he had figures of 9-4-23-1, thus becoming the first Indian, to bowl four or more maiden overs on his ODI debut. A bowler who is a master of reverse swing, Shami started his career in IPL with KKR. After an impressive year with India, Shami is set to be a batsman’s nightmare in the upcoming IPL campaign. Saddi Dilli welcomes this fast bowler. He was bought for 4.25 crores.read more

JAYDEV UNADKAT

The lanky youngster who led the Indian bowling attack in the U-19 world cup in 2010 has now matured in a fine craftsman of swing bowling and has been steadily making a case as the worthy replacement of the experienced Zaheer Khan in the Indian team. Incidentally, Unadkat replaced the injured Zaheer at Centurion in 2010 for his Test debut and was picked by the legendary Wasim Akram for special praise when he played for KKR in the 2010 IPL season. He plied his trade for RCB last season and the Saurashtra youngster is now motivated to capture Delhi in IPL 7. Unadkat was picked for 2.8 crores.read more

MANOJ TIWARY

Another player who is set make his second homecoming is Manoj Tiwary. Playing for Delhi Daredevil in the first 2 editions of IPL, he was traded along with Owais Shah for Moises Henriques from KKR. He was later retained by KKR and that surely paid dividends for them. He took his strong domestic form and became the backbone of the KKR middle order, scoring consistently. His batting aggression matched with the experience of Jacques Kallis and class of Gautam Gambhir was pivotal in KKR lifting their maiden IPL trophy in 2012. This apne munde’s batting style is often compared to that of KP and he is ready to walk the field with his idol and make an excellent display of dynamic batting in IPL 7. And not to forget his fielding skills, surely the opposition have to work hard to steal runs when he is fielding close by. Tiwary was bought for 2.28 crores.read more

RAHUL SHARMA

He made his international debut in the same match where Virender Sehwag scored the highest individual score in ODI back in 2011. Answering to the name, Rahul Sharma, this daredevil came into the limelight with impressive performance in IPL 4 for Pune Warriors. This munda started off as a medium pacer but was advised to take up leg spin by his coach and will now be leading DD's spin attack. A spinner who mostly relies on tight line and bounce, his bowling strategy reminds people of great the Anil Kumble who also was not a big turner of the ball. A daredevil to core, he was diagnosed with a facial nerve dysfunction that affected his vision just before IPL 3 while playing for Deccan Chargers. He is now keen to bring glory to DD this season. Rahul was bought for 1.90 crores.read more

JEAN PAUL DUMINY

He was instrumental in South Africa winning their 1st ever Test series in Australia in 2008-09. A batsman with sound defence and the ability to change gears according to the situations, JP Duminy joins DD and brings in stability to the middle order. He is a brilliant fielder with a safe pair of hands and a decent arm. JP, as he is known to cricketing fraternity, is also a handy off spinner. He has the unique record of being the second batsman after Adam Gilchrist to be dismissed for 99 in a World Cup match. He previously played for MI and DC (later rechristened as Sunrisers Hyderabad) and is eagerly waiting to show his elegance to the DD loyals. Duminy walked in to the DD team for 2.20crs.read more

WAYNE PARNELL

A naturally gifted all-rounder, this Daredevil made a name for himself as the leading wicket taker in the 2008 U-19 World Cup with 18 wickets. He contributed with the bat also and led the South African team from the front in the campaign reaching the final eventually. His performance got him a national call and in the process he became the youngest player to be handed a national contract by Cricket South Africa (CSA). Please put your hands together for apna munda Wayne Parnell. He was recruited by DD in 2010 but did not play any match and soon moved onto Pune Warriors in 2011. This tall Daredevil returns home for his base price of Rs 1 crore.read more

SAURABH TIWARY

The second Tiwary in the DD team, Saurabh is a tall and powerful left handed middle order batsman. This daredevil came to limelight following India Under-19 team’s successful World Cup campaign in 2008. A batting style similar to fellow state mate and Indian captain MS Dhoni, he became a household name due to his hairstyle and exploits for MI in 2010. His form that season saw him scoring 419 in 16 matches and RCB bought this player in 2011, joining a group of hard hitting batsmen in the team. He will be a valuable addition to Delhi Daredevil's middle order for his big hitting prowess in the death overs. The Jharkhand boy was bought for 70 lakhs by DD.read more

NATHAN COULTER-NILE

The likes of Shane Warne and Michael Hussey predicted a bright future for this 6 feet 3 inch fast bowler after a successful domestic season last year. This daredevil is now knocking the door of the Australian national team for a permanent spot and Nathan Coulter-Nile would be looking to impress one and all with his performances for DD in IPL 7. Coulter-Nile made his IPL debut in 2013 for MI and impressed in the limited opportunities he got. The Kotla should prove to be a happy hunting ground for him. Nile was picked up for 4.25 crores.read more

LAXMI RATAN SHUKLA

The poster boy of West Bengal cricket since the retirement of former India skipper Saurav Ganguly is now a daredevil. All rounder Lakshmi Ratan Shukla has proved to be an excellent leader of West Bengal Ranji team on and off the field and took them to the semifinals of the prestigious domestic tournament this year. Shukla, who made his first class debut in 1997-98 season, broke into the national side within a year and proved his worth as a utility cricketer. He has been fulfilling the role of a hard-hitting lower order batsman and a useful bowler for KKR in the IPL since 2008 and will be keen to contribute in the same manner for DD hereafter. DD spent 1.50 crores for getting Shukla to the Daredevils team.read more

JAMES NEESHAM

He is young, dynamic and can be the trump card for the Delhi Daredevils in IPL 7. Meet Kiwi all-rounder James Neesham, who will be making his IPL debut this season but has already made a reputation for himself in the shortest format of the game. He was the stand-out performer for Otago Volts in the 2013 Champions League T20 thanks to his big hitting prowess and death bowling. He recently riled some of the top Indian bowlers during the recently concluded one-day series and is keen to win the heart of Daredevil supporters with his ability to single-handedly win matches. Neesham walks into the Daredevils team with a price tag of 1 crore.read more

SHAHBAZ NADEEM

Nominated as one of the seven players for the IPL Rising Star of the Year award in 2012, Shahbaz Nadeem showcased that even left-arm spinners have a big role to play in the IPL and was a stand-out performer for Saadi Dilli in the last edition. Known for his classic action, the Jharkhand spinner is also an exceptional fielder and is seen guarding the point area for his state in domestic competition. He is undoubtedly one of the best left-arm spinners in the country currently and DD had no hesitation in using the last Matching Card to retain him for Rs 85 lacs after SRH had won the bidding war with CSK.read more

KEDAR JADHAV

His 29-ball 50 against RCB for saadi Dilli in his IPL debut in 2010 made him an instant darling of the crowd and underlined his potential as a promising T20 cricketer. The Maharashtra middle order batsman is known for his aggressive approach and has been in a great form this season, scoring five centuries in the Ranji Trophy campaign to help Maharashtra reach the finals after a gap of over two decades. He was also the leading run scorer of the season with 1223 runs. In the IPL, he played six matches for Kochi Tuskers in 2011 before returning to DD fold the next year. He can decide the fate of the match single-handedly and hence DD had no hesitation in using the Matching Card to retain him for Rs 2 crore after a fierce bidding.read more

SIDDARTH KAUL

India heard about this young fast bowler for his exploits at the victorious U-19 World Cup campaign in 2008. He picked up 10 wickets and was an important member of the Virat Kohli led team. Meet Siddarth Kaul who was the second highest wicket taker in the Ranji Trophy 2012-13 season, he makes a home coming for daredevil. He made his domestic debut in 2007-08 for Punjab playing alongside his brother Uday. He was bought by DD for 45 lakhs.read more

MAYANK AGARWAL

He has modelled his batting style exactly like the great Virender Sehwag and on his day can toy with any bowling and force the world’s best bowlers in abject surrender. He has a cool head on his shoulder and can handle pressure pretty well. Meet Mayank Agarwal, the Karnataka cricketer who would be showcasing his daredevilry for Saadi Dilli in IPL 7. Agarwal, who was the highest scorer for India in the 2010 U-19 World Cup, showed how menacing a batsman he can be when clobbered the likes of Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh and R P Singh to a 30-ball 64. At Rs 1.6 crore he is a great buy for DD.read more

RAHUL SHUKLA

He makes up for his slight built with fierce competitiveness and exuberance. These qualities were very much on show when he scalped three wickets of Otago Volts in an over in last year’s Champions League T20. Meet Rahul Shukla, who was born in Uttar Pradesh and plays domestic cricketer for Jharkhand. Shukla began his IPL career with Mumbai Indians in 2012 and was part of the RR squad last season. Bagging this youngster for Rs 40 lakh is a fantastic investment for DD.read more

MILIND KUMAR

A local boy, Milind Kumar made his first class debut for Delhi against Haryana in 2011. He scored 119 in the 1st innings which was the highest score by a Delhi batsman in the match. The association with DD is a boon which this 23 year old wants to utilize as a no- nonsense cricketer. This munda of ours is a handy middle order batsman and an occasional off spin bowler. DD welcomes Milind Kumar to Saddi Dilli which apparently is going to be his first stint in IPL..read more

HS SHARATH

A five wicket haul on debut saw him cement his place in the Karnataka Ranji team as a rookie in 2012. The medium pacer has been a vital cog in the Ranji Champions wheel this year. Twenty one-year-old H S Sharath will be the youngest member of the Delhi Daredevils squad after he was bought for Rs 10 lakh. DD welcomes this daredevil and hopes that the youngster uses the platform to knock the national selector’s door.read more

JAYANT YADAV

He is born in Delhi and plays for Haryana as a off-spinner. He also holds the record of highest score in Ranji Trophy by a number nine batsman and can use the long handle pretty effectively. Jayant Yadav knows the playing condition at Kotla like the back of his hand and will provide the much- needed variety to the DD attack for a base price of Rs 10 lakh.read more

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