New Delhi: It is not the kind of start Delhi Daredevils would have liked to their fourth season in the Indian Premier League. Semifinalists in the first two years, the Delhi team is no longer the most balanced side in the competition and appears a bit flaky with the new set of players from a fresh auction struggling to jell as a unit.
The most-feared team in the last three years now has only skipper Virender Sehwag and his fellow-opener Australian David Warner from among the old guard. The batting today depends heavily on the two openers as was evident from the four games they have played, winning only one.
Daredevils, in the first three years, had the likes of AB de Villiers, Gautam Gambhir, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Dinesh Karthik in their batting and quality bowlers in Daniel Vettori and Dirk Nannes.