IPL 8: New Captain JP Duminy Mighty Impressed With Delhi Daredevils Squad

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 | 0
Duminy is confident of the Delhi squad ahead of IPL 8 (photo: indiatoday)

Duminy is confident of the Delhi squad ahead of IPL 8 (photo: indiatoday)

Newly-appointed Delhi Daredevils (DD) skipper JP Duminy heaped praise on his side’s competency as he believes that they can go all the way to pull of their maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) title this time around.

The DD squad boasts the likes of Indian players like Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan and Mohammed Shami. Besides, the presence of experienced foreign players in Albie Morkel, Angelo Mathews and Imran Tahir shapes up a good blend of local and overseas players.

For this very reason, Duminy insists that this DD side would be a hard nut to crack.

“A feature of our squad this year is our good balance. We also have the all-rounders and the finishers,” Duminy was quoted as saying by SuperSport.

“I am impressed with the Indian player strength in our squad. Yuvraj Singh and I would look at the No. 4 and No. 5 position. Mohammed Shami is a leading Indian bowler and his role will be vital.

“I definitely think we have the personnel to go all the way, but a good start and getting some early wins under our belt will be crucial.”

DD’s best appearance came in the 2008 and ’09 edition, where they made it to the semifinals. 3 years later in 2012, they also managed to enter the play-offs, but never managed to go beyond thereafter.

SQUAD: JP Duminy (C), Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Mohammed Shami, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Quinton De Kock, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Imran Tahir, Zaheer Khan, Jayant Yadav, Angelo Mathews, Yuvraj Singh, Amit Mishra, Jaydev Unadkat, Gurinder Sandhu, Shreyas Iyer, CM Gautam, Dominic Muthuswamy, Albie Morkel, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Kona Srikar Bharat, KK Jiyaz.





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