4. Poor performance by bowling unit
The bowling of Delhi Daredevils in this year’s IPL has lacked the firepower to trouble top batsmen. Neither their pace bowlers nor the spinners except Trent Boult are among only DD bowler in top 10 leading wicket takers in IPL 2018 with 13 wickets from 11 matches with an expensive economy of 9.17 runs per over.
Amit Mishra did not play first few matches. In the 7 matches he played in this tournament so far, Mishra has taken just 6 wickets with an economy of 7.68 runs per over. Also the bowling spearhead Mohammad Shami could not play many matches. They changed their bowling combinations but nothing worked as the opposition took on DD bowlers with ease.
The fielding also was disappointing with many catches dropped.