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Delhi Daredevils Retained 14 Players; Gambhir, Maxwell among released Players

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Delhi Daredevils have released Gambhir, Maxwell, Jason Roy, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Mohammad Shami, Dan Christian, Liam Plunkett, Junior Dala, Naman Ojha before the IPL 2019 auction. They traded Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar and Abhishek Sharma to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Gambhir was named as the captain at the start of the tournament last year and due to bad performance, the veteran stepped down and also dropped him from the squad. It was a disappointing year for Delhi Daredevils as they finished last in 2018 edition. Since 2013, Delhi Daredevils have been performed below par.

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Delhi Daredevils have included the list of retained players for IPL 2019 edition. The players included in retention list includes Sheryas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan.

Shikhar Dhawan rejoins Delhi Daredevils after ending his association with Sunrisers Hyderabad

Delhi Daredevils have played 162 matches so far in IPL history winning 67 and losing 92 matches with a win percentage of 43.66. In the previous editions, Delhi Daredevils had top quality players but could not perform according to expectations.  Delhi Daredevils will see the return of Shikhar Dhawan. This will bolster their batting line up more.

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Despite Pant performing well in the IPL 2018, Delhi Daredevils played a total of 14 matches in 2018 edition winning only 5 and losing 9 matches. Shami could not play more matches due to personal problems and decided to release him from the squad.

Delhi Daredevils need to show his class in this year’s IPL edition. With young players like Pant, Shaw, Iyer, the team would be hoping for improved performance. Their best performance in IPL came during the 2012 edition where they finished 3rd.

Delhi Daredevils:  

In: Shikhar Dhawan

Released: Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Gurkeerat Mann, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Shami, Dan Christian, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett, Junior Dala, Naman Ojha

Retained: Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan

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