The Indian Premier League (IPL) has already embarked on its 11th edition, and many players across the world have shown their fantastic game, while some are yet to make an impression so far in the IPL 2018.
Some IPL franchisee succeed in finding the right combination and some failed and even struggling to find it that led them to fail in putting match-winning performances on the board.
Recently, Australian cricketers James Faulkner and Shaun Tait have shown their views on the struggling Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), who has been highly dependent on Chris Gayle and thanks to him, KXIP has won three IPL 2018 matches in a row.
So far, Delhi managed to win only one game in their five outings in the IPL 2018, and Tait has opined that the franchise is “just taking a bit of time to gel” in the tournament.
The duo mainly believes that the DD’s failure in finding the right balance is responsible for their series of defeats in the ongoing season of the lucrative T20 league. They also revealed their Playing XI for DD and KXIP respectively.
Tait told ESPNCricInfo, “I think they’re just taking a bit of time to gel as compared to the other teams. Obviously a lot of new faces like a lot of teams but these guys, their chemistry, and their batting, they’ve got to work that out.”
While Faulkner suggested that DD should promote Chris Morris up to the order to come together cohesively. He further added, “Morris has to come in earlier. In the last match, he didn’t even get to face a ball… I’d rather Morris come up the order; I think he can have more of an impact up the order.”
Commenting on DD’s skipper Gautam Gambhir, who is still struggling in finding his form with the willow, Faulkner said, “I think you’re always gonna be a little bit concerned about your start and that’s one thing they’ve been a little bit on and off with.”
James Faulkner’s Playing XI for Delhi Daredevils:
Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir (c), Shreyas Iyer, Glenn Maxwell, Rishabh Pant, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Trent Boult, Harshal Patel.
Shaun Tait’s Playing XI for Kings XI Punjab:
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Barinder Sran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.