It was commendable when it got announced, the IPL governing councils decision to allow the franchises the option to do a mid-season transfer of players is a really good one. The rule stated, from Match 28 and Match 42, during this period, the teams can exchange uncapped players as well as those who have played no more than two matches in the tournament until then.
The two concerned teams are allowed to negotiate and buy the players they want. The idea is inspired by football, a sport where this has been prevalent over the years. The IPL franchises won't mind the condition that only those foreign players who have played two or fewer matches in the season are eligible for the transfer.
Rohit Sharma, captain of the Mumbai Indians, supported the new rule at the start of the season, as well. He had said, “The mid-season transfer window will give the teams an opportunity to see what they need in the squad and other teams will also be looking at what players they can get,” Rohit had said.
“It completely depends on the franchise if a situation comes when we need to get a player or give a player. It is good for the tournament and will add even more value to it,”
There is one franchise right now who must be feeling its a blessing. Delhi Daredevils has been typically poor in this season too, so far. They are languishing at the bottom of the table right now, having played six games they've won only one. They have lost their captain, and things look like doomed again. They quickly need to resurrect their act and start winning. For that, they'll need to dig deep into their player reserve or look at the mid-season transfer with hope.
Team COC gets down to analyze the three players that can be great options for Delhi to better their side. Three players, they can get in the mid-season transfer from the other sides.
1. Alex Hales
It's been very well advocated that Sunrisers Hyderabad will be an even more admirable team if they push Alex Hales to open the batting. They can accommodate Hales in the side by playing three Indian fast bowlers, which has been their strength in the tournament as well. But they haven't played him, seven games through. Delhi must see this as an opportunity. Their two big-hitting overseas openers have both been countered with spin. Alex though has shown the range to be comfortable against all kinds of bowling. He can help the Shreyas Iyer led side immensely with the bat.
2. JP Duminy
It may be said that JP Duminy is perhaps coming to the end for South Africa but what was seen from him against India in the T20I series played in February, there is cricket left in him. The left-handed batsman was picked by the Mumbai Indians in the auction and hasn't yet played a game. Understanding him, he'll be really desperate to make a mark. Getting a player like him, with his current determination to prove people wrong, could be a decisive move from Delhi Daredevils.
3. Adam Milne
Nothing catches the eye more watching the game than a classical batsman and a really quick fast bowler. Adam Milne is one such fast bowling talent. New Zealand bowler went unsold at the auction and would be really on the lookout to make an impact in the IPL if given an opportunity. He has the experience of playing for another franchise too. Picked by Mumbai Indians in the auction, he has been warming the bench so far. Delhi can think of an attack of Trent Boult and Liam Plunkett, with the option to pick Milne if needed.