Delhi Daredevils’ IPL 2018 season ended in disappointment amidst major changes in the team composition and decline in performances amidst that chaos.
DD had bought Gautam Gambhir with much fanfare, as their former captain returned home after 7 years to lead the team again. However, the excitement and the hullabaloo ended after the first 6 games, when Gambhir unceremoniously gave up captaincy as DD lost 5 of their first 6 games and the captain himself scored just 85 runs in those matches.
23- year-old Shreyas Iyer was handed the captaincy, but the results didn’t change, as DD only managed 4 more wins out of the remaining 8 games, with two of them coming in their last two games. Much of the failure of the team can be attributed to the failure of batsmen in the middle order, misfiring foreign batsmen, persistence with an out of form Glenn Maxwell and constant chopping and changingthe of the team.
Amidst the dark clouds, there was a silver lining of performance by Rishabh Pant, Trent Boult and promise shown by Prithvi Shaw.
Team COC looks at the performance of the DD players and presents the player ratings for IPL 2018