IPL has been going strong in the last few days. With an exciting match every day, the series has been attracting more and more viewers from around the world. While some teams are on a winning streak some are bleeding with one failure after the other. The series has reached a point where it is safe to predict the future of the participant teams as of who will be heading to the playoffs. Since there are as many matches left as completed ones, we may be in for a surprise.
Of the eight teams in play, Chennai turned out to be the strongest along with Kings XI Punjab with the maximum number of wins. Next in the list are Sunrisers Hyderabad, followed by Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils.
Despite having some of the most talented personnel, Delhi Daredevils ended up being at the bottom of the points table with just one win and a negative run rate. Daredevils was led by Gautam Gambhir from 2008-2010. He then captained Kolkata Knight Riders 2011-2017 and returned to Delhi Daredevils team in 2018.
Being one of the prominent players in IPL Gambhir led the Kolkata Knight Riders to win the trophy twice in his time. He was also a splendid performer in IPL with records to his name in almost every season. In 2018, after playing 6 matches and losing in 5 of them, the man stepped down making way to another prominent player, Shreyas Iyer to lead the team.
Shreyas Iyer, one of the most talented batsmen from the Mumbai team, plays for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL. The man was the highest earning uncapped player in 2015 and holds an impeccable record in IPL. He maintained an average strike rate of 129.81 in his 4 years of IPL career. With 8 half centuries and 958 runs in just 38 matches, he is one of the top-rated players in the DD team. Will this be a turning point for the Delhi Daredevils? We just have to wait and see.
Watch the Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders live match on 27th April on YuppTV.