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5 reasons why Delhi Daredevils can win the IPL this year

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9.39K   //    15 Mar 2018, 13:24 IST

The most competitive T20 cricket league in the world, the Indian Premier League, is all set to light up the stage once again with its 11th edition starting from April 7, 2018.

Over the years, the Delhi based franchise has tried different combinations but nothing has been able to get them into the finals. Delhi fans have been very loyal and patient with the team, but now they demand a title.

Looking at the set of players bought by Delhi in the 2018 auction, it seems the team has the potential to turn things around this year. Here we take a look at the 5 reasons why this could finally be the year for Delhi Daredevils.

CLT20 2012 Match 2 Group A - Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils
Delhi Daredevils Team Members celebrating a dismissal in 2012

#1 Captain Gambhir returns home

Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab - IPL T20
Gautam Gambhir playing for Delhi Daredevils in 2010

Gautam Gambhir the veteran batsman has returned to the Delhi side after seven years. The left-handed maestro has played 148 matches in the IPL, amassing 4132 runs in the process. He has also led KKR to two IPL titles, which shows his worth as a leader.

DD have struggled in recent years to find an experienced captain and Gambhir could be the solution to their captaincy woes. All the captains who have won the IPL in the past have been experienced campaigners and Gambhir is one of them.

Along with his captaincy, Gambhir will also be crucial at the top of the order. His experience of leading KKR will come in handy during crunch situations.

Bought at a mere 2.8 cr rupees in the auction, Gautam Gambhir could be one of the key factors if DD wins the IPL this year.

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