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IPL 2018: 4 opening combinations Delhi Daredevils can try by dropping Gautam Gambhir

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9.28K   //    26 Apr 2018, 14:08 IST

Gautam Gambhir has relinquished captaincy and can now be dropped from the team
Gautam Gambhir has relinquished captaincy and can now be dropped from the team

Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) winning skipper, Gautam Gambhir reunited with his local team Delhi Daredevils after seven glorious years at Kolkata Knight Riders. He wanted the homecoming to be something memorable, and it has become memorable, albeit in a way he did not wish.

After losing five games out of the six they have played so far, Gautam Gambhir has stepped down as the skipper of the team. His poor form is one of the main reasons behind Delhi's current situation. The left-handed batsman has scored just 85 runs in 6 games at an average of 17 and his strike rate is under 100. Now that Gambhir is not a skipper anymore, DD think tank can feel free to drop him. They have got a plethora of openers and can try these 4 opening pairs:


#4 Jason Roy and Prithvi Shaw

Jason Roy played a match-winning knock against MI
Jason Roy played a match-winning knock against MI

This is the combination DD is most likely to vouch for. ICC U-19 World Cup winning skipper Prithvi Shaw impressed everyone with his quickfire 22 in the last match against Kings XI Punjab and English opener Jason Roy has played a match-winning knock against Mumbai Indians.

Roy has scored 97 runs so far in this season with an average of nearly 50. Though he had a poor last couple of games after his blitzkrieg against MI, he has shown a lot of promise, just like young Shaw did.


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