IPL 2018: Rating the teams after the first-half of the tournament
The Indian Premier League 2018 has reached its half-way mark. The race for a top-four finish is heating up. While some of the teams were simply spectacular this season, others did not meet the expectations.
We saw some stunning games so far in the tournament. The first-half produced some exceptional T20 cricket and the second-half is going to be a lot more fun.
Without much ado, let’s rank the teams based on their performances in the first-half of the 2018 season.
Delhi Daredevils: 3/10
Delhi Daredevils are having a disastrous IPL season so far. The Gautam Gambhir led franchise have lost five of their six games so far and are 8th in the standings. Their only win this season was against the Mumbai Indians.
Delhi’s struggle can be mainly attributed to their poor batting in the power plays. None of their opening batsmen scored consistently, and Gambhir, in particular, was really poor. Maxwell too struggled a lot and has not made a match-winning contribution so far.
Their bowling attack leaked a lot of runs and were far too inconsistent. As a result, Gambhir stepped down from the captaincy and Shreyas Iyer will lead the team going forward.