IPL: Top 5 purchases made by the Delhi Daredevils over the years
4. Morne Morkel
Morne Morkel was signed by the Delhi Daredevils in 2011, and the tall pacer from South Africa enjoyed great success with them.
Morkel remained in Delhi till 2013, and picked up 45 wickets. He was also the leading wicket taker during the 2012 season in which Delhi topped the points table.
Morkel along with Umesh Yadav were the mainstays of Delhi’s bowling attack. The South African was very effective in the death overs, and his wide yorkers worked wonders during the 2012 season.
However, in what can be termed as one of the biggest blunders in the history of the IPL, Morkel was dropped from the playing XI for the second qualifier against Chennai. The move expectedly backfired, as Chennai amassed a whopping 222 runs and handily defeated Delhi.
Morkel failed to replicate his success during the 2013 season, picking up just 8 wickets from 10 matches. He was then released ahead of the 2014 auctions by the Daredevils.