MUMBAI: Delhi Daredevils are sitting comfortable at the top of the table. And for this, the think tank of the team has to be applauded. There is a surplus in its ranks and so there is never a panic situation in case of a failure in the performance of any one player.
Internationally acclaimed bowlers like Glenn McGrath and Parvez Maharoof are sitting in the reserve bench while youngsters like Pradeep Sangwan and Rajiv Bhatia are making the moves, claiming wickets and squeezing the run flow.
When Virendra Sehwag injured his hand and it required stitches, one thought that Delhi would falter as Gautam Gambhir was also not amongst the runs. But as they say, cometh the hour, cometh the man and David Warner came to bail out the batting for the Daredevils. Warner made his presence so strongly felt that Sehwag lost his opener’s slot to him.
With the players on song with the bat and the bowl, the fielding too has not let them down. With so many catches being dropped by all teams, Delhi scores in this department too. They have been able to make 14 run outs, which is the highest by any team.
An all round performance is what is keeping Delhi way ahead of its competitors. As Delhi Daredevils associate vice president Sunil Vatson of said, "We are prepared for any contingency and our players are match fit to be roped in for any match."
That can be believed as Delhi is the first team that has made it to the semi finals of the second season of the Indian Premier League.