Delhi Daredevils will welcome back local hero Gautam Gambhir to their team in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that starts from April 7
Delhi have been two-time semi-finalists (2008, 2009) and reached the playoffs once in 2012. However, it's Delhi's performance in the other seven editions of the tournament that has left the fans frustrated.In 2010, DD finished 5th out of eight teams while in 2011, they finished rock bottom out of the 10 teams that participated in the tournament. From 2013, Delhi's real problem started. After reaching the playoffs in 2012, the Daredevils finished last out of the nine teams that took part.
Delhi appointed Gautam Gambhir as their captain for IPL 2018 in early March. The top-order batsman Gambhir returned to the Delhi franchise after a seven-season stint with Kolkata Knight Riders.
It was under Gambhir's captaincy that Delhi produced their best performance -- in 2009.
However, this year, Delhi under the captaincy of Gambhir will hope to do one better and in the least reach the final, which they have never done in the history of IPL.
The Delhi Daredevils play their first match in the Indian Premier League on the April 8 when they take on the Kings XI Punjab