Delhi Daredevils
Delhi Daredevils take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their first encounter of IPL 2016Getty

Overview

The Delhi Daredevils' first aim will be to finish away from the bottom of the table, a place they occupied for the last two seasons. They have struggled to put in a consistent run in the last two campaigns and will be hoping for a better performance this time around.

Zaheer Khan has been roped in to lead them, but their biggest capture could be Rahul Dravid, who has been appointed as the team mentor with Paddy Upton as the head coach.

Coach: Paddy Upton

Key players: Imran Tahir, Quinton de Kock, Carlos Brathwaite, JP Duminy

Fixtures

Match 1: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils

Date and Time: 10 April – 3.30pm BST/8pm IST

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Match 2: Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab

Date and Time: 15 April – 3.30pm BST/8pm IST

Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Match 3: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils

Date and Time: 17 April – 3.30pm BST/ 8pm IST

Venue: Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Match 4: Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians

Date and Time: 23 April – 11.30am BST/ 4pm IST

Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi

Match 5: Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions

Date and Time: 27 April – 3.30pm BST / 8pm IST

Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi

Match 6: Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Date and Time: 30 April – 11.30am BST / 4pm IST

Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi

Match 7: Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils

Date and Time: 3 May – 3.30pm BST/8pm IST

Venue: SCA Stadium, Rajkot

Match 8: Delhi Daredevils vs Rising Pune Supergiants

Date and Time: 5 May – 3.30pm BST/8pm IST

Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Match 9: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils

Date and Time: 7 May – 3.30pm BST/8pm IST

Venue: VCA Stadium, Nagpur

Match 10: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils

Date and Time: 12 May – 3.30pm BST/8pm IST

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International stadium, Hyderabad

Match 11: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils

Date and Time: 15 May – 11.30am BST/4pm IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Match 12: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Delhi Daredevils

Date and Time: 17 May – 3.30pm BST/8pm IST

Venue: MCA Stadium, Pune

Match 13: Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Date and Time: 20 May – 11.30am BST/4pm IST

Venue: SVN Singh International Stadium, Raipur

Match 14: Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Date and Time: 22 May – 3.30pm BST/8pm IST

Venue: SVN International Stadium, Raipur

IPL History: Delhi Daredevils have finished last in the previous two editions of the IPL.

Squad: Amit Mishra, Jayant Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Shami, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreyas Iyer, Zaheer Khan, Albie Morkel, Imran Tahir, JP Duminy, Quinton de Kock, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pawan Negi, Christopher Morris, Sanju Samson, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Sam Billings, Chama Milind, Pratyush Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Akhil Arvind Herwadkar, Pawan Suyal

Prediction: Delhi Daredevils come into the tournament after two poor seasons, which saw them finish at the bottom of the table on both occasions. They will be keen to improve upon that this season. They will not enter the tournament as one of the favourites to make the play-offs and we expect them to be a mid-table team yet again this season.