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IPL 2013: Big losses for Delhi Daredevils – Kevin Pietersen and Jesse Ryder

March 29, 2013

Jesse Ryder fractured skull

Delhi Daredevils, one of the most consistent Indian Premier League team last season has lost out on two of their most important batsmen, Kevin Pietersen and Jesse Ryder as they would not be able to play for their IPL franchise in IPL 2013. Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out due to a knee injury and Ryder has suffered a fractured skull.

Kevin Pietersen was one of the best batsmen for the Daredevils last season and they were expecting him to fire this season as well. But, that responsibility needs to be carried on by some other players. Many would have thought that Jesse Ryder could replicate his success, but the unfortunate incident outside the Christchurch bar has called for the Daredevils batsmen to unite and share the responsibility.

So, the responsibility would primarily have to be shared among players such as Mahela Jayawardene, Virender Sehwag and David Warner with other players also chipping in. Mahela Jayawardene was in good form  last year with some heroic innings. The Sri Lankan player has been in decent form for the national team and he is a dangerous player, especially when he plays in the IPL. Virender Sehwag, the out of form batsmen also needs to come up with some great innings in order to help the team progress ahead. David Warner, the Australian left hander, who made his name initially with his explosive batting in the T20 arena is considered to be specialist in the shorter format of the game and needs to showcase his skills once again in IPL 2013.

Had the Delhi Daredevils been aware that Pietersen and Jesse Ryder would miss out on the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League, they would not have let go one of the most aggressive batsmen in the T20 circuit, Ross Taylor and swap the New Zealander with Ashish Nehra and bolster their bowling squad. He played for Delhi last season but has been swapped to Pune Warriors this season. Delhi’s team management must be ruing the fact of the swap as he could have played an important role in absence of Pietersen and Ryder.

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  1. muzamil jabbar permalink

    plz kevin pieterson coming soon back to dilhi dardavels

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