Friday, 17 February 2012

KP becomes first player to wear 2012 Daredevils jersey

Explosive batsman Kevin Pietersen, who became the first Delhi Daredevils player to don the new team uniform at the ICC Global Cricket Academy here today, said he is looking forward to playing alongside many exciting players like Virender Sehwag, David Warner, Mahela Jayawardene and Morne Morkel.

“There is no doubt that the Indian Premier League is an exciting competition and I am delighted to back after having to miss out last season because of a surgery. When I look at the squad list, I am sure that Delhi Daredevils will regain the consistency it has shown in the first three editions when it won 24 games,” he said.

He reflected the immense confidence Delhi Daredevils has about lasting the distance in the coming edition of the Indian Premier League. “We are excited about our prospects in the coming season,” said Mr TA Sekar, Head (Cricket), GMR Sports Pvt Ltd, which owns the Delhi Franchise of the Indian Premier League. “We have the right assembly of talent to.”

Mr Sekar, who is also Team Mentor, said the squad has been restructured with a view to be competitive through the season. “Kevin’s transfer from Hyderabad, the successful bidding for Mahela Jayawardene and young all-rounders Andre Russell (West Indies) and Douglas Bracewell (New Zealand) are all steps in that direction,” he said.

“We have also worked at adding to our ranks domestic talent who we believe can make a significant difference. For instance, we have added Delhi’s 18-year-old Pawan Negi, a left-handed all-rounder who bowls left-arm spin and can pack a punch with the bat. Gujarat’s Manprit Juneja who made a double century on Ranji Trophy debut and Saurashtra’s Kuldeep Raval are exciting talent who can play critical roles in the middle-order,” Sekar said.

Mr Sekar thanked the team’s Sponsors and Partners for supporting the Delhi Daredevils. “We value our relationship with our Sponsors and Partners immensely as we realise that our journey would not be as wonderful without their support and co-operation,” he said. “We also cherish the enormous support that Delhi Daredevils enjoys in the National Capital Region and beyond.”


  1. Kevin sir plss play the best for the daredevils im a very big fan of u and DD

  2. A much improved squad for IPL 5, with excellent new internationals like KP. Jaya, Russell & Bracewell, and good young performing Indians (like Irfan, Umesh and Aaron for the national team; also N Ojha, Dinda, Bisht). Rao, Chand, Mishra & Agarkar are also there. Can't help thinking this is going to a big season for the Daredevils. Would love someone thoughts on the playing XI.

    1. vc 10 march

      open-VIRENDER SEHWAG (c)
      open-DAVID WARNER
      1st down-NAMAN OJHA
      3rd "-ROSS TAYLOR
      4th "-VENU GOPAL RAO
      9-PAWAN NEGI
      10-UMESH YADAV
      11-VARUN AARON

  3. Opener - Virendra Sehwag (C)
    Opener - David Warner
    1st Down - Kevin Pieterson
    2nd Down - Mahela Jayawardhane (VC)
    3rd Down - Venugopal Rao
    4th Down - Naman Ojha (Wk)
    5th Down - Andre Russel
    6th Down - Irfan Pathan
    7th Down - Yogesh Nagar
    10th Man - Ashok Dinda
    11th Man - Umesh Yadav

  4. please include roelof van der merwe in the squad...he played really well for somerset last clt...please give him a chance...i betcha hes superb..plzzzzzzzz..:)

  5. Viru,Warner,KP,Mahela,Venugopal,Naman,Irfan,Morkel,Aaron,Umesh,Dinda
    No problems at all with the batting.The middle order looks very strong.If any one in the middle order is not performing,we hav Travis Birt.Bowling seems slightly weak.