Kevin Pietersen will captain Delhi Daredevils in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League, while the Indian wicketkeeper batsman, Dinesh Karthik has been named as the vice-captain. There are eight teams participating in one of the most awaited competition of the year, which starts on 16th April in UAE.
organisers of the IPL had to shift their venue to some foreign soil,
as the IPL dates clashed with the Lok Sabha elections. Nevertheless,
final stages of the competition would be played in India.
his appointment as captain, Pietersen said, "I feel
incredibly honoured to have been asked to captain the Delhi
Daredevils in this year's IPL. I am very much looking forward to
working alongside Gary Kirsten. We have a fantastic squad with a good
blend of youth and experience and a brilliant coaching set up. We
hope to bring our incredible fans a lot of happiness this season,''
is no surprise that the English cricketer has been named as the
skipper of the side, as he is one of the most experienced along with
being a dangerous batsman in world cricket, especially in this format
of the game. As a player for Delhi Daredevils in 2002, he has had a
good run and DD fans would expect the player to hit the same form
this season as well. Under the experience of Pietersen and Gary
Kirsten, who is their coach, they look to be a strong contender for
the IPL 2014 title.
paper, they look a strong unit with a number of players, who can tilt
the game in their favour with their bowling or batting exploits.
Apart from the skipper and his deputy, Manoj Tiwary, Quinton De Kock,
Mayank Agarwal, Ross Taylor, Wayne Parnell are few of their other