Delhi Daredevils chances in this IPL are growing bleaker with every passing day. This, even as the team is yet to play their season opener.
Star players Quinton de Kock and JP Duminy pulled out last month, Angelo Mathews is unavailable for part of the tournament and now batsman Shreyas Iyer too has been ruled out for the first week of IPL due to chicken pox.
Iyer was recently with the Indian team in Dharamsala, as cover for Virat Kohli. However, he is now back in Mumbai recovering from chicken pox and expected to join the Delhi Daredevils in a week.
The swashbuckling Iyer was a big hit for the franchise during the 2015 edition while 2016 was not that great.
However, the 2016-17 season had been an impressive one as he was the highest scorer for Mumbai in their Ranji Trophy campaign apart from scoring a double hundred against Australia in a warm-up game. He earned a maiden call up in the Test squad in place of Virat Kohli even though he did not make it to the final eleven.