IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils' coach Rahul Dravid says he has full faith in youngsters despite poor show so far

PTI, Apr, 24 2017

New Delhi: Their campaign has been derailed following a string of shoddy batting performances but Delhi Daredevils chief coach Rahul Dravid on Monday put up a brave front and defended the youngsters, who have failed to deliver.

File photo of Delhi Daredevils coach Rahul Dravid. Sportzpics

File photo of Delhi Daredevils coach Rahul Dravid. Sportzpics

Daredevils have once again flattered to deceive having lost four out of six matches and their inexperienced batting line up's ability to chase modest target has come under the scanner. DD, with four points, are currently sixth in the table.

"I still have full faith in youngsters. The league is still at the halfway stage. It's kind of funny that we are still sixth in the table with the highest net run rate (second highest to KKR). So I have full faith in our youngsters that they will turn it around in the next 7-8 matches," Dravid said during a promotional event.

On a different note, Dravid hailed the trend that has emerged during in the last decade in Indian cricket.

"We have seen over time how talented cricketers from small towns have gone on to represent the country with distinction. This is because they had the requisite skill set and also proper training was available for them. This is something commendable," Dravid concluded.

Published Date: Apr 24, 2017 | Updated Date: Apr 24, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
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2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115