Ranji Trophy top scorer in 2013-14 picked up for Bangladesh tour; 29-yr-old says opportunity has come at the right time.
The two batsmen added 96 runs in ten overs to take the team near victory.
With figures of 3/22 from his four overs, including the wicket of dangerman Glenn Maxwell, Tahir was pick of the bowlers for Daredevils last night.
There’s little doubt as to who are the favourites when KXIP take on DD at Feroz Shah Kotla on Monday.
Overall, it was Delhi’s 7th loss in the tournament and one that leaves them all but out of the reckoning.
For any other team in the IPL, 160/5 would be eminently defendable, but not for this Delhi team.
Capable of touching 150kmph, Mitchell Johnson can roll over any batting line-up on any surface but with just seven wickets and an economy rate of 7.71, Johnson is not at his best.
It was a pattern that would repeat itself as CSK eventually won by eight-wickets with two balls in hand.
Sending back a few players in middle of the tournament has been a common practice among the IPL franchise.
Of the six games they have played this season, DD have lost four to lie second from bottom on points table.
If ever a team needs a turn around in fortunes, it is the Kevin Pietersen-led Delhi Daredevils.
The all-rounder speaks about what makes playing for RR a different experience.
Shami feels it is easier to share the new ball in the Indian team with Bhuvneshwar than bowling for Delhi Daredevils.
Hussey was superman in yellow when playing for the CSK but in MI’s blue he is in danger of going down the route.
Barring SRH’s third match against Delhi which they won by just four runs, they have struggled for starts.