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Mahela to lead Delhi Daredevils

Mahela to lead Delhi Daredevils

September 14, 2012  03:07 pm

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  Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene has been named as the new captain of the IPL team Delhi Daredevils for the upcoming Champions League tournament, after Virender Sehwag reportedly decided to step down.

After leading Delhi Daredevils in four of the five IPL editions, Virender Sehwag has sought to step down from the skippers post, Indian media reported today.

The new captain will be Mahela Jayawardene, who will lead the team in next months Champions League T20.

According to team mentor, TA Sekar, on their official website, Sehwag had conveyed his wish of being relieved from the captains duty so that he could "bat more freely". The dashing opener has shone in patches, but was largely a subdued shadow of his destructive self in the fifth edition of IPL, NDTV reports.

Delhi Daredevils are placed in Group A of the tournament along with Kolkata Knight Riders, Perth Scorchers, Titans and a qualifier. Their opening match is against 2012 IPL champions, KKR.