Time is running out for Rahul Dravid team Delhi Daredevils, who have lost four of six games in IPL 2017 which leaves them with plenty of catching up to do in their remaining eight matches. And their chances of snapping a three-game losing streak stand to be nicked by the afternoon rainstroms predicted for Kolkata on Friday afternoon, where at Eden Gardens they are due to play points table-toppers Kolkata Knight Riders. A wash-out would give each team one point, which for Delhi would make their remaining games at choleric level - meaning that they will not be able to afford further defeats.
Delhi's last victory was four games ago, on April 15. Since then, they have been beaten by Kolkata (at home by four wickets with one ball remaining), SRH away (by 15 runs) and Mumbai Indians away (by 14 runs). As the surplus show, Delhi Daredevils have fallen short with bat and ball. In T20s, closing out games in all departments becomes an even tougher challenge, and for teams such as Delhi - whose batting remains open - the situation looks austere as the middle of the tournament nears.