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Mohammed Shami is struggling for fitnessReuters

Delhi Daredevils were unlucky to lose their last game despite putting up a huge score of 184 runs against the Rajatshan Royals.

The batsmen had done their job, and it was the bowlers who were required to put in a decent performance to help Delhi turn out triumphant, but they failed to restrict the Royals' batsmen, who chased down the target in the final ball of the game.

Hence, it was evident that the Delhi Daredevils were missing the experience of Zaheer Khan and Mohammed Shami, as they have not played a single game in the competition due to injuries.

Zaheer has always had injury problems in the past even when he was with the Indian team and this time around the player is said to have a niggle and will only be made available for selection once the medical team passes him fully fit.

DD are missing the services of Mohammed Shami, who was one of the standout bowlers for India in the World Cup and has been one of the consistent Indian bowlers, more than Zaheer.

Shami has a minor knee injury and is consulting a specialist for a quick recovery.

In the absence of these Indian bowlers, it is Australian Nathan Coulter-Nile, who has been DD's spearhead, but he has not had enough help from the other fast bowlers. Primarily, DD spinners Imran Tahir and Amit Mishra have been bearing the burden for Daredevils.

But, it is at the start of the innings, where the fast bowlers need to deliver the goods. Gary Kirsten, head coach for DD, might be impressed with the his young fast bowlers, but he will want Zaheer and Shami to return as soon as possible.

"We look forward to the return of Zaheer and Shami to the playing XI. Thus far the bowling unit has stood up well and made the most of the opportunities. The most pleasing aspect of our bowling has been the performance of the spinners and the younger fast bowlers,'' said Gary Kirsten.

DD will look to grab their first points of IPL 2015 when they play Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday in Pune.