[caption id="attachment_711974" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-711974" alt="Shreyas Iyer (c) took over captaincy from Gautam Gambhir mid-season AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Amit-Iyer.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Shreyas Iyer (c) took over captaincy from Gautam Gambhir mid-season AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>New Delhi:</strong> After <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/DD">Delhi Daredevils</a> once again failed to reach the Indian Premier League (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/IPL">IPL</a>) play-offs, the capital franchise's CEO Hemant Dua on Sunday expressed disappointment and blamed injuries to key players for the team's poor show. The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Shreyas-Iyer">Shreyas Iyer</a>-led side suffered their ninth loss in 12 games on Saturday, which also shattered their hopes of advancing to the next stage of the cash-rich Twenty20 cricket league. <p></p> <p></p>The last time Delhi managed to reach the play-offs was in 2012. Delhi have never won the IPL title, having reached the semi-finals in 2008 and 2009. Dua, disappointed with the team's performance this season, however, said that the squad comprises of youngsters, on whom the success of the team depends. In a series of tweets, the CEO said: "It's been another tough year and yes we have failed again in front of you #DD fans! I have read all your tweets and we are as disappointed as you all are! I know you might not believe but that's the truth." <p></p> <p></p>"We all want to win and no one wants it more desperately than all of us here at @DelhiDaredevils ... we have hired the best coaches and bought players which are the best and most of you agreed post auction," he added. <p></p> <p></p>Dua further said the injuries to pacers Chris Morris and Kasigo Rabada hurt his side while a few other players took time to get in touch. "Injuries took away @Tipo_Morris and @KagisoRabada25 and few of our senior players were not in form or took while to click," he said. <p></p> <p></p>However, Dua hoped that having youngsters in the team will help them in the long run. "But what we have is a great nucleus of youngsters in @RishabPant777 @PrithviShaw #Abhisekh #Shreyas @IamSandeep25 #Manjot #Avesh #Sayan #Tewatia #Jayant and #Harshal with strong internationals next year we can do well! #DilDilli #ThankYou for #Support," concluded Dua. <p></p> <p></p>Delhi will now look to salvage pride when they host Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians on May 18 and 20.