Mumbai Indians will play against already outed Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi in a match, who could effectively end their playoff race ambitions. However, Mumbai’s net run rate is already better than of fourth-placed Rajasthan Royals and a win would help them to replace in that position. If MI win the game by a big margin, it would put more and more pressure on Kings XI Punjab, who are going to play against Chennai Super Kings in the final match of the group stage later in the day. In their previous encounter, Delhi Daredevils had beaten Mumbai Indians by seven wickets at the Wankhede Stadium to claim their first win of the season.
Except for Suryakumar Yadav (500 runs), the performance of the MI batsmen’s has remained unchanged so far. Rohit Sharma’s form is a big matter of concern for Mumbai as he has made only 273 runs in the tournament so far. In the last game against Kings XI Punjab, Kieron Pollard managed to score a half-century and guided MI to win the game.
West Indies opener Ewin Lewis (334) has done well in the opening. In addition to Pollard, the Pandya brothers (Hardik and Krupal) also played some useful innings for the team when they need them. In bowling, Jaspreet Bumrah (16 wickets) has done well in the last game and it will definitely increase his confidence. Hardik (18 wickets and 233 runs) and krunal (224 runs and 11 wickets) have been impressive for MI in this season so far.
This season has also been disappointing for Delhi. In spite of having great players and coach Ricky Ponting, the team has not been able to mark its print in the tournament. Although he had to face the captaincy problems, after which young batsmen Shreyas Iyer was given the command of the team. The danger man Rishabh Pant, who is currently in the second position of the Orange Cap list and need just 42 runs to level up KL Rahul.
DD Predicted Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Glenn Maxwell, Rishabh Pant (wk), Vijay Shankar, Harshal Patel, Abhishek Sharma, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane
MI Predicted Playing XI: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (c), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting/Akila Dhananjaya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan
Head to Head
DD 10 -11 MI
DD 5 – 3 MI
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