A match will be worth watching. Young guns from both the teams are driving the game. Samson, Billings, Iyer, Rana, Krunal, Hardik are giving their more than 100% for their respective teams. Daredevils are at the 4 position with 2 wins and 3 losses ready to face Mumbai Indians with their power packed bowling side.
Delhi played their last game against Hyderabad. Hyderabad batting first put the target of 191 runs for loss of 4 wickets on 20 overs. Dhawan scored 70 runs off 50 balls and Kane Williamson smashed 89 runs off 51 balls in his first match of IPL 10. Except Morris all the bowlers were proved to be ineffective. Morris picked 4 wickets for 26 runs in 4 overs. Jayant Yadav, Z. Khan, Cummins, A. Mathews and Amit Mishra went wicketless. In response Delhi did not the get the start it was looking for. Sam Billings lost his wicket scoring 13 runs only and he was picked up by M. Siraj who was playing his 1st match in IPL. Samson and Nair put up 71 runs partnership for 2nd wicket and after a long time Nair seemed in good touch. But he got run out by the brilliant fielding and coordination by Vijay Shankar and Yuvraj Singh. Nair scored 33 runs off 23 balls. Samson lost the wicket in the same over and it was M. Siraj again. Samson scored 42 runs off 33 balls. Pant due to his recent performances promoted up the order but it proved to go against the Delhi and Pant got out on a duck and picked up by Yuvraj Singh. Iyer and Mathews were on the pitch. Mathews just back from a long injury struggled in between and slowed down the run rate which took required run rate too high. Delhi missed the opportunity here to send the in form Chris Morris which costed them a match. Mathews got out scoring 31 runs off 23 balls and Morris came to the pitch but it was too late then and Delhi Daredevils lost the match by 15 runs. Iyer completed his fifty in last over and continued his good form.
Mumbai Indians is at the top of the table with 5 wins and only 1 loss. Mumbai Played last game against Punjab and won the match in style. Batting first Kings XI Punjab got the stable start. Amla and Marsh put 46 runs for 1st wicket partnership. McClenaghan who has been bowling really well from last few matches gone for hit but gave the first breakthrough and picked Shaun Marsh. Saha as usual trying to hit the ball and like everytime gave his wicket very easily. He was picked up by Krunal Pandya. Maxwell came up the order and wow he was smashing ball very very badly and it was McClenaghan at the receiving end but every inning has an end Bumrah came in and clean bowled Maxwell. But it was Amla’s inning which continued till the end and his first century in IPL. This time it was Malinga who was in Amla’s radar and this is one of the few times Malinga has been beaten roughly and badly throughout his career. Stoinis who got the opportunity did not make any impact and lost his wicket to McClenaghan. With his Punjab posted the score of 198 runs in 20 overs. In response, Mumbai got a smashing start by their openers and they were punishing a ball like anything. Parthiv and Butler put up 81 runs for 1st wicket partnership and then in form Rana came to bat. As soon as Rana joined the Butler it was one sided match. Both of them put 85 runs for 2nd wicket partnership and after a long time we have seen Butler real performance and what he is known for. He scored 77 runs off 37 balls. Rana on the other hand continued his golden touch with the bat and with Hardik Pandya chased down the target in 15.3 overs only. Rana scored unbeaten 62 runs off 34 balls.
Delhi: R. Pant (wk), S. Samson, S. Billings, K. Nair, S. Iyer, A, Mathews, C. Morris, J. Yadav, P. Cummins, A. Mishra, Z. Khan
Mumbai: P. Patel (wk), J. Butler, N. Rana, R. Sharma, H. Pandya, K. Pollard, K. Pandya, H. Singh, M. McClenaghan, L. Malinga, J. Bumrah
Jayant Yadav bowled only 2 overs and may be replaced by Nadeem or Shami
Angelo Mathews has been ineffective with the ball though he batted decently. It might happen Corey Anderson get a chance if Daredevils look to make their side more stronger.
Lasith Malinga from last two matches did not look in his best form. He might make way for Southee or Johnson
It has been observed that Mumbai side is little bit vulnerable to spin bowling so Delhi Daredevils might give chance to spinners and bring in more established Nadeem into the team