Mumbai vs Delhi is a classic in Indian pop routines but the same cannot be said for their IPL counterparts. Delhi is still trying to achieve the legendary status that is enjoyed by Mumbai. Match 9 of the IPL will be Gambhir’s third attempt to break Delhi’s loosing streak this season. While Mumbai is hard to beat at home on any day.
Overall: Matches- 20
Mumbai Indians: 11
Delhi Daredevils: 9
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai is MI’s favoured ground. All the high scoring games that it have witnessed will interests the Devil’s from Delhi as well.
Average 1st innings score: 163
Average 2nd innings score: 151
Highest Total: 235/1 (20 Ov) by RCB vs MI
Lowest Total: 67/10 (15.2 Ov) by KKR vs MI
Highest Chased: 195/5 (14.4 Ov) by MI vs RR
Lowest Defended: 135/6 (20 Ov) by DC vs MI
(The above stats only include IPL matches played at Wankhede Stadium)
Mumbai’s fortress was breached by a shot of luck by CSK in the first game of the season. This should not be enough to conclude that Delhi will have it easy with MI.
How do the teams stack up?
Mumbai’s fortune have been hamperred with injuries to key players like Cummins and Pandya. Thankfully for them Pandya is expected to make a come back which brings the team a lot more balance.
Probably XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (wk), S Yadav, K Pandya, H Pandya, K Pollard, J Bumrah, M Rahman, M Markande, M McCleneghan.
Player to watch out for: Evin Lewis & M Markande
They have a strong captain, they have a world class opening pair, they have fire lower in the middle and they have a experienced bowling attack yet they fail to connect the dots and come out good.
Probably XI: G Gambhir(c), S Iyer, Rishabh Pant(wk), C Morris, G Maxwell, Trend Boult, A Mishra, M Shammi, C Munro, S Nadeem.
Player to watch out for: Maxwell & Mishra