Roy is one of 11 England players in this year’s IPL. Looking back at the takeaways from the win over Mumbai, the key aspect that stands out is the bench strength that the side possesses, especially in the batting department. On other hand, DD are yet to play at home but they have tasted defeats at the hands of Kings XI Punjab at Mohali and Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur. However, along with that, the unit also needs to handle their nerves well given that they’ve lost all the three matches after dragging it to a nail-biting finish. Both the teams lost their previous encounters. Moreover, MI’s bowling has been impressive.
Yadav, who batted low down the order, while he played for KKR said that it was team management’s decision to send him out to open the innings. But Kieron Pollard brought Mumbai back into the game with a stunning diving catch at long-off off Pant – the visitors were at 119/2 at that stage.
For Delhi, pacer Daniel Christian, Tewatia and pacer Trent Boult bagged two wicket apiece while spinner Shabaz Nadeem scalped one. Chris Morris is a must have here – he’s a consistent and steady points earner, safe pick who can also go big – has the capability to haul with both bat and ball. At $700k he’s my only option, given that there’s not much in this price bracket from the next game either.
Knight Riders had a sluggish start to the game after they were put in, and apart from Lynn’s 49 that stretched across a brief rain interruption, they barely had a foot in the game. It is really heartening to see Rohit praise the opposition for the good show and is an example of great sportsmanship.
Out of 20 encounters in IPL, MI holds the lead with 11 wins against DD.
In the VIVO IPL 2018 clash, DD defeated MI by seven wickets on Saturday. The Mumbai batsman did not disappoint as he scored a half-century but admitted that his side were a few runs short of match-winning total.
The evening started on a good note for Delhi Daredevils when they won the toss and elected to field.
Out of 30 wins at Wankhede Stadium, MI have been successful 16 times while defending and 14 times while chasing.
DD’s Kolkata leg fixture means their Team India speedster Mohammed Shami is all set to return to his home town for the first time after his wife had accused him of infidelity and domestic abuse last month – a controversy that had hogged the headlines. SRH’s bowlers put in another disciplined bowling performance to restrict another team for a below-par total (138), which their batsmen chased down with an over to spare despite another hiccup, not like the one they suffered against Mumbai Indians, though.