Mumbai Indians have the greatest of start in the Indian premier league history. They have won five games on a Trott which includes both away as well as home games. Unlike other season, Mumbai Indians have been incredible in their away matches too. And their latest triumph of chasing a target of nearly 200 in just 15.3 overs against Kings XI Punjab is the proof of their incredible form. On the other hand, Delhi Daredevils too had a decent start in this season but they are now a little off track by losing two close games back to back. The latest loss was that against Sunrisers Hyderabad in which they fell short by 15 runs. Delhi Daredevils have phenomenal young talent in their list and will look forward to mark some change.
Last time they played: Krunal Pandya struck a 37 ball 87 to make his team Mumbai Indians reach the score of 206 when they played against each other the last time. In the end Delhi Daredevils fell 80 short of the target and Mumbai Indians emerged as the winner.
Head to head battle: both teams are from the start of first IPL and have played 18 matches against each other. Win loss ratio for both the teams are exactly 50%. Mumbai Indians as well as Delhi Daredevils have won 9 games each against each other.
Mumbai Indians: WWWWW
Delhi Daredevils: LLWWL
Mumbai Indians: They are the king of their fortress and in this season are in different song. Nitish Rana is in form of his life and the openers are also back in the form. The only concern for the Mumbai Indians franchise is the bowling of their overseas star. Both McCLengan and Malinga were pretty expensive in their quota of four overs and Southee or Johnson could get a chance to bowl in. Rest time will be the same as before.
Probable XI: Parthiv Patel, Jos Butler, Nitish Rana, Krunal Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Keiron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McCLengan/Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga/Tim Southee.
Delhi Daredevils: the frnachise with most talented domestic star and all the domestic players are playing exceptionally well but they lack a good overseas finisher. The decision of sending Angelo Matthews ahead of Chris Morris costed them the game and he is likely to be replaced with Corey Anderson.
Probable XI: Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Angelo Matthews/Corey Anderson, Chris Morris, Pat Cummings, Amit Mishra, Jayant Yadav/Shahbaz Nadeem, Zaheer Khan.
Players in the Spotlight:
Shreyas Iyer: after getting well from the chicken pox, Shreyas Iyer showed the glimpse of his better form in the last match and team will be expecting him to score better in the next game.
Krunal Pandya: last time when both the team played, Krunal Pandya was the main difference for Mumbai Indians winning the match and he will be in the Spotlight to repeat the same type of performance again.
What: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils, 22nd April 20:00 IST.
Where: Wankhede stadium, Mumbai.
What to expect: a cooler night in comparison with the day, early help for swing bowlers with lot of runs to be scored. Spinners will prove handy in the second innings.
Toss Prediction: win the toss and bowl first will be the mantra for the game.
Match prediction: To win against Mumbai Indians in their own homeground is near to impossible, hence 70% chances are there for Mumbai Indians being the winner.
* A high final score bet should be done yes at the very start of the first innings.
* The match odds for the game are 73-74 Mumbai Indians.