The second big match of this Sunday will be a crucial one and that will be played between the defending champions and hosts Mumbai Indians who will take on dazzling Delhi Daredevils. Match will be played at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. Match will be live at 7:30 PM Pakistan Standard time. Last time when these 2 sides came across each other it was Delhi who win by 10 runs and secured 2 important points.
Starting from the Mumbai Indians side who are the defending champions and they are trying their level best to go through the next round as the defeat against KXIP has caused a lot of problem and now they are in a do and die situation. Mumbai Indians so far have played 12 matches with 6 wins and 6 losses and are at no 5 in the points table. They have just 2 matches left and need 2 out of 2 wins to go through the next round. When we talk about their batting they mostly rely on their captain Rohit Sharma who had a great tournament at the start but now he is struggling and that is causing problems for their batting side. Most of their middle order is just totally flopped this season and couldn’t performed up to the expectations. Kieron Pollard and Jos Butler has played a role of match winner in the team but they also couldn’t perform on a regular basis. Their bowlers have done a nice job but using 5 genuine bowlers is also not a very good strategy and Mumbai surely need to include an all-rounder in place of bowler so that their batting line gets better. Overall they are at a very crucial position and one more loss can close the doors for the defending champions from going to next round. They have lost to Delhi earlier and that thing will put extra pressure on Mumbai so we have to see how Mumbai tackle all this.
Coming towards the Delhi side who so far has played a very good cricket and have won 6 out of 10 games. They are at no 4 position and need 2 more victories to go through next round as they have better run rate as compare to other sides. Delhi batting is quite impressive this year as most of their batsmen
have played brilliantly specially Quinton De Kock and Karun Nair who both played a major role in Delhi batting. Chris Morris was absolutely awesome who not only scored runs for his side but he played a major role in DD bowling. Delhi bowling was also quite decent as most of their bowlers were brilliant specially the spinners Amit Mishra and Imran Tahir who both have played a key role. Their captain Zaheer Khan was also quite good but he is injured and JP Duminy is leading the side. Now they have an important match against Mumbai and they will surely try their best to win because they have not as much pressure and they will utilize this point. The weather is clear and dry and there is no chance of rain. Coming towards the pitch which is quite flat
and dry but still bowl will seam a bit which seamers can use.