Another week starts in the Indian Premier League with the two sides in
action on Monday being out of action for four to five days, a relatively longer
period by the normal standards. Delhi Daredevils will face Mumbai Indians
in Mumbai as both look to carry on their winning form.
Delhi Daredevils managed to rout champions Chennai Super Kings, by eight wickets,
inside 14 overs last Tuesday. An excellent bowling performance never allowed
the opposition to score freely while their own batsmen cut loose chasing a modest
target. Kevin Pietersen and Virender Sehwag both possess the skill to
strike big and score quickly as was witnessed in the last match. In addition,
Irfan Pathan has been in good touch while Morne Morkel is their biggest
weapon with the ball. The Daredevils seems to have settled down into a nice
team combination that looks balanced and strong enough to earn them their third
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Mumbai Indians have only looked forward since their shock defeat in the opening
match. Currently on a three-match winning streak, Mumbai would like to keep
the momentum going after a 27-run win against Rajasthan Royals. Kieron Pollard
blasted his way to 64 runs off 33 balls while Ambati Rayudu also scored a quickfire
47. Pollard continued his dream night with a four-wicket haul as well. Munaf Patel also continues to pick up wickets with his seemingly innocuous medium
pacers and Daredevils will be wary of taking him lightly. Lasith Malinga is
yet another threat for the opposition as Mumbai Indians have plenty of
options and depth in the bowling department. With the bat, their performances
have fluctuated but as long as Pollard fires, anything can be expected.
The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, starting at 8.00pm
local time in what is yet again expected to be a packed atmosphere.