MI VS DD – This article brings to you the preview, team news and top Funtasy picks for the 9th match of IPL 2018 between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils.
Both Mumbai Indians and the Delhi Daredevils lost their first two games of the IPL in a rather unfortunate manner. While Leg-spinner Mayank Markande’s magic could not save MI from a defeat against SRH, fortunes didn’t favour Delhi Daredevils in a rain-curtailed encounter against Rajasthan Royals.
Hosts Mumbai Indians will look to thrive on the home conditions at the Wankhede stadium when they take on the Gambhir-led side on 14 April.
Mumbai Indians Team News
Mumbai Indians have been dragged away from winning positions twice in two matches in a similar fashion. While CSK’s Dwayne Bravo blew them away in the first game, SRH snatched a victory on the final ball in the following clash.
Despite two close defeats, Mumbai haven’t been outplayed comprehensively in the tournament yet. We feel that Hardik Pandya and JP Duminy will come in for Sangwan and Ben Cutting in today’s match.
Playing XI (Last Match): RG Sharma (capt), E Lewis, Ishan Kishan (wk), SA Yadav, KH Pandya, KA Pollard, BCJ Cutting, JJ Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, M Markande, PJ Sangwan.
Delhi Daredevils Team News
Despite having a deep batting line up, Delhi’s batsmen haven’t been upto the mark apart from skipper Gautam Gambhir. He scored a prolific half-century against Kings Xi Punjab in their opening fixture.
Glenn Maxwell didn’t have much time to set himself in when DD required a quick fire 71 in 6 overs to win the game through D/L method. He was sent in as the opener alongside Colin Munro who got run out on a diamond duck. Although Chris Morris delivered with the bat at a crucial time, the rest of batsmen failed to accompany him later on.
Playing XI (Last Match): Colin Munro, Gautam Gambhir(c), Shreyas Iyer, Glenn Maxwell, Rishabh Pant(w), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami
Top Funtasy Picks
Mumbai Indians: Mayank Markande – The young leg spinner ended up with splendid figures of 3/23 and 4/23 against CSK and SRH respectively. He is a ‘must have’ in your team against DD.
Delhi Daredevils: Chris Morris – The Proteas all-rounder has looked in fine touch in Delhi’s two encounters so far. He gives you all the reasons to pick him in your team.
Punt Pick: Hardik Pandya – The explosive all-rounder is still in doubt for today’s clash as he sustained an injury in his last outing against SRH.
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