Mumbai Indians will be taking on Delhi Daredevils on Apr 14, 9th IPL 2018 Match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai in their home ground. It will be a high-adrenaline rushing game, and fans of each side rooting for their team with gusto.
Read the match preview and prediction to get a tentative take on how to create your fantasy cricket team for this match.
|Match||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils, 9th Match|
|Date||Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM ( 10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL )|
|Venue||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
The pitch in Wankhede Stadium is a batting pitch. Hence, you can expect a high scoring game, regardless of who wins the toss. This said, both teams are well matched as they have a good batting lineup. However, both Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils fall short when it comes to bowling.
It goes without saying that the team that bowls better will be the winner of this game. This is where you need to look at the team make up and individual player’s form to predict who will win this high voltage game.
Mumbai Indians are led by Rohit Sharma and have the likes of Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Evin Lewis, Pat Cummins and JP Duminy. Will this team be enough to match Delhi Daredevils? That is the big question of the day.
Delhi Daredevils have got Gautam Gambhir’s experience. This will prove to be a lifesaver for the team. Gambhir will be ably supported by Glenn Maxwell. However, with Kagiso Rabada out of the IPL with an injury, the Daredevils are without a second speedster. However, the Daredevils have managed to find a replacement, Liam Plunkett.
Though Wankhede Stadium favors batsmen, the bowling attack will make all the difference. That is why Delhi Daredevils have a better chance of winning.
Gautam Gambhir is back at the helm of Delhi Daredevils.
DD has a strong bowling lineup with Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami, Chris Morris and now Liam Plunkett.
Gambhir will provide stability to the side while other batsmen, like Manjot Kalra, Jason Roy and Prithvi Shaw, can go berserk.
Delhi does have a problem with middle order, but if Gambhir manages to bat through the 20 overs, Delhi will easily sail home victorious.