Date & Time : Thursday, April 18, 20:00 IST
Venue : Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, India
The teams that are peaking at the moment are up against each other this evening. In this season, Delhi won the last 3 matches on a trot and Mumbai won 3 out of the last 4 matches they played. Now, either team will ensure it doesn’t lose momentum in the crucial phase to the Playoff race. The good thing about both of them is that they haven’t relied on a particular player so far, as there were contributions from everyone. While the last time when these teams faced each other early in the season, Mumbai had lost convincingly to Delhi in a high scoring affair. Hence, it’s time for Mumbai to give it back to Delhi in the Capital city.
Both sides are unlikely to make changes to their winning combination.
A slow sluggish spin-friendly surface has been produced in the last match at this venue and that received huge criticism from Delhi’s head coach Ricky Ponting. So we expect a sporting surface for the clash between Mumbai and Delhi.
Players to watch out for
The last time these two sides played, Pant scored 78 runs from just 27 balls, took down the Mumbai bowlers to cleaners. This time too he will look to replicate the same, as he coming into the match on the back of a few low scoring ones. He has a good strike rate against all the Mumbai bowlers except Bumrah, against whom he has been dismissed thrice in T20s.
He has a good record against Mumbai bowlers and he is the only Delhi batsman who has a strike rate in excess of 120 against Bumrah with a minimum of 20 balls faced. Adding to the above factors his form at the venue is also in favour. Delhi is where where he has scored 251 runs in the last 5 games played here.
He had gone for plenty in the last match against Delhi, but this time around he will make sure that doesn’t happen again. Apart from that one match, he has a good record against Delhi batsmen. He has an impressive economy of 5.39 against them and he got the better of Rishabh Pant & Chirs Morris twice
The veteran leg-spinner was mediocre with his performances in the last few matches he played. But he has a good record against Mumbai batsman in the recent few T20s. He has a decent economy of 7.35 and a strike rate of 14.5 in the last 19 overs he bowled to Mumbai batsmen. He dismissed Rohit Sharma & Ishan Kishan twice and got rid of Pandya brothers once each during this period.
The Mumbai Skipper is yet to come up with a big knock in the season. He has a good record at this venue to produce what we have been expecting from him. But, he has struggled to score against Delhi bowlers so far in his career. He has scored 105 runs at a poor strike rate of 103 against Delhi bowlers and he got out twice to Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra.
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