The much awaited game of IPL season3 is finally arrived; when the two well balanced team of the tournament Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians will take on each other at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi in the 9th game of IPL 2010.
Delhi Daredevils have better record against the Mumbai Indians as they have beaten the Sachin’s team three times out of four occasions they have clashed with each other. The record at home is even better as they have never lost a game against Mumbai Indians at home.
Delhi Daredevils looks in great shape during last two games both with bat and ball. Both teams has dangerous opening combination in the face of Sachin-Jayasurya and Sehwag-Gambhir. So this makes game even more interesting.
Mumbai Indians who almost escapes a loss in the last game will look for better performance from their bowlers as they looked clueless in the last game during the bravo inning by Yusuf Pathan who almost snatch a victory from the hands of Mumbai Indians but thanks to experienced duo Maling and Zaheer who bowled superbly in last three overs to get Mumbai over line.
Gautam Gambhir and Virendra Sehwag have already had a good run with the bat. AB de Villiers and Tilakaratne Dilshan are yet to find the sweet spot and the game against Mumbai at home is just the right occasion.
For Mumbai Indians it will be an opportunity for them to stop the winning streak of Delhi Daredevils and brighten their chance of making into the last four. Having said that it will be not an easy task for Mumbai Indians as Delhi Daredevils bowlers are in a peach of form with Dirk Nannes leading the way.
Mumbai Indians must be boosted by the arrival of two dangerous T20 players D.Bravo and K.Pollard and both are likely to get into the playing XI against Delhi Daredevils.
Delhi sit atop the IPL points table and are looking a good bet to go a long way forward. While Mumbai Indians has one win from one game.
Likely Playing XI for both Teams (Match is Schedule to begin at 20:00 PM India Time)
Delhi Daredevils: V.Sehwag, G.Gambhir (Captain), T.Dilshan, AB Devilliers, D.Karthik, M.Manhas, F.Mehroof, A.Mishra, D.Nannes, S.Ladda, P.Sangwan.
Mumbai Indians: S.Tendulkar (Captain), S.Jayasurya, A.Tare (WK), D.Bravo, S.Tiwary, A.Rayudu, R.Sathish, K.Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Z.Khan, L.Malinga.