Mumbai Indians (MI) will play against Delhi Daredevils (DD) today 16 April 2012 in the DLF Indian Premier League T20 Cricket 2012 (IPL 5) at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai at 8.00 PM local time.
Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils have played 8 times in the DLF IPL so far. Out of 8 matches, MI have won 5 times and DD have won 4 times. But, the last 4 outings have gone in favor of MI and DD have never won a match against MI in Mumbai.
Interestingly, in the cramped IPL schedule both the teams are coming back from a long gap. Delhi Daredevils not played a match for 5 days and Mumbai Indians for 4 days.
MI’s experiment with their opening in the absence Sachin has not worked out favorably for them. For Mumbai Indians it is crucial that their star batsman Sachin Tendulkar returns to the team. MI’s bowling is formidable as all the three of highest wicket takers of this season of IPL are in MI team – Munaf Patel (10 Wickets), Lasith Malinga (9 wickets) and Pollard (9 wickets).
Delhi Daredevils have the advantage of the services of Ross Taylor additionally which adds to their strength. It remains to be seen whether DD will break the jinx this time around.