MI’s fortress was breached by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on April 7 and aggressive leader like Gambhir would hope that his team could take advantage of their vulnerability especially after MI’s two recent defeats.
The two sides would be desperate to open their account in the tournament as even Delhi was hard done by the rain gods at Jaipur.
Here’s a look at the predicted of Delhi Daredevils:
The captain needs to lead from the front as well as anchor the Daredevils’ innings. Gautam Gambhir will be upset with the harsh defeat at Jaipur due to the rain-affected fixture.
However, knowing the champion in Gambhir, one might expect to take the best out of his team in the match against Mumbai Indians.
Big gun, Colin Munro is one explosive entity waiting to explode in the Delhi Daredevils’ camp.
In the two outings so far, he has not quite fired yet. The pitch at Wankhede should suit his batting as one might expect fireworks from the bat of the Kiwi, with Jason Roy smashing everything at the nets, waiting for his opportunity.
Rishabh Pant needs to shoulder more responsibilities as he cannot afford to throw his wicket away after a flashy twenty anymore. Pant needs to win more games for the Delhi side, to separate himself from the boys into men.
All-rounder Glenn Maxwell made his presence felt immediately after joining the camp at Jaipur.
Unfortunately, Maxi could not quite keep going in the challenging conditions of Duckworth Lewis (DLS) method.
Yet again, the Victorian will hold the trump card on his comeback trail in Daredevils’ camp.
Shreyas Iyer’s role would be supporting Gambhir in the anchoring role and also smash a few at the death, assisting the match-winners alongside.
Iyer did not have an opportunity in the rain condensed match against the Royals.
Chris Morris, in his two outings in the tournament, went on to show that his hitting form is not a concern for the franchise. Morris hit a seven-ball 17 against Royals which could not quite take them past the finishing line.
The only worry for Delhi would be his economy and lack of wickets at the death, which he specializes in.
Morris has cut down on his pace significantly in this edition of the tournament.
Gurkeerat Singh Mann:
After two failures from Vijay Shankar, following the dreadful Nidahas Trophy 2018, its time for Gambhir to explore a different option.
Therefore Gurkeerat Singh Mann from KXIP comes in place of Shankar struggling for form.
Rahul Tewatia continues to impress with his leg spinners in the tournament as he remained economical throughout his spell against Rajasthan Royals.
Gambhir would expect some wickets in the middle overs from Tewatia.
Replacing Amit Mishra from the match against KXIP, Shahbaz Nadeem proved his worth to his franchise yet again as he chipped in with a couple of wickets in his spell without conceding many.
Boult bowled a splendid spell with the new ball, scalping the prized wicket of Ben Stokes, trying to accelerate. The encouraging factor for the captain would be the shape generated by the Kiwi with the new ball, which always comes in handy at Wankhede.
Unlike his previous outings, Mohammed Shami was economical and was able to pick up the prized wicket of Jos Buttler in the end.
Shami has a massive role on his shoulders this time around for Delhi Daredevils.
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