Former Indian cricketer and Mumbai Indians player, Pragyan Ojha opined that although Delhi Capitals was a good side, Mumbai Indians would have the edge when the two teams meet to play the first qualifier on Thursday (November 5).
While speaking to Sports Today, Pragyan Ojha admitted that the results could not be predicted. Still, Mumbai Indians have been more promising than Delhi Capitals this season which increases their winning percentage.
I believe MI has the edge: Pragyan Ojha
He added that Delhi Capitals had a brilliant tournament ending up second in the points table, but their batting consistency has been under the radar. Shreyas Iyer led side got a stunning start, winning seven out of nine matches with quickly grabbing 14 points. But in the latter half, their performance slumped down and had a fag end before winning the last match against RCB.
Thus comparing the performance of DC with MI, Ojha concluded that the defending champion has the upper hand in the crucial encounter.
“Sports is very unpredictable. The best of the teams cannot guarantee a win. When we talk of percentage, definitely Mumbai has an edge over Delhi but DC is also a very good side. They had a brilliant tournament and they are the 2nd ranked side in this competition.
“It will be a good competition. Delhi’s batting was inconsistent if you compare DC with MI. If they do well, then it will be a very good competition. But as of now, I believe MI has the edge,” Pragyan Ojha told Sports Today.
Pragyan Ojha believes that it would be a good game between the two sides. Although they won’t have much pressure as they have the second qualifier to fell for.
“It’s going to be a good game. The biggest plus-point of this Qualifier is that both teams have got a second chance. I know they will fight hard but somewhere they will have the cushion that if they don’t win today they have the second chance,” Ojha added.
The team which will win the first qualifier will directly enter the grand finale while the losing team will play the second qualifier with the team who will win the eliminator.