The last time Mumbai Indians (MI) locked horns with Delhi Capitals (DC), the three-time champions were fighting to reach the playoffs. But they fell short by 11 runs, with the already eliminated Delhi spoiling the party for Mumbai indians. They have played 23 games against each other and Mumbai is leading the competition by 12-11. Despite the fact that they got defeated in both the game last season.
For Mumbai, the biggest concern they will be facing is surrounding the workload management of the players like Rohit, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah, three players who will be the crucial cogs for India in the upcoming World Cup. Individually too, after disappointing their fans in the last season, they will be looking forward to having a great season ahead. Each time Mumbai have started well in a tournament, they’ve made it to the Playoffs. Last year, they lost the first three matches and were left to play catch-up.
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Yet another season, Delhi is looking very strong on paper. But they more often than not fail to replicate that on the field. This year though, the composition looks a whole lot better than the previous seasons and the presence of international cricketers in their ranks should pave way for better results.
The buzz for the game is expected to be as higher as it can get. A lot of Indian cricket fans are looking forward to this game and ahead of this crucial encounter, we have come up with five things which every fan will be waiting to see in this game:
The unorthodox bowler who loves to bowl in death overs has been very impressive since last 2 years and has dominated the batsman. Bumrah picked 17 wickets at an average of 21.88 and his yorker comes like a bullet to the batsman which he has no clue how to escape from. He has 63 IPL wickets and will be fetched for some more in the coming tournament. He will be handled the ball either in the second over or maybe at the end of the Powerplay.