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Mubai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils: Rival Cities Face Off To Grab Maiden Win

Mubai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils: Rival Cities Face Off To Grab Maiden Win

Setting aside decades of rivalry in cricket, a similar Mumbai and a fresh Delhi face each other to secure the first win of the tournament.

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Both the teams are the only ones to have their local boys in the form of their skippers as they both bring the authentic nature of local cricket in their captaincy.

While Gambhir possesses the aggression of Delhi, Rohit carries with him the never-say-die attitude of Mumbai. Besides that both the captains have had their share of success in the history of the tournament.

The challenge for Gambhir is greater as he is provided with a fresh bunch of players and support staffs while Rohit is going to work with a similar set of players and plans.

Both the franchises had a successful auction and assembled a promising squad, but both the teams have failed to win the opening couple of games.

Delhi were undone by KL Rahul’s assault in the first match while a divine intervention in the second match left them an unfortunate target of 71 in 6 overs.

Delhi will hope that Rahul Tewatia’s stingy bowling form continues and Colin Munro’s issues against spin get resolved quickly.

It has been a scenario of so-near-yet-so-far for Mumbai Indians until now. They should have won the lost game against Chennai while they dragged an already lost game to the last ball against Hyderabad.

Nonetheless Mumbai line-up has played some good close encounters and should go in without any change unless Hardik Pandya recovers from his injury.

It would also be interesting to see what advice the coaches, TA Sekar and Ricky Ponting, would give their recent team against their former ones.

Venue− Wankhede, Mumbai

MI Probable XI: Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell McClenaghan, Makrand Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman

DD Probable XI: Gautam Gambhir (c), Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammed Shami, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75