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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 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77