Today’s first match is between the Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians. It is a must win match for Mumbai Indians to go through to the play-offs.
May 20, 2018
16:00 hours IST
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Delhi Daredevils – WLLLW
Mumbai Indians - WLWWW
You can catch all the live cricket streaming action on the SkyGo app in the UK and Hotstar in India – don’t miss a ball, it’s going to be a cracker!
Our IPL Match Analyst Mayukh Bhattacharya takes a look at the two teams chances:
“Having put on one of their better performances of the season in their last match against Chennai Super Kings, the Delhi Daredevils (DD) will be looking to ruin the party for the Mumbai Indians (MI), who, by the start of this match would know exactly what to do if they are to make it to the playoffs.
With a net run rate of 0.384, Mumbai have the edge over Rajasthan, but they still have to win. That being said, a run of consistent performances from them have instilled confidence in the players, who would be determined to make this late resurgence count.”
Mayukh continues: “Some would argue that their fairy-tale runs are scripted pretty nicely, as they have been known to make a comeback in the month of May after a disastrous start in April. The return to form of Kieron Pollard and the faultless execution of death bowling from Jasprit Bumrah could not have come at a better time for MI. “
Delhi DareDevils – “The onus will once again be on the Delhi bowlers to contain a power packed batting line-up of Mumbai. Just winning the game may not prove to be enough for Mumbai, and a day game could make the wicket drier and tougher for run scoring, which could give the experienced batting line-up of Mumbai an edge over Delhi.”
A win for Mumbai Indians and if they win this one big, I can see them winning the 2018 IPL!!
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