The bottom two teams of this year’s IPL i.e, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils will face each other in the ninth match of IPL 2018. Both the teams lost their previous encounters. Delhi Daredevils were absolutely clueless in their first match against the batting of KL Rahul while they were a little bit on the unlucky side in the rain-affected match against RR. While MI lost both their matches very closely, firstly to CSK and then SRH. It is a chance for both the teams to open their account at the points table.
With the availability of Hardik Pandya, it will be a huge plus for the Mumbai Indians and are not expected to make much changes to their playing XI. On the other hand, Delhi Daredevils might play Jason Roy in place of Colin Munro as the latter has faced difficulties against spin. Shahbaz Nadeem may also be replaced with a domestic fast like Avesh Khan or Harshal Patel.
Delhi’s batting was a talk all around before the start of the tournament. The likes of Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Glenn Maxwell should perform to sustain that argument and to provide their team a victory in this year’s IPL. Both teams had their big positives in the spin bowling department with Mayank Markande for Mumbai and Rahul Tewatia for Delhi and will be expected to continue with their great form.
With no showers expected before or during the game, a full 40-over match is expected to take place providing a team with their maiden win.