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Apr 27, 2014
In the game No 16 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014, Delhi Daredevils (DD) take on Mumbai Indians (MI) at Sharjah cricket ground. Both teams have struggled for form and consistency in IPL 7 so far. A few individuals from both units have done well. But both teams haven’t fired collectively. DD should be happy with the return of Kevin Pietersen into the side. Yet, the skipper of DD needs to spend more time in the middle to find his touch in IPL 7. MI have depended on captain Rohit Sharma for runs. In the bowling department, Lasith Malinga again will be a vital cog. Zaheer Khan has to shoulder more responsibility for them. Catch the Live Blog of the match here.
As far as Mumbai are concerned, Rohit has led from the front with fine knocks. They have the ever-dependable Mike Hussey at the top of the order, but he has struggled for form this season. New Zealand’s Corey Anderson and Kieron Pollard are also yet to set the stage on fire with their blazing shots.. On the other end of the spectrum, the Delhi outfit will take confidence from the fact that openers Murali Vijay and Quinton de Kock performed well in their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
The middle-order will have to shoulder more responsibility against the Rohit Sharma-led side. Here, Dinesh Karthik, Duminy and Manoj Tiwary played well in the last game and they will be expected to do well again on Sunday.
Delhi Daredevils: Kevin Pietersen (c), M Vijay, Dinesh Karthik (wk), JP Duminy, Manoj Tiwary, Quinton de Kock, Mohammed Shami, Rahul Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ross Taylor, Milind Kumar, Wayne Parnell, HS Sharath, Jayant Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, James Neesham, Kedar Jadhav, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Shukla, Siddharth Kaul.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Aaditya Tare (wk), Michael Hussey, Sushant Marathe, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Corey Anderson, Ben Dunk, Josh Hazlewood, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Shreyas Gopal, Jalaj Saxena, CM Gautam (wk), Krishmar Santokie, Marchant de Lange, Jasprit Bumrah, Apoorv Wankhede, Pawan Suyal.
(With inputs from PTI)
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