Live Cricket Score IPL 2012: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils T20 match at Mumbai

Mumbai Indians will look to go top of the IPL table with a win over Delhi Daredevils © AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Mumbai: Apr 16, 2012

 

Mumbai Indians (MI) would look to continue with their winning ways when they take on Delhi Daredevils (DD) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 match on Monday.

 

The batting maestro sustained a finger injury in his right hand in the IPL season opener against defending champions Chennai Super Kings on April 4 and missed the next three games.

 

He took part in his first batting practice, facing throw-downs for 45 minutes while the rest of the MI team members had a net session at the Wankhede Stadium.

 

A victory for MI tomorrow would be their third on the trot and help them shoot their way back to the top while a win for the Daredevils would take them to six points and keep them among the leading teams on the points table.

 

The Daredevils have the momentum, and the comprehensive victory over Chennai in their last game on April 10 would have given them enormous confidence. Sufficiently rested after that eight-wicket victory at home, the Daredevils pose a very strong challenge to the might of MI.

 

The visiting team has a formidable pace battery at its command with the gangling Morne Morkel (7 wickets from 3 games) with the ability to extract bounce and Umesh Yadav giving it the cutting edge.

 

The side appears a bit weak in the spin department which could be a handicap if the wicket at the Wankhede, which has shown vastly different qualities in the two ties played so far, starts to provide the sort of turn that was on view in the game against Pune Warriors on April 6.

 

Teams

 

DD: Naman Ojha(w), Virender Sehwag(c), Kevin Pietersen, Mahela Jayawardene, Ross Taylor, Irfan Pathan, Yogesh Nagar, Ajit Agarkar, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem

 

MI: Richard Levi, Davy Jacobs, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Dinesh Karthik(w), Harbhajan Singh(c), Clint McKay, Pragyan Ojha, RP Singh, Munaf Patel

 

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