Kevin Pietersen © IANS
Kevin Pietersen has struggled for  © IANS

 

May 23, 2014

 

In the game No 51 of Indian Premier League (IPL), Mumbai Indians will take on Delhi Daredevils at Wankede stadium, Mumbai.  Delhi have been very disappointing in IPL 7. They have won just two games till now. To make it worse for Delhi, they have lost close games which they could have won. Catch the Live Scorecard of the Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils IPL 2014 match here

 

On the other hand, Mumbai have been inspired by the stellar performance of batsman, Lendl Simmons. The right-handed West Indian batsman has been on fire for them. In their last game against Kings XI Punjab, he scored the first century of IPL 7. It was a truly remarkable knock, as he played shots all over the park. Other than him, Kieron Pollard has been in fine run of  form. The burly all-rounder has also taken some fine catches in the deep. Catch the Live Blog of the Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2014 match here

 

For Mumbai, Harbhajan Singh has been one bowler who has delivered consistently for them.  Their main wicket-taker Lasith Malinga though, is now in England to represent his country. Mumbai need to desperately win this game, for them to have any chance of qualifying for playoffs.

 

With Delhi, it has been a case of what might have been. Despite having a fine batting line-up, they have struggled for consistency. The biggest disappointment has been Kevin Pietersen, the skipper. He has struggled for consistency and form in IPL 7. His captaincy too hasn’t been up to the mark.  JP Duminy has played some fine knocks, but in the recent games he too has struggled for form. Dinesh Karthik has fired only in fits and starts.

 

Squads:

 

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, Krishmar Santokie, Marchant de Lange, Jasprit Bumrah, Apoorv Wankhede, Pawan Suyal.

 

Delhi Daredevils: Kevin Pietersen (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), JP Duminy, Ross Taylor, Mayank Agarwal, Murali Vijay, Manoj Tiwary, SaurabhTiwary, Milind Kumar, Jimmy Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Shukla, Wayne Parnell, HS Sharath, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Kedar Jadhav, Siddharth Kaul, Rahul Sharma, Quinton de Kock.

 

Time: 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT


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