IPL Match 9 Preview: MIs Turn to Trounce DC

Deccan Chargers have been the punching bag of almost all major teams. They may have a 4 win each record agianst MI, yet their current team and performance does not boast of even a close match against strong teams.

Indian Premier League 2012: Schedule and Results

History
DC has a glorious past behind with one championship victory and another 4th place finish. But, in between lies a last place finish of 2008 too. MI had their best IPL in 2010 losing in the final. They reached the semifinal again in 2011, only to finish third. Overall they have played 8 matches and share equal honours. Both have won 4 matches each in last 4 editions. While DC won both matches in 2009, MI won both in 2010, both won one each in 2008 and 2011.

Head-to-Head: MI 3, DC 3
2008

    DC def MI by 10 Wickets
    MI def DC by 25 Runs

2009

    DC def MI by 12 Runs
    DC def MI by 19 Runs

2010

    MI def DC by 41 R
    MI def DC by 63 runs

2011

    MI def DC by 37 Runs
    DC def MI by 10 runs

Overall IPL Performances
Chargers are the second best team of IPL in terms of result, but have won only 25 matches as compared to 36 losses. They have lost the maximum matches in IPL.
For MI, 2010 and 2011 performance have made them one of the top 3 teams of the tournament with a positive win-loss ration in last four editions. Sachin Tendulkar, their captain, was adjudged Man of the Series, despite losing the final in 2010. Overall MI has won 34, lost 27 and were part of an abandoned match till 2011.

Who Will Win Today!!
If DC makes it a close match, that will be their victory. Their performance in the alst edition and also in the first match of the tournament makes them the most disintegrated and weakest team of the tournament. Sasngakkara’s return at helm, and Amit Mishra’s return to team may bring some positive energy. Sangakkara’s captaincy was overall failure during last season.

Amit Mishra who earned the player of the match award and helped Deccan Chargers record 10-run victory over MI in 2011 in a low score match, may again prove to be vital if DC has to register a victory against tournament’s one of the most strongest team.

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