Both have won 5 mataches each, and more importantly DD has won both the matches last year. Both are the heavyweights of IPL, and both are yet to win the IPL, although MI has a better record with more wins, DD is better in terms of less number of losses. MI has just lost one match this season that they should have won, and won other match that they should have lost. Yet DD has nothing to feel motivated this season with two straight losses. Only Sehwag and Morne can save them.
The competition would be between Morne, Nadeem vs MI batting, and Mahela/Warner vs MI bowling. If Sehwag plays, it will be Sehwag vs MI to get the decider.
Head-to-Head: MI 5, DD 3
- MI def DD by 29 Runs
DD def MI by 5 Wickets
- DD def MI by 7 Wickets
DD def MI by 4 Wickets
- MI def DD by 98 Runs
MI def DD by 39 Runs
- MI def DD by 8 wkts
MI def DD by 32 runs
- DD won by 7 wkts
DD won by 37 runs
DD reached the semifinal. They Won 7, Lost 7 and one match was abandoned.
In 2008, MI won 7 and lost 7.
DD again reached the semifinal with a better record of 9 wins and 7 losses.
In 2009, MI won 5 and lost 8, with one match abandoned.
Despite having 7 wins and 7 losses, DD could not reach 3rd consecutive semifinal.
MI was successful winning 11 and losing only 4.
DD finished at the bottom. won 4 and 9.
MI finished third, winning 10 and losing 6.
Both reached the knockout and DD finished 4th.
Both have played two matches. While MI has lost against RCB, but won against CSK, DD has lost both to KKR and RR.
DD, having reached semifinal in first two editions and 2012 have Won 39, Lost 29 and drawn 2.
Mumbai Indians have the best team record, after CSK with 44 Wins, 34 Losses, 1 NR.
Heavyweight or Featherweight Match
Last year Delhi won both the matches comforatably. At Wankhede last year the bowled out Mumbai below 100 runs. But the absence of Sehwag and Morne Morkel have made Mahela’s DD look very feeble. In fact they need to create some magic to avoid running towards the bottom. If Sehwag and Morne Morkel play, DD can make a match of it as Mahela and Warner are already in form. The match can be then the fights of heavyweights.
Otherwise MI could find the match a featherweight and easily win.
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