When Delhi Daredevils play Mumbai Indians in the 19th game of the tournament, the points table will see another team at the top spot. So far, Warriors, Royals and Mumbai Indians have touched it. Coming into their 6th match and 5th match respectively, MI and DD can reach the top with a win, leaving behind Royals and Warriors.
Winning both the matches in 2011, Mumbai Indians lead Delhi Daredevils 5-3. Malinga has been the decisive factor in MIs edge.
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 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.
MI has won 3 of the 4 matches. They lost the second match to Pune Warriors, but defeated CSK, DC and RR.
DD has won 2 of the 3 matches played. They won against KKR and CSK, but lost against RCB.
DD, having reached semifinal in first two editions have Won 30, Lost 31 and drawn 2.
Mumbai Indians have the best team record, after CSK with 34 Wins, 31 Losses, 1 NR.
2010 and 2011 knock out entries have made them one of the top 5 teams of the tournament with a positive win-loss ration in last three editions. Sachin Tendulkar, their captain, was adjudged Man of the Series, despite losing the final in 2010.
Who Will Win Today!!
The winner is assured of reaching the top position in points table. MIs win will make it first to reach 8 points, while DDs win will get it on top with a better NRR locked on 6 points with three other teams.
While the Mumbai bowling looks unbeatable, their batting without Tendulkar and middle order failure is looking not so strong.
In 2012 both have lost only one match. While DD have lost an away match, MI lost at home. Winning against Royals at home may boost their confidence, yet DDs batting is formiddable with the presense of Pietersen and Mahela.
DD bowling and fielding is at par with the best. DDs bowlers led by Morne Morkel are giving their best performance of 5 editions. Considering MI batting comparatively weaker, and DD batsmen with international repute in their rank, MI is set to face another defeat at home.