After their best ever start to an IPL campaign, Mumbai Indians welcome Delhi Daredevils to the Wankhede Stadium tonight. Mumbai are currently top of the pile in season 10 whereas Delhi Daredevils lie fourth in the table after an inconsistent start to their season. Mumbai have won their last five games on the trot while the Daredevils have lost their previous two encounters as the Zaheer Khan-led side will be keen to stop the Mumbai juggernaut.
Both the teams have faced each other 18 times so far with nine wins apiece. Last season saw these two teams win their games at their respective home grounds.
Mumbai's Indian core has performed exceedingly well so far, while the same cannot be said for Delhi, barring Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant.
Here, we statistically compare the two expected starting lineups of both the sides in order to find a favourite for this encounter. The comparison made is only based on the IPL career stats with the internationals not being counted for this head to head comparison.
|Mumbai Indians||Delhi Daredevils||Who’s better?|
|Jos Buttler||Sam Billings|| |
|Runs - 440, Avg - 25.88, SR - 145.7||Runs - 226, Avg - 25.11, SR - 136.14|
|Parthiv Patel||Sanju Samson|| |
|Runs - 2055, Avg - 21.19, SR - 115.38||Runs - 1024, Avg - 26.7, SR - 122.56|
|Rohit Sharma||Karun Nair|| |
|Runs - 3923, Avg - 32.97, SR - 131.25||Runs - 935, Avg - 25.27, SR - 126.01|
|Nitish Rana||Rishabh Pant||Even-Stevens|
|Runs - 359, Avg - 44.88, SR - 141.34||Runs - 339, Avg - 26.08, SR - 143.64|
|Kieron Pollard||Corey Anderson|| |
Runs - 2122, Avg - 29.07, SR - 147.57 Wkts - 56, Avg - 31.61, Eco - 8.86
Runs - 420, Avg - 35, SR - 138.16 Wkts - 6, Avg - 41.67, Eco - 9.62
|Hardik Pandya||Chris Morris|| |
Runs - 252, Avg - 21, SR - 152.73 Wkts - 7, Avg - 61.29, Eco - 9.39
Runs - 359, Avg - 35.9, SR - 177.72 Wkts - 53, Avg - 21.49, ECo - 7.4
|Krunal Pandya||Shreyas Iyer|| |
Runs - 325, Avg - 36.11, SR - 175.68
Wkts - 11, Avg - 32.82, Eco - 7.34
Runs - 567, Avg - 27, SR - 126
Wkts - 0
|Mitchel Mclenaghan||Pat Cummins|| |
|Wkts - 44, Avg - 23.66, Eco - 8.37||Wkts - 9, Avg - 30.89, Eco - 8.38|
|Jasprit Bumrah||Jayant Yadav|| |
|Wkts - 31, Avg - 28, Eco - 7.88||Wkts - 4, Avg - 42.5, Eco - 6.54|
|Harbhajan Singh||Amit Mishra|| |
|Wkts - 122, Avg - 26.44, Eco - 6.96||Wkts - 129, Avg - 23.53, Eco - 7.32|
|Lasith Malinga||Zaheer Khan|| |
|Wkts - 147, Avg - 18.51, Eco - 6.85||Wkts - 99, Avg - 26.49, Eco - 7.59|
Mumbai Indians 7-3 Delhi Daredevils
It is clear from the table that Mumbai Indians have an advantage in every department when compared to the Daredevils. Sanju Samson and Chris Morris have bailed out DD this season, whereas the entire team has contributed to the Mumbai Indians’ rise to the summit of the IPL.