Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates post of Match No. 25 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Daredevils (DD) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. I am Aditya Sahay and will bring you the live cricket scores and updates from this game. MI who are in red-hot form enter their seventh game of the tournament. Mumbai Indians received an early jolt against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS). Since then, the team has shown different form compared to the previous years by getting rid of the ‘slow-starters’ tag. With experienced as well as debutant players bringing ‘A’ game forward, Mumbai Indians are also on top of the IPL 2017 table battling it out with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Full Cricket Scorecard: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Delhi Daredevils (DD), IPL 2017, Match 25 at Wankhede Stadium
With another win against DD, MI would want to strengthen their position. While skipper Rohit Sharma’s form has been unmoved, it has given opportunity to players like Nitish Rana, the Pandya brothers, Parthiv Patel and Jasprit Bumrah to carry forward their consistency. Amongst the international players Kieron Pollard and Jos Buttler have provided match-winning performances. However, their concern would be to restrict the flow of runs that their experienced bowlers, Mitchell McClenaghan and Lasith Malinga, who leaked against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the previous match. But with ratio reading 6-1 favouring MI, DD have task on hand.
DD, who started their campaign on a positive note, have shown no momentum barring a few players. Angelo Mathews’ inclusion has not bolstered DD in any department. Meanwhile, Karun Nair’s on and off performance have added further dilemma. However, players like Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant and Morris have stepped up in precarious conditions.
The fourth-placed DD will hope to end their two-match losing streak and reclaim their position at the top of the table.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Ambati Rayudu, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Siddhesh Lad, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tim Southee, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia, Saurabh Tiwary, Nicholas Pooran, Mitchell Johnson, Karn Sharma, Asela Gunaratne, Krishnappa Gowtham, Kulwant Khejroliya
Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan(c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson, Sam Billings, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Angelo Mathews, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Corey Anderson, Kagiso Rabada, Ankit Bawne, Aditya Tare, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Shashank Singh, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Carlos Brathwaite, Chama Milind, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Ben Hilfenhaus