Mumbai lot will depend on Rohit and he has to lead from the front. The first game is between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals at 4 PM while the second between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings will be played at 8 PM. The likes of Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Glenn Maxwell should perform to sustain that argument and to provide their team a victory in this year's IPL.
Chasing the challenging total, the Daredevils were given a rousing start by Roy and captain Gautam Gambhir. Delhi bowlers Boult, Shami, Nadeem, and Christian saw no respite fro the batsmen, as they were hit for more than 10 runs in an over.
Web Desk: Catch the live action of IPL T20 as Mumbai Indians takes on Delhi Daredevils in the 9th match of the season. Roy responded to the challenge of 11 needed off six balls by hitting Mustafizur for a four and a six, but swung and missed at the next three balls.
In his absence, big brother Krunal Pandya could be pushed up the order as Hardik did not play in the game against Sunrisers.
Among the bowlers, rookie leg spinner Mayank Markande has been brilliant in the two games.
Ishan Kishan only made nine runs, while Evin Lewis struck a 17-ball 29 before he was clean bowled by Siddarth Kaul. Out of the 18 balls bowled, seven deliveries either went to the boundary or over it. Barring legspinner Mayank Markande, who has been a revelation so far, no bowler, including pacer Jasprit Bumrah, has impressed. After a brief warm-up, Pandya was right on the money as he bowled nearly three overs to Evin Lewis. This is Mumbai Indians' fastest Fifty in the tournament. He first removed Lewis, who was caught near mid-off, on an individual score of 48 off 28 balls. They had an wonderful start as Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis started the proceedings. Boult opens the attack for DD.
Despite departure of Gambhir (15) in the sixth over with total on 50, Roy kept the team in the chase in the first in the company of young Rishabh Pant and then Shreyas Iyer. Two boundaries, one by Lewis and one by Yadav, good over for MI. The slide also included a shambolic show towards the tail-end of the innings with the defending champions scoring only 27 runs off the last four overs while going on to lose three wickets.