DareDevils win toss and select to field
Delhi Daredevils won the toss and invited the wobbly Mumbai Indians to bat first in the Indian Premier League clash at the DY Patil Stadium.
The home team has sorely missed its captain and injured icon player Sachin Tendulkar in their first five matches and the none-too-encouraging news is the master batsman is still not feeling 100 per cent fit. The batting has flopped by and large, shown by the fact that Robin Uthappa who is yet to make a half-century is the leading scorer for the team with 155 runs to his credit.
Delhi, on the other hand, have their top-order functioning like a well-oiled machine with Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan all coming good.
The joining of South African batsman AB de Villiers, who cracked a superb double hundred against India at Ahmedabad in the second Test won by the visitors last month, and Pakistan captain Shaoib Malik has added meat to the already strong batting line-up.
All in all, Delhi Daredevils seem to be carrying too much firepower for the comfort of Mumbai Indians even in a Twenty20 clash and are firm favourites.
Delhi Daredevils: Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan, AB de Villiers, Shoaib Malik, Dinesh Karthik, Rajat Bhatia, Yo Mahesh, Glenn McGrath, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohammad Asif, Manoj Tiwary, Mithun Manhas, Daniel Vettori, Farveez Maharoof, Brett Geeves, Amit Mishra, Mayank Tehlan, Tejashwi Yadav, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Yogesh Nagar.
Mumbai Indians: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanath Jayasuriya, Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa, Dwayne Bravo, Shaun Pollock, Abhishek Nayar, Pinal Shah, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dilhara Fernando, Ashish Nehra, Luke Ronchi, Saurabh Tiwary, Musavir Khote, Ankeet Chavan, Ashwell Prince, Dominic Thornley, Gaurav Dhiman, Loots Bosman, Rajesh Pawar, Rohan Raje, Sachin Tendulkar, Siddharth Chitinis, Swapnil Singh, Vikrant Yeligati, Yogesh Takawale.