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IPL 2023: New Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians aim to break winless streak in clash of bottom-placed teams (Preview)


NEW DELHI, April 10 (IANS) A closer look at the campaigns of the Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians easily reveals that their fortunes in IPL 2023 have been fairly similar. Both teams are yet to live up to their name – Delhi lost their first three matches while Mumbai were on the losing side in their first two matches.

Although it is still early days in IPL 2023, Tuesday’s clash between these two teams at the Arun Jaitley Stadium gives both teams a chance to revive their campaign by snapping their winless streak and avoid putting themselves on the road to an early exit from the field. a race.

Delhi’s problems are huge in the literal sense of the word – they used 16 players in their three matches, but they have yet to solve a balanced composition. With the bat, captain David Warner made two half-centuries, but as wickets fell from the other end he was unable to pace up, resulting in his batting average reaching 117.03.

On the other hand, his opening partner, Prithvi Shaw, played just 17 balls in three matches at the crease, with his problems playing at a high pace showing. With Mitchell Marsh missing, Riley Russo and Ruffman Powell didn’t step up to do the most scoring while Manish Pandey was dismissed for a golden duck and will be eager to get big runs when Delhi returns to home action.

In bowling, left-handed bowler Khalil Ahmed suffered a hamstring strain in Delhi’s 57-run defeat by Rajasthan Royals and may not be available for this match. In his absence, Chetan Sakarya was the pick of the same.

If the pitch offers a great help to the bowlers, as it did in last week’s match against the Gujarat Titans, expect him, Mukesh Kumar, Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel to put up an improved showing, which he played a part in. Delhi fall in three matches.

Mumbai, on the other hand, expects India’s powerhouse trio of captain Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan and Suriyakumar Yadav to put up a fine display with the bat, with Tilak Varma being the only bright spot. The trio, who are regulars in India’s white-ball line-up, collectively hit just 80 runs from their first two matches in Mumbai, with Cameron Green not bat-and-balled either.

But Mumbai’s main headache lies in their delicate bowling attack. In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Jhye Richardson, they were relying heavily on Jofra Archer to lead their bowling attack.

With Archer developing discomfort in his right elbow and missing the match against Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai is unlikely to put him on the field on Tuesday, leaving Jason Birndorf, Riley Meredith, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya and Piyush Chawla to do the heavy lifting with the ball.

With four out of five matches being won at the Arun Jaitley Stadium by the chasing teams, Delhi and Mumbai will have to give their best in all sections of the game as only one of them will be able to shrug off their winless streak. Tuesday.

the difference:

Delhi Capitals: David Warner (captain), Khalil Ahmed, Aman Khan, Yash Doll, Praveen Dubey, Sarfaraz Khan (wicket keeper), Kuldip Yadav, Lalit Yadav, Mitchell Marsh, Mukesh Kumar, Mustafa Rahman, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lungi Najidi, Vicky Ostwal, Manish Pandey, Rippal Patel, Aksar Patel, Rovman Pawel, Riley Russo, Chetan Sakarya, Phil Salt, Ishant Sharma, Prithvi Shaw and Abhishek Borel.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan (Wikitki Server), Tristan Stubbs, Jofra Archer, Jason Behrendorf, Vishnu Vinod, Cameron Green, Arjun Tindall, Ramandeep Singh, Riley Meredith, Nihal Wadhira, Hrithik Shokin, Arshad Khan, Duane Jansen, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya Singh, Raghav Goyal and Akash Madhual.

– Jans

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