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Gambhir and Sharma batting tips – Mumbai vs Delhi IPL odds & best bets

Delhi v Mumbai IPLSaturday, April 14, 2018 – 8:30 pm AEST (4:00 pm IST) – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

The ninth game of 2018 Indian Premier League will see reigning champions, the Mumbai Indians lock horns against the Delhi Daredevils.

Both teams are currently languishing in the bottom half of the table with two defeats each. Mumbai will be confident in opening its account with a win at home, while Delhi will certainly try to spoil the party at Wankhede Stadium.

Rohit Sharma will need to raise his game against Delhi if Mumbai is to get the points here. Sharma has perished for low scores that have seen Mumbai post modest totals so far this season. He will certainly be keen to produce a big score for the side and get them back to winning ways.

Left-hander Evin Lewis scored runs in the last game against Sunrisers. Suryakumar has been a consistent performer for the side in the batting lineup and has chipped in with crucial scores in the games played so far.

Hardik Pandya has suffered an ankle injury and is set to miss this game for Mumbai.

Ben Cutting might keep his place as Mitchell McClenaghan also conceded a lot of runs in the game against Chennai. The standout bowler for Mumbai has been leg-spinner Mayank Markande, playing his first IPL season. He currently holds the Purple Cap for most wickets in the competition and picked up four wickets in the last game played against Sunrisers.

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Jaspreet Bumrah and Mustafizur Rahman produced a much better performance with the ball in their last outings. The duo will once again be crucial as there a lot of big-hitters in Delhi’s lineup.

On the other hand, Delhi suffered a defeat at the hands of Rajasthan Royals in a rain-curtailed game. Gautam Gambhir will rue the fact that Delhi should have won the game, but made a tactical blunder by demoting himself down the order. It completely backfired as Delhi could not get any runs in the first two overs of the innings.

Colin Munro has been in woeful form and was run-out for a duck in the last game against Rajasthan. The left-hander will be trying hard to get some runs in this game.

Chris Morris and Vijay Shankar will need to produce better returns with bat and ball. Morris has gone for plenty of runs in the first two games and would be keen to make a strong comeback with the ball..

Let’s take a look at our player specials market.

Gautam Gambhir betting specials

To score 50: +300 at Betway Sports
Top Delhi batsman: +275 at Betway Sports
Man of the match: +800 at Betway Sports

Being the captain of the side, Gautam Gambhir will certainly be keen to lead the way with the bat for Delhi and help win the first game of the season.

Rohit Sharma betting specials

To score 50: +250 at Betway Sports
Top Mumbai batsman: +275 at Betway Sports
Man of the match: +700 at Betway Sports

Rohit Sharma will be keen to get some runs for the side in this game and is due for a big one. He’s priced well at Bet365.

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils prediction

After analysis of both the sides, we predict Mumbai will their first game of the season, paying -149.25 at Betway Sports.