Two heavyweights yet to find much success will lock horns for the first time in this edition of the IPL when Mumbai Indians host Delhi Daredevils at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday (April 9).
In this fixture last year, Mumbai managed all of 92 runs in their innings, giving Delhi an easy seven-wicket win. This time around though, it's Delhi who are coming into the match with batting issues. They will go into the match on the back of two consecutive losses, a six-wicket defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders, the reigning champions, in the tournament opener, and a five-run loss against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday (April 6).
Delhi's middle order crumbled in both matches, and with Kevin Pietersen and Jesse Ryder sidelined for the entire tournament, Delhi need to find answers elsewhere. At the moment, too much seems to depend on David Warner, whose 77 against Rajasthan Royals propelled the chase, and Mahela Jayawardene, the captain, while Unmukt Chand is yet to fire.