IPL 2018: MI vs DD match | MI probable 11 against DD
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IPL 2018, MI vs DD match: Having lost their first two games the one at home to CSK and the other away to SRH the off-colored MI now seeks upswing of their incipient ignominy. Two heartbreaking defeats in a row are what put Mumbai Indians in desperate need of a quick turnaround. Things haven't gone according to their plan as of now, but they should be proud of their young leg-spinner Mayank Markande, who with his constantly-dramatic spells has overshadowed the impact of Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Rashid Khan and Shakib Al Hasan in the opposition. Arguably one of the best finds for Mumbai this year, Markande has made a statement in just a matter of six days since IPL 2018 began.
In the opening game against CSK, he picked up 3 wickets at an economy of just 5.75. If this doesn't mark his spin supremacy, the 20-year Punjabi spinner bagged 4 wickets in the very next game against SRH, single-handedly keeping his team alive in a moderate defense until the last ball of Cutting was smashed to the boundary for a winning four. Markande, for the time being, is topping the bowlers chart with 7 wickets in pocket in just 2 matches. The stats above make him the player to watch out for in MI vs DD match, to be played on March 14 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
For the home side, it's now time to churn about changes. MI probable 11 against DD would be slightly different than what it was in the previous game. Mitchell McClenaghan is likely to replace Ben Cutting, given the fact that he wasn't as impressive against SRH as expected. Rahul Chahar is also on the card to come in for Pradeep Sangwan. The other change Mumbai can go about is Jean-Paul Duminy for Evin Lewis.
Mumbai Indians probable 11 against DD
Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis/Jean-Paul Duminy, Ishan Kishan (wk), Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan/Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan/Rahul Chahar, Mustafizur Rahman Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
Their top-order hasn't lived up to the expectations with Rohit Sharma and Evin Lewis failing to utilize the mandatory powerplay on both the occasions. Rohit can draft in Jean-Paul Duminy for Evin Lewis. Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Kurnal Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav have come good with their small contribution with bat. So, Mumbai won't be looking for their replacement in MI vs DD match.
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