Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Delhi Daredevils in match no. 47 of IPL 2016 at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. This is that kind of a stage, in which Mumbai Indians like to go for the full-monty and make it to the playoff stages.
They have done it in the past and Rohit Sharma & Co will want to do it again in IPL 2016. Their recent run of form is a point of concern for the captain, coach Ricky Ponting and mentor Sachin Tendulkar.
Their net run rate is also pretty low compared to the other sides, who are competing for a spot in IPL 2016 playoffs. This means the Mumbai Indians will have to win their next two matches by a big margin to not only collect the crucial four points but also to improve their net run rate, which can be a deciding factor at the end of the league matches.
Winning by a big margin will definitely not be easy against the Delhi Daredevils. The visitors have had a good season and can go on to collect 20 points by the end of the league stage if they win all their remaining matches, including the one against Mumbai Indians on Sunday.
Zaheer Khan & Co will look to put a dent on the defending champions' hopes on making it to the final four of IPL 2016. They have enough firepower in their side and the most importantly, the youngsters have put their hands up and played their part as and when needed.
Mumbai Indians will be wary of the Daredevils' strengths, and plan things accordingly. Captain Rohit Sharma will have to fire and he cannot let other batsmen depend on him as much as they have been doing right from the start of IPL 2016.
Where to watch live
Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Delhi Daredevils (DD) IPL 2016 match IPL 2016 match – is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. IST (3:30 p.m. BST and 10:30 a.m. ET). Live TV coverage will be on Sony Max, Sony Six/HD, Sony ESPN/HD. Online options are available on Hotstar and Starsports.com.
Viewers in the US can watch Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Delhi Daredevils (DD) IPL 2016 match on ESPN, while the game can also be live streamed on Watch ESPN.
Canada viewers can watch the Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Delhi Daredevils (DD) IPL 2016 match on Sportsnet and Watch Sportsnet.
OSN Sports Cricket will show MI vs DD IPL 2016 match in the Middle East and North Africa, while all the action can also be watched via live streaming online on OSN Cricket Play.
Supersport and Supersport Live Video will broadcast Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Delhi Daredevils (DD) IPL 2016 match in South Africa.
Viewers from across the world, around 133 countries, can watch the IPL 2016 match live online on Cricketgateway.