Delhi v Mumbai betting: IPL spinning stars Amit Mishra and Mayank Markande worth backing

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Delhi v Mumbai betting: IPL spinning stars Mishra and Markande worth backing
Delhi Daredevils secured a surprise win over Chennai Super Kings (Picture: AP)

Delhi Daredevils will probably finish bottom of the Indian Premier League. Their, how to put this, interesting approach to team selection may have something to do with it.

While they were still just about breathing, they decided to get rid of their captain and supposed talisman Gautam Gambhir.

His shrewd leadership skills and team building ability were supposed to inspire them to their first ever title. Hes not played since being given the boot.

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Over time Delhi have adopted a similar approach to other star players. One by one they have disappeared, not to be spoken of again.

Against Chennai Super Kings in their last outing there was no room for Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Dan Christian, Chris Morris or Liam Plunkett. One of their overseas players was, instead, a leggie from Nepal.

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Hell, it worked against Chennai. They managed a stunning victory which few would have seen coming. Least of all themselves.

They were probably out there in the field looking bewildered by it all as they expertly squeezed the Super Kings in a chase.

Delhi Daredevils' Amit Mishra, facing camera, and Rishabh Pant celebrates the wicket of Rajasthan Royals' Jos Buttler during VIVO IPL cricket T20 match in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Indian spinner Amit Mishra is a class act (Picture: Getty)

On Sunday they get the chance to down another title hopeful. Mumbai Indians absolutely have to win to keep their dream on track. Defeat will surely end their campaign.

No doubt they are hopeful that another Daredevils star goes missing before the toss. Glen Maxwell anyone? Delhi probably wouldnt notice. Hes had a stinker.

The bookmakers are convinced that Delhi cannot spring two shocks in the space of three days.

The 4-7 that Skybet offer about Mumbai is one of the shortest starting prices seen in the whole tournament. Delhi are best at 13-8 with Ladbrokes.

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If Delhi are to win they will have to spin. They have an edge over Mumbai with their twirlers.

So have a cheeky wager on Amit Mishra for man of the match at +2500 (Ladbrokes) on a spinning wicket.

Mayank Markande, Mumbais only class spinner, is +2000 with the same. Its not unreasonable to reckon he could be among the wickets.

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