first_imgThe win against Kings XI Punjab will have done Mumbai’s confidence a world of good.Mumbai Indians need to win their last two matches handsomely to stay in contention for a place in the playoffs, while Delhi Daredevils have only pride left to play for when they clash at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday.Daredevils revamped their squad and brought in Gary Kirsten as coach, but results remain abysmal.While skipper Kevin Pietersen has looked a pale shadow of himself, and the likes of Ross Taylor, Murali Vijay and Dinesh Karthik have flattered to deceive. J.P. Duminy has combined well with Kedar Jadhav in some matches, but the bowlers haven’t backed them. Only Imran Tahir – five wickets from four games – has looked good in patches. But he hasn’t got the support from the other end.The win against Kings XI Punjab will have done Mumbai’s confidence a world of good. It came on the back of a triumph against Rajasthan Royals. By hitting a century on Wednesday, Lendl Simmons repaid the faith that the management showed in him. Now playing at home, Mumbai face the weakest team in the competition in a must-win scenario.last_img