Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews today said that misfiring Delhi Daredevils have the ability to beat formidable Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League match here on Saturday.
Mumbai chased down a stiff 199-run target against Kings XI Punjab with 27 balls to spare at Indore last night.
"Mumbai have been playing extremely good cricket, as was the case last night (against KXIP). We certainly can beat them and we have the skill and firepower to do it," said Mathews.
Thursday night's victory was Mumbai's fifth on the trot in six games and that has placed them at the top of the table. On the other hand, Delhi are struggling with three loses from five outings. "If you look at the last 5-6 games Mumbai have played, they have been on a roll, home or away. It's a tough ask but we have the firepower to do it. It's just that we need to click," Mathews insisted.
Sri Lanka's limited overs skipper pointed out how the Daredevils, who have lost three games including the last two, had come close to crossing the finish line. "All our games were very close, but could not pull it off. Next time we should be able to do it, if we come close," he said optimistically. Even in the previous game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Hyderabad, Daredevils made a brave effort to overhaul 192- run target but failed, and Mathews praised the rival bowlers.
"If you watch the last game it's really hard to explain what went wrong. Credit should go to Bhuvi and other bowlers," he said.