After having a win in the home ground against Royal Challenger Bangalore, Mumbai Indians is flying to Delhi to claim 2nd spot in point table. Let’s see if Rishab Pant and Kagiso Rabada can be able to stop MI or Rohit’s army will pop-up Delhi Capitals at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.
DC vs MI Head to Head
The two teams have played 23 times in IPL. DC has a narrow edge over MI with 12-11 stats. At Feroz Shah Kotla, they have met each other nine times. But here DC has a superior edge with six wins, while MI has won 3 times. At the current scenario, both teams have the same points on the point table. But for better NRR, DC is just above MI. Let’s see who will be at the no.2 spot after the end of the match.
Mumbai Indians is looking for revenge from Delhi Capitals at Feroz Shah Kotla. Last time when they met in this season, Rishab Pant smashed unbeaten 78 runs off 27 balls only to lose MI at Wankhede Stadium. DC had set the target of 214 runs, but in reply, MI could score 176 runs. Kasigo Rabada and Ishant Sharma had restricted MI by taking two wickets each.
Both teams have won the last two matches, and their confidence level is very high. Besides that, all eyes are on India World Cup Squad players, how they are performing and value their spot in the squad.
Delhi Capitals so far
Kasigo Rabada is a big threat to opponents. He is now the current purple cap holder with 17 wickets in hand. He can be a nightmare for MI’s batsmen today. Addition Keemo Paul in the squad has strengthened the DC squad. He had derailed SRH in their last match by picking three wickets in 17 runs.
DC’s skipper Shreyas Iyer is in good form as he is consistently making runs for his teams. Colin Munro has boosted the batting line up as he was in furious mood against SRH and thrashed 40 runs off 26 balls. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are in average form. They have to show their best part to take DC to playoffs.
They have experienced Ishant Sharma, who is guiding their bowling attack with all his experience.
The side may go for the unchanged playing 11 from the last match. However, due to Feroz Shah Kotla’s pitch, they may consider Sandeep Lamichhane.
Mumbai Indians so far
MI is the most balanced side in VIVO IPL 2019. The openers Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma are in a fiery mood to thrash any opponents. In the earlier match, Ishan Kisan has shown his potentials. Suryakumar Yadav is their middle order batting attack. Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard are in good form, and they can demolish any bowlers.
MI was in search of a permanent spinner, and Rahul Chahar has successfully filled that gap.
Bumrah is their ace bowler. Malinga after returning from Sri Lanka has strengthened MI’s bowling attack. Behrendorff needs to improve bowling style to not giving more runs.
Probable Playing 11
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer(c)/Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(w), Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra/Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma
Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan(w), Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
If you are playing Dream 11, you can select your players from the above as dream 11 prediction. But the confirmed team will be announced at the time of toss.
VIVO IPL 2019 DC vs MI
Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium
Time: 8:00 PM
Broadcasting Partner: Star Sports
Live Streaming: Hotstar