In the 34th fixture of Indian Premier League 2019, Mumbai Indians will fly to New Delhi to face Delhi Capitals at Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday. At present, both the teams have won five matches out of eight they have played with 10 points each in their pockets.
Delhi Capitals bounced back amazingly and won their last three encounters against RCB, KKR, and SRH, whereas, Mumbai Indian was seen struggling during the initial stage of the season, but later, they got the balance and the winning combination that led them to achieve few victories.
DC vs MI preview:
Like any other seasons, Delhi Capitals found themselves not delivering up to mark after their first win against MI this season. But now they have found their winning combination, and there is no room for errors now.
Their top order- Rishab Pant, Shreyas Iyer, and Shikhar Dhawan have scored 767 runs in total so far, but Prithvi Shaw and Ingram are yet to take some responsibility and add some valuable runs to the scoreboard.
There are no problems associated with Delhi Capitals bowling department. Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, and Keemo Paul have been delivering according to their captain. Rabada holds the purple cap with 17 wickets.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians Captain Rohit Sharma has a disappointing record (18, 13, 14) against DC in their last three outings. He must have learned from his mistakes and would enter the pitch without any worries.
Mumbai Indians played their last encounter against RCB, and they forced them to apply brakes only on 171 runs in the first innings with Lasith Malinga picking four wickets for MI.
In the reply, Q de Kock played an impressive inning, but in the end, it was Hardik Pandya who grabbed all the attention by hitting 37 runs in 16 balls and finishing that match in the 19th over.
Pitch report: The pitch at Feroz Shah Kotla is slow and mostly it favors spinners. 150+ runs can be defendable. The team batting has more chance of winning the games according to the stats. No rain is expected on the match day.
Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer(C), Amit Mishra, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Keemo Paul, Jalaj Saxena, Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Ankush Bains, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Trent Boult, Shikhar Dhawan, Bandaru Ayyappa, Sandeep Lamichhane, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Rasikh Salam, Yuvraj Singh, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Quinton de Kock, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Anmolpreet Singh, Barinder Sran, Mitchell McClenaghan, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Pankaj Jaiswal.
DC vs MI Team News
Alzarri Joseph of MI has been ruled out of the tournament because of a shoulder injury.
Both the teams won their last match, so no changes are expected.
Playing 11 ( DC vs MI)
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan
DC vs MI Dotball Fantasy Team
Q de Kock is the best wicketkeeper you can go for. Rohit Sharma has struggled against Delhi Capitals, but this time he is expected to be harsh on their bowlers. Kieron Pollard, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Prithvi Shaw are other reliable batsmen in their teams and are capable of scoring high runs. Hardik Pandya has done brilliantly in this season so far and he is expected to be brutal like he was in his previous game against RCB. He is worth betting on. Amit Mishra has a chance to pick wickets because of the pitch conditions.
DC vs MI Dream11 Prediction:
If balls starts coming on his bats then he is almost unstoppable. He must be your pick for Wicket keeper. Rohit Sharma, Pollard are reliable players of MI and they are expected to score runs. Munro can be dangerous if ball fall on to his bat easily. H Pandya is the best all-rounder and he is worth betting on. Amit Mishra will definitely have an advantage of slow pitch and he is expected to pick wickets.
Wicket Keeper: R Pant (c)
Batsmen: R Sharma, K Pollard, I Kishan, C Munro
All-rounder: H Pandya, C Morris, A Patel
Bowlers: J Bumrah, A Mishra (vc), K Rabada