Today the teams of Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians will face off at 7:30 PM at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. This will be the 69th match of the league stage of IPL 15. Five-time winners Mumbai have been able to win only three matches out of 13 this season. Their net run rate is -0.577.
Delhi Capitals have won 7 out of 13 matches and have a net run rate of +0.255. This match will be very important for Delhi to reach the playoffs. It is expected that MI can give Arjun Tendulkar a chance in the playing 11 after being placed on the bench for the second consecutive season.
DC vs MI: Match Preview
Delhi will hope for fiery innings from Captain Pant
This season has been mixed for Delhi Capitals. Captain Rishabh Pant has failed to live up to the expectations. A lot of questions have been raised about his captaincy methods. Pant has also been a super flop in batting. In the last match against Mumbai, the team will expect better performance from their captain.
David Warner’s bat has been speaking continuously this season. Kuldeep Yadav is the highest wicket-taker for Delhi. In the last few matches, he has not been able to perform as per the expectations. Can take any wicket in a must-win match for Delhi.
Mumbai would like to bid farewell with victory
This season has been the worst for Mumbai Indians. After consecutive defeats and only three victories, the Mumbai camp would now like to bid farewell to Vijay.
Tim David, who replaced Pollard on the team, has been excellent. Jasprit Bumrah has also returned to the old rhythm. Mumbai will be hoping to bat at skipper Rohit Sharma. He is approaching half-century but has not been able to play a single big inning. At the end of the year, Team India has to play the World Cup of T20 format. In such a situation, it will be necessary for Rohit to return to form.
MI Probable XI: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma, Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, Jaydev Unadkat/Arjun Tendulkar, Riley Meredith
DC Probable XI: Sarfaraz Khan, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed