|Match Date:||18th April, Thursday|
|Match Timing:||8:00 PM|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||40,000|
|Match Venue:||Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi|
The Match 34 of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 will see Delhi Capitals welcome third-placed Mumbai Indians at the iconic Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. With Kotla’s flat pitch and both the team’s high-flying batting attack, the fixture promises to be a run galore.
Here is the detailed analysis of the Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians IPL match:
|Key Players in form||DC– Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada
MI– Lasith Malinga
|Weather Conditions||28℃, 49% Humidity, Winds up to 11 km/hr. No signs of rain.|
|Toss Advantage||The team batting first has won five of the seven times last season at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. Thus, the winner of the toss should choose to bat first. However this season, teams chasing have won all the three matches.|
|Pitch Conditions||Flat, mostly Batting-Friendly. However, dew is certain to occur later in the evening as the temperature falls.|
|Venue Stats||Average Total (2018): 170
Highest Total (2018): 219/4 (DC)
Last Match: DC 129/8 | 131/5 SRH
|Ground Size:||Side Boundaries: 64 m, Straight Boundary: 82 m|
|Injury Updates||DC – Jagadeesha Suchith has been roped in to replace an injured Harshal Patel.
MI – Alzarri Joseph has been ruled out for the rest of the season owing to a shoulder injury.
|Home Advantage||Delhi Capitals|
|Head-to-Head||DC 12 – 11 MI (0 NR)|
|Form||DC– L L W W W
MI – W W W L W
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (Wk), Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Hanuma Vihari, Sandeep Lamichhane, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada
Quinton de Kock (Wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Lasith Malinga, Jason Behrendorff, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.
|Impact Players||Shreyas Iyer, Lasith Malinga|
DC vs MI Dream11 Prediction
Delhi Capitals are on roll. After all, that is what the results say. DC took their time to work out their best XI, and when they did, there was no looking back. The immense batting talent that the Capitals possess on paper is finally transpiring on the pitch.
Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant are all proving their worth. In fact, the trio has scored 767 runs in total. Nonetheless, others like Prithvi Shaw and Colin Ingram have a scope of stepping up their performances.
But apart from their batting performances, it their show with the ball that is garnering attention. DC seems to have found the perfect bowling attack in the form of Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, and Keemo Paul. Rabada has made it to the of the Purple Cap table with 17 wickets and seems to be unchallenged there.
Chris Morris comes in the 6th spot with 11 wickets. Keemo Paul was the star of the last match against SRH, having registered figures of 3/17. Ishant Sharma and Amith Mishra have been impressive as well. But their ability to come up with sub-6 runs per over economy rate puts pressure on the batsman nevertheless.
Mumbai Indians kept aside a forgetful defeat at home at the hands of RR and returned to winning ways in the match against RCB. The bowlers did their job in restricting RCB to only 171 runs in the first innings with a returning Lasith Malinga scalping four wickets.
MI utterly missed him in the death overs against RR and he proved it why on Monday. Malinga was rightfully adjudged the Man of the Match. His presence in the lineup will be vital if Mumbai Indians are to challenge for the title.
The batting also looks settled for MI now. Quinton de Kock continues to impress with his performances while skipper Rohit Sharma has yet to hit top gears. Ishan Kishan is showing signs of brilliance and will be a long term prospect for the team.
Hardik Pandya is making a name for himself as the game’s best finisher. On the whole, MI look a formidable side, provided they play to their full potential.
.@hardikpandya7 easily the best all-rounder in the country currently. Returning from suspension, has mean and hungry look about him too
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 15, 2019
Predicting a winner in this crunch contest is difficult, but it seems DC has in it to make it to the finish line. They have a decent batting lineup, killer bowling, the momentum, and the home advantage.
The Kotla Stadium has a hard hitting surface with 180+ scores a high possibility. Thus, choose up to 4 batsman and 2-3 all-rounders. Amongst bowlers, try to have a balance between spinners and pacers. Keemo Paul is an absolute steal at 8 credits.
DC vs MI Dream11 Prediction Team 1
Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Chris Morris, Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul.
DC vs MI Dream11 Prediction Team 2
Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Chris Morris, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada.