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[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Match Date:
24th March, Sunday
[icon name=”clock-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Match Timing:
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[icon name=”male” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Expected Crowd Turnout:
[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Match Venue:
|Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
A new name. A new logo. A New Jersey. But the million dollar question is whether the fate will also be ‘New’ for Delhi Capitals who have been one of the most underperforming teams in the IPL history.
As the Capital team start their campaign against the three-time champion Mumbai Indians at the mighty Wankhede Stadium, here is a is a detailed analysis of Sunday’s interesting contest between MI and DC.
[icon name=”key” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Key Players in form
MI- Rohit Sharma,
DC- Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra
[icon name=”cloud” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Weather Conditions
31℃, 46% humidity, Winds up to 19 km/hr.
[icon name=”circle” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Toss Advantage
Team batting second has won in four out of seven times last season.
Flat, Batting-Friendly. Although wind and humidity may offer help to bowlers.
[icon name=”map-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Venue Stats (2018)
Average Total: 167
Highest Total: 186/6 (MI)
Ground Size: Eden Gardens
Side Boundaries: 69 m, Down Boundary: 85 m, Back Boundary: 55 m
MI – Adam Milne (Heel), Lasith Malinga, Jason Behrendorff (international duty)
DC- Chris Morris (international duty)
[icon name=”home” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Home Advantage
[icon name=”handshake-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Head-to-Head
MI 11-11 DC (0 Draw)
Mumbai Indians Playing11
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah.
Delhi Capitals Playing11
Shreyas Iyer (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Trent Boult, Kagiso Rabada.
MI vs DC Prediction
The Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals will be an interesting battle between experience and young energy. One one hand, Mumbai Indians, with an average age of 26.5, have won three titles. On the other, Delhi Capitals, with youngsters like Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishabh Pant, don’t have anything but high spirits to show for.
.@MahelaJay: When we got Malinga in the auction, Sri Lanka Cricket gave us his availability schedule. The (domestic) tournament wasn't a part of that.— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 23, 2019
There's a conversation to be made. Once we get through that conversation, we'll know frankly what's happening.#CricketMeriJaan
However, things have gotten tricky for the hosts, with leading wicket-taker, Lasith Malinga opting out of the first few IPL matches along with Adam Milne, and Jason Behrendorff. While they will be on the lookout for a replacement to the injured New Zealand pacer Milne, Mumbai would hope that Malinga returns as soon as possible. Moreover, it will take some time for the local favourite Hardik Pandya to settle back into the squad having witnessed a couple of breakdowns in the last year. That apart, Mumbai Indians look pretty settled and raring to go.
Delhi Capitals, however, look the team to beat this season. Experience is what they fell short of in the last edition. Nonetheless, they made it a point to bring in experience in the form of Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma. On paper, they look a very balanced side. Add to that the absence of any injury, and Delhi Capitals would be a tough nut to crack- like the last year, when they defeated Mumbai twice.
If there is one team we would like to put our money on, it has to be Delhi Capitals.
Dream 11 Team 1:
Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Ishan Kishan, Prithvi Shaw, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma.
Dream 11 Team 2:
Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult.