Match Preview(MI vs DC):
Dream11 IPL 2020 finally has entered into the business end now. After a lot of thrilling and exciting contests in the league stages. What could be more interesting than six teams fighting for a spot in playoffs till the end of the tournament? While Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challenger Bangalore making it to the final four of the Playoffs.
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Qualifier 1 of Dream11 IPL2020 will be played between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, Delhi who is clearly eyeing to open their account in the list of IPL Winners. The match will be played on Thursday, 5th November at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. Action will begin in the usual timings of evening games i.e., 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL.
Shreyas Iyer led Delhi Capitals has shown their calibre in the first half of the tournament. The later phase did not go as planned, loosing back to back games in a trot. Delhi in his last five games just managed to get a single win. That win came against Royal Challenger Bangalore which put them in 2nd spot of the points table.
The yet to become champions would definitely come up with a master plan against mighty Mumbai in order to get a direct ticket to the final of the IPL on 10th November. Prithivi Shaw is definitely not in the best flow at the moment, just been able to score 228 in 12 games.
Few changes in the last game proved out positive for them. Ajinkya Rahane coming in at number 3 giving them necessary momentum after a poor start. Axer Patel and Daniel Sams have provided enough depth in bowling as well as in batting. Though Danial Samas was expensive last night but the combination gets almost perfect with the inclusion of the Australian.
Anrich Nortje hitting the balls at right length is a good sign for Delhi Capitals. Rabada’s form will be crucial for them. Shreyas Iyer will also look to score big for his side in order to defeat robust Mumbai.
The four-time champions are on song this IPL. They have a smooth IPL journey this edition. Mumbai Indians performance has been consistent this season. Producing a different match-winner in every other game is their strength.
The last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad did not go their way, probably the worst defeat this season for them. Given that they benched their key matchwinners, Bumrah, Boult and Pandya were given rest to overcome workload. This also broke their momentum to a certain extent. But Mumbai will be full of confidence in the game against DC to get one step closer to their 5th IPL Trophy.
A good sign for Mumbai is that their skipper is back to lead the team. Rohit got injured with a hamstring injury in the match against Kings XI Punjab which went for double super over. The Mumbai skipper has recovered well and is completely fine now. Also, Kieron Pollard is constantly smashing balls out of the park and produced match-winning knock for MI.
Head to Head(MI vs DC):
Match Played : 25 | Mumbai : 13 | Delhi : 12
Probable XI(MI vs DC):
Shreyas Iyer (c), Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Alex Carey, Mohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Tushar Deshpande, Rishabh Pant, Harshal Patel, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Daniel Sams.
Rohit Sharma, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Pattison, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult.
Fantasy Tips(MI vs DC):
Quinton de Kock(wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Marcus Stoinis, Rahul Chahar, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.