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DC vs MI Preview Dream11. Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians Preview Dream11 Prediction

Preview co-written by N.S. Shekhawat

A battle between two top four teams. Mumbai will take on Delhi in Delhi. DC have won their last three matches to sit in second, and MI are right up behind them in third. It promises to be an interesting match up indeed.

Delhi Capitals, apart from the occasional stutters, have been strong in IPL 2019. This is reflective in their league position, sitting second behind CSK. With CSK’s loss yesterday, DC have the chance to close the gap and also consolidate their top two spot. Colin Munro played a handy knock last game, Keemo Paul has something to offer and others in the side know their role. After a magnificent victory over MI in their first game of the tournament, can DC do it again?

Indeed, the big question in this game is whether Mumbai Indians can break a hoodoo. Currently separated from DC only by net run rate, they have won only three of nine matches at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. They are doing well in IPL 2019, but their middle overs batting is a problem. Whether it is strike rotation or boundary hitting, they aren’t quite nailing what they aim to achieve between overs seven and 15. Can they overcome this and beat DC to leapfrog them into second?

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Key to a DC win

DC have won three straight matches, all away from home. Their home form has been underwhelming, winning one of three games, of which was a Super Over win vs KKR. A key factor to this home record has been the inability of their batsmen to get going on the slower pitches. With Colin Ingram possibly unavailable due to paternity leave, plenty rests on the top order to put on a good showing against MI’s pace trio of Jason Behrendhorff, Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah. If the pitch aids spin, MI might not play all three of their main quicks, but that takes nothing away from the responsibility facing Shikhar Dhawan (with a fine 97 recently), Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant.

Kagiso Rabada is the current Purple Cap holder with an amazing 17 wickets at 14.06, followed by Chris Morris who has 11 wickets in six matches at 16.27. So, can DC’s bowlers outplay MI’s batsmen in the powerplay? This period has been a source of joy for MI in IPL 2019. If the red-hot Kagiso Rabada and co. can enjoy a strong start, it sets DC up beautifully for those middle overs where MI have struggled a little this season. Last game man-of-the-match Keemo Paul and the spinners can look to increase the pressure on Rohit Sharma’s men, which can then result in Shreyas Iyer turning to Kagiso Rabada to target Hardik Pandya with the Indian all-rounder left with plenty to do. Plenty of talk has been centred around Andre Russell this season, but Hardik Pandya has also made finishing look easy.

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Key to a MI win

Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock have made strong starts for MI in the past couple of games. Their powerplay efforts in the past two games read 67/0 vs RCB and 57/0 vs RR. In addition to their flying starts, MI bat at an economy rate of 12.42 in the death overs. With these stats, you could very well assume that they would be sitting top of the league. However, their middle overs batting has been a concern. Rohit Sharma needs to convert his starts. Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Krunal Pandya are their strengths in the middle order, and need to step up. Ishan Kishan’s approach was good against RCB, playing spin relatively well which will be key on the Delhi track. With Pollard and Hardik Pandya showing they can hit a ball a long way in IPL 2019, a solid platform in the powerplay and middle overs will be key.

Also, can Rahul Chahar deliver the goods in Delhi? Plenty of attention will be on the trio of Bumrah, Behrendhorff and Malinga, but MI’s spinners will also be key. Krunal Pandya, who hasn’t been at his best, needs to step up. So too Jasprit Bumrah, who despite bowling economically, has not taken the wickets expected of him. Can MI get the better of DC’s top order?

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Possible Playing 11

Could DC look at picking Sandeep Lamichhane for this game?

DC: 1. Shikhar Dhawan, 2. Prithvi Shaw, 3. Colin Munro, 4. Shreyas Iyer (c), 5. Rishabh Pant (wk), 6. Chris Morris, 7. Keemo Paul, 8. Axar Patel, 9. Kagiso Rabada, 10. Amit Mishra, 11. Ishant Sharma

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MI: 1. Quinton de Kock (wk), 2. Rohit Sharma (c), 3. Suryakumar Yadav, 4. Ishan Kishan, 5. Krunal Pandya, 6. Hardik Pandya, 7. Kieron Pollard, 8. Jason Behrendoff, 9. Rahul Chahar, 10. Lasith Malinga, 11. Jasprit Bumrah

Dream11 Prediction

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Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 23, DC 12, MI 11.
  • DC have won six of nine matches vs MI in Delhi. Since 2013, they have won five of six games vs MI at this ground.
  • Rishabh Pant hit 78* (27) in DC’s opening game vs MI in IPL 2019.
  • MI at the death: 12.42 per over (best in league).
  • DC at the death: 8.79 per over (worst in league).

Match Prediction

A game where anything is possible.

N.S. Shekhawat believes DC will win due to greater balance in their side at the moment. With their strong home form vs MI, as well as confidence behind them, I also back DC to win.

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Thanks for reading!

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