11 October, 2020
MI V/S DC (27TH Match ) Pre-Match Analysis (Today’s Match Prediction Dream 11 )
Dream11 IPL 2020: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy gaming Tips, Probable Playing XIs for MI - Mumbai vs DC - Delhi T20 Match at Sheik Zayed stadium 7:30 PM IST Sunday October 11
Head to Head
This Super Sunday will be a night to remember as the two best teams in the ongoing IPL 2020 will face off against each other. Yes, it’s the MI - Mumbai VS DC - Delhi on a Sunday night and everything just feels better now! Mumbai started off their campaign with a loss but then took a couple of games to regain the confidence of being a defending champion. Then it happened, and the whole points table got shuffled because Mumbai had climbed on top position in the league. At this point, their match rivals are placed at the number 1 spot and they are sitting at number 2, but this is where it gets interesting! Delhi is at the top with 10 points, but their Net Run Rate is lesser than that of Mumbai, so now, If Mumbai wins tonight they jump to number 1 again, if not Delhi keeps it and moves a bit more ahead in the league.
Mumbai has been firing some really good guns in the batting department and has been reckoned as the best batting unit so far, while their opponents DC - Delhi have been termed the best bowling attack in the league right now. So, this match is a clash of Titans and that too for the number 1 spot in the league. The Delhi batting line-up has also been fatal to its opponents and they have gained quite the popularity. They will face the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and James Pattison. The stakes of this match are so high that this may also go on to be the most watched match this season.
Both teams have faced each other on 24 occasions in the IPL so far, and both are tied at a 12-12-win record over each other. Delhi is not looking like a weak team anymore unlike previous editions, they have carried their momentum from their last year’s performance and are going really strong in the tournament. They are looking like a side that can win the title this year, but do they have what it takes to beat the four-time champions MI - Mumbai who are strong mentally having done it so many times. This match could be like a trailer for a big knock match in the league later on!
Here are some interesting facts to look at :
• Total number of matches played: 24
• Matches won by MI: 12
• Matches won by DC: 12
• Matched played in India: 21 (MI 12, DC 9)
• Matches played in UAE: 1 (MI 0, DC 1)
• MI average score against DC: 165
• DC average score against MI: 148
• Most runs for MI: 560 (Rohit Sharma)
• Most runs for DC: 219 (Rishabh Pant)
• Most wickets for MI: 11 (Jasprit Bumrah and Mitchell McClenaghan)
• Most wickets for DC: 3 (Harshal Patel)
• Most catches for MI: 7 (Kieron Pollard and Rohit Sharma)
• Most catches for DC: 5 (Rishabh Pant)
The match will be played at the Sheik Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Here, Teams batting first have an upper hand Usually. The pitch will be slow, and the ball does turn here a lot, so both teams will look to earn some extra runs at the beginning.
Moreover, dew will also play an important factor so whoever wins the toss will look to bat first. The ball will spin and also help the medium pacers as it has in the past, which is good news for the DC - Delhi, given the fact that they have some really good pacers in their line-up.
Defending champions Mumbai will be relying heavily on their top order as well and skipper Rohit sharma will have to fire with his bat along with partner Quinton De Kock who has looked in a below average form. Although the former is looking in a sublime form and is capable of taking the match away, the latter has failed to fire in the past and will have to find his feet soon. Suryakumar Yadav is looking strong in the middle while Ishan Kishan is in the form of his life and will look to strengthen the middle order. Then, there are Pandya brothers and Kieron Pollard. This looks like a dangerous batting attack and the if they click, we may see a high-scoring match tonight at the Abu Dhabi stadium.
This is always best thing about the DC - Delhi, their batting line-up looks strong on paper as they have four strong Indian batsmen in their batting line-up with the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane. Ajinkya has not found a place in the playing XI but may find one tonight. Shimron Hetmyer has started to pick up some pace. Shikhar is looking good after last few matches so that’s good news. They also have a handy all-rounder in the form of Marcus Stoinis who has done phenomenally well for them in the past, so the middle-order looks strong enough.
Their bowling department is looking strong enough to take on the DC - Delhi. Jasprit Bumrah has displayed why he is the best bowler in the world as he has been maintaining a low economy throughout and will be their go-to bowler in the death overs, there is no doubt about that. He’ll be accompanied by Trent boult and James Pattison who are doing exceptionally, given their last outings. They have Rahul Chahar in the spin department accompanied by Anukul Roy and Jayant Yadav. It will be interesting to see how they pick their mix of spinners on this spinning pitch. DC - Delhi have a lot of hitters in their batting line-up so it will be hard to contain them.
When it comes to bowling DC - Delhi are the team to look at. At this point one can say that because they indeed are the most fitted bowling side in this edition. They have already got some exceptional talent in this department. Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje have done really well to keep the team afoot along with Marcus Stoinis firing some loose Cannons. Amit Mishra has been refreshing to watch this season as well youngster Avesh Khan. The good news is that Ravichandran Ashwin has joined the party and is a serious threat. Also, it will be interesting to see if they bring in Ishant Sharma in this contest to strengthen the line-up.
Probable Playing XI :
• Rohit Sharma (c)
• Quinton de Kock (WK)
• Suryakumar Yadav
• Ishan Kishan
• Hardik Pandya
• Kieron Pollard
• Krunal Pandya
• James Pattinson
• Rahul Chahar
• Trent Boult
• Jasprit Bumrah
• Prithvi Shaw
• Shikhar Dhawan
• Shreyas Iyer (c)
• Rishabh Pant (WK)
• Marcus Stoinis
• Shimron Hetmyer
• Axar Pate
• Harshal Patel
• R Ashwin
• Kagiso Rabada
• Anrich Nortje
Mumbai have looked phenomenal in the tournament and have lost just two matches so far. The good thing is that their batting has picked up some pace and now everybody is contributing which makes them an extraordinarily strong batting line-up. Not many teams have been able to contain them till now, and if there is one team that can not only contain them but also take crucial wickets, that would be Delhi. Delhi has been in sublime form when it comes to their bowling attack, They have all the guns ready in their arsenal from spin to pace, from Ashwin to Rabada.
Delhi has won 5 out of their 6 games and will be riding on that confidence while Mumbai will be looking to end their winning-run and claim the number one spot. Both teams look hungry here and it is really hard to put your fingers on one team.
Sportswhoop’s pick for tonight: DC - Delhi
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