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MI V/S DC (Qualifier 1 ) Pre-Match Analysis (Today’s Match Prediction Dream 11 )

Dream11 IPL 2020: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy gaming Tips, Probable Playing XIs for Mumbai Indians  vs Delhi Capitals T20 Match at Dubai International stadium 7:30 PM IST Thursday November 5th

Head to Head

What an intense league that turned out to be! Did we ever think that in midst of this global pandemic that a game of cricket could take place with all the precautions? Never! But we witnessed not just one match, but an intense battle among 8 teams for almost One and a half months for the most prestigious title in professional cricket. Its hard to believe that the league has finally concluded, and we are just ahead of the 1st Qualifier! All the teams fought valiantly, and in the end 4 teams made it to the top as per the rules. The first qualifier is to be played between the Delhi Capitals and the Mumbai Indians! The Mumbai side has a formidable line-up and is quite used to situations like these as they have already won the title 4 times in IPL history, while their opponents would be more than happy to make it to the playoffs here. The Delhi-side may come across to many as an underdog team trying to prove it against the biggies, but if you look at their numbers, you may change your opinion after all. The stage is set, the teams are ready, and we can only count hours, minutes, and seconds up to the big match tonight! May the best team prevail! 

History 

Both teams have faced each other on 25 occasions in the IPL so far, and both are tied at a 13-12-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 Mumbai Indians who are strong mentally having done it so many times. This match could be like a trailer for a big final in the league later on!

Here are some interesting facts to look at : 

Total number of matches played: 25

Matches won by MI: 13

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)


Pitch Conditions 
The match will be played at the Dubai International Stadium. 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 Delhi Capitals, given the fact that they have some really good pacers in their line-up.

Batting 
MI :
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 Dubai International stadium.

DC :
This is always best thing about the Delhi Capitals, 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.

Bowling 
MI: 
Their bowling department is looking strong enough to take on the Delhi capitals. 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. Delhi capitals have a lot of hitters in their batting line-up so it will be hard to contain them. 

DC :
When it comes to bowling Delhi capitals 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 : 

MI V/S DC (Qualifier 1 ) Pre-Match Analysis (Today’s Match Prediction Dream 11 )

Match Prediction 

Mumbai have looked phenomenal in the tournament, but they will also keep in mind that they have just lost a match against the SRH. The good thing is that their batting has picked up pace and now every batsman right till the tail end 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 8 out of their 14 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 : Delhi Capitals`