MI vs DC Match Preview

The Mumbai Indians' batting performance has been disappointing, with 3 batsmen getting out for a golden duck in their recent match against the Rajasthan Royals, resulting in a 6-wicket loss. However, there is no shortage of talent in the team, and players like Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and Dewald Brevis are expected to perform better soon.

In addition, the team has reliable finishers in Tim David and Hardik Pandya, who can accelerate the scoring rate in the final overs.

While the bowlers have been decent, they need to work on their consistency. Jasprit Bumrah and Gerald Coetzee, the new-ball pair, have only taken 3 wickets each so far. Akash Madhwal, who played his first match of the season on Monday, bowled impressively by taking 3 wickets for just 20 runs.

Delhi will rely on the opening duo of David Warner and Prithvi Shaw to provide them with a strong start in this match. While Warner has displayed glimpses of his powerful hitting abilities, he has yet to play a match-winning innings. Similarly, Mitchell Marsh, Abhishek Porel, and Prithvi Shaw have all shown promise at the beginning of their innings but have failed to convert it into a substantial score.

Rishabh Pant has been exceptional, particularly considering that this marks his return to competitive cricket after nearly 18 months. Pant has contributed two half-centuries to the team's total and will be a crucial player in the middle order alongside Tristan Stubbs.

Turning our attention to the bowling department, Khaleel Ahmed has emerged as the leading wicket-taker for the team, having claimed six wickets so far. He has received decent support from Ishant Sharma and Anrich Nortje. However, the spinners will need to maintain discipline in terms of their line and length, as Axar Patel has been struggling to find his best form. The absence of Kuldeep Yadav from the playing eleven is a significant loss for the team.


Weather Report

The weather is expected to be warm and humid with temperatures of around 33 degrees. 


Pitch Report

The pitch is expected to be hard and will offer plenty of bounce. There are some patches of green grass that the quicker bowlers might be able to exploit. The spinners will need to be spot-on with their line and length. The team batting first will aim for over 180 runs. 


Notable stats

Akash Madhwal: One to Watch Out For

Akash Madhwal has picked up 17 wickets from his first 9 matches in the IPL. It is the second-best performance by an Indian bowler in that regard. Madhwal has a strike rate of 9.35 and an economy rate of 7.62.

Team News

Suryakumar Yadav has linked up with MI ahead of this match. However, his availability for selection is not yet confirmed. 


MI vs DC Probable 11

MI Playing 11

  • Ishan Kishan (Wk)
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Tilak Varma
  • Dewald Brevis
  • Hardik Pandya (C)
  • Tim David
  • Gerald Coetzee
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Kwena Maphaka
  • Piyush Chawla
  • Akash Madhwal

DC Playing 11

  • Rishabh Pant (C)
  • Prithvi Shaw
  • David Warner
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Tristan Stubbs
  • Axar Patel
  • Rasikh Salam
  • Sumit Kumar
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Khaleel Ahmed
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Delhi Capitals to win this match. While not in the best of forms, they have played better compared to the Mumbai Indians. The latter is the only franchise that has yet to win a match and will likely continue to struggle. 


Top Picks

Jasprit Bumrah: Mumbai Indians’ premier fast bowler, Bumrah has picked up 148 wickets in his IPL career at an average of 24.34 and a strike rate of 19.01.

Rishabh Pant: Rishabh Pant is the leading run-scorer for Delhi this season with 152 runs scored at a strike rate of 158.33.

Khaleel Ahmed: Among the top 5 wicket-takers of the season, Ahmed has 6 wickets against his name at a strike rate of 16.00 and an average of 21.83. 


MI vs DC Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: R Pant

Batters: R Sharma, D Warner (C), T Varma, T Stubbs

All-rounders: M Marsh (VC), A Patel

Bowlers: J Bumrah, I Sharma, A Madhwal, K Ahmed

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