An enthralling contest is on the cards as Delhi Capitals take on Mumbai Indians in the 51st match of the Indian Premier League. The match will be played on the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai and is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM local time.
As we move in the business end of the tournament, every match from here on stands of utmost importance. Mumbai Indians with 8 victories in 12 matches have already secured a place in the playoffs but for Delhi, they are sliding down the hill big time. They were cruising in the initial part of the tournament but having lost their last three games on the trot, find themself in a very tricky situation. They need to win one of their remaining two games to certain a place in the playoffs. And it’s not only about qualifying for the playoffs, both teams would want to finish in the top two to get that extra cushion in case they have an off day in in the qualifier 1. For Delhi, Mumbai will be a hard nut to crack, even without Rohit Sharma. Each and every player in the Mumbai camp looks to be at the peak of his form.
Delhi on the other hand has completely lost the momentum in the last few games. At the half way mark, Delhi was ruling the points table but now face a tricky situation where they need to win both their matches to finish in the top two. It’s not just the losses but the magnitude of the losses that will be worrying Shreyas Iyer. Delhi’s major issue has been their batting which has looked clumsy of late. Apart from Shikhar Dhawan all the other batsmen seem to be struggling with the lack of pace in the wickets. Their bowlers too are not hitting the right notes in the last few games. Delhi certainly would not want to lose this opportunity of making it through to the finals. For them, if they’re to emerge victorious against Mumbai, they’ll need to bring their A game into play. Overall, it’s building up for an enthralling contest but looking at Delhi’s form, Mumbai are big favourites to win the game.
Date – 31 oct 2020
Time – 15:30:00, GMT +5:30
Venue-Dubai Cricket Stadium – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Winner- Mumbai Indians
DC vs MI Toss Prediction
Toss will be crucial as dew is becoming a big factor in the last few games. Teams winning the toss will most probably bowl first.
The weather in will be hot and humid with temperatures touching high thirties.
After so many games, the pitch looks exhausted. Its slow and low nature will make it hard for the batsmen to play their shots.
Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing 11
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tushar Deshpande
Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing 11
Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard (c), Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Dream 11 Team