Cricket match date: 18th April 2019
Cricket match time: 8:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2019
Team A: DC
Team B: MI
Team A Captain: Shreyas Iyer
Team B Captain: Rohit Sharma
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Cricket Match Preview:
This is now turning out to be the best Indian Premier League tournament for Delhi Capitals (DC) in a while. With 5 wins out of their 8 cricket games, they are extremely well placed at the second spot on the points table. It is hard to remember when they were at such a good position halfway in the tournament. Mumbai Indians (MI) too, are well placed in the third position on the points table with the same number of wins as Delhi, but slightly inferior run-rate.
The kind of dominance MI seem to have overall the teams is hard to understand since in their last three games of cricket against Delhi, they have lost all the games. Delhi are one of those rare teams who has enjoyed consistent success against Mumbai. The brand of cricket that Delhi are currently playing is enough to trouble any opponent. Kolkata Knight Riders found that out twice in the competition already after being beaten twice by Delhi.
However, MI will not be a pushover. Although their opener and skipper Rohit Sharma hasn’t managed to hit the prime form, they have still managed to win the games courtesy of the lethal combination of Hardik Pandya and Keiron Pollard. With them at the crease, no target seems to be too much for Mumbai. Their bowling too, is not easy to get away as RCB found in the last cricket game, where despite AB de Villiers’ half-century, RCB could not get away from Mumbai.
Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, seem to be following the same mantra. In Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant and Colin Munro, they have three dangerous strikers of the cricket ball. Their bowling led by Kagiso Rabada has been in excellent health. Rabada is the highest wicket-taker in the competition and with him at the helm of the affair, no side will be comfortable chasing anything against Delhi.
Cricket Match Information:
DC and MI will take on each other for the second time in this year IPL. In the first cricket game between the two sides, Delhi defeated Mumbai at their home ground. As of now, Delhi are at the second position on the points table, whereas Mumbai are in the third position.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
DC are being led by young batsman Shreyas Iyer. They are having a great time so far in the competition and would like to consolidate on their position further. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of DC’s playing XI:
- Shreyas Iyer
- Rishabh Pant
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Prithvi Shaw
- Colin Munro
- Axar Patel
- Colin Munro
- R Tewatia
- Ishant Sharma
- Kagiso Rabada
- Amit Mishra
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
MI are being led by Rohit Sharma this year as well. He has led Mumbai towards victory on three occasions. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Here is our prediction of MI’s playing XI:
- Rohit Sharma
- Quinton de Kock
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Hardik Pandya
- Krunal Pandya
- Keiron Pollard
- Ishan Kishan
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Rahul Chahar
- Jason Behrendorff
- Lasith Malinga
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Rishabh Pant has been left out of the Indian cricket team squad of the world cup. He will be disappointed and fired up about it and might just make Mumbai Indians pay for it. Our prediction is of a fiery knock from the young man.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The pitch in Delhi hasn’t been to the taste of Delhi Capitals. Their away record has been far better compared to their home record this season. Delhi would ideally want a good pitch where their batsmen can play their shots and their bowlers like Rabada can make the opposition batsmen dance to his tune. Our prediction is of a score of around 160. Conditions are expected to be hot and dry.
MI will begin this game of cricket as favourites. DC have been in good form but haven’t played on their home ground. Hence, our prediction is of Mumbai Indians victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Rishabh Pant (DC) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Jasprit Bumrah (MI) -2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Rishabh Pant (DC)
Delhi Capitals – 2.15
Mumnbai Indians – 1.64
*odds may change anytime