Delhi Capitals will be on loggerheads with Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League (IPL) on this Saturday. This match is very important for Delhi Capitals to qualify for playoffs. The Mumbai Indians have already gone through to the knockout stages. However, they will want to ensure a top finish. This will be a battle for positions too.
Delhi Capitals have won seven games in IPL and lost five games so far in this season of IPL. They fell from the first position to third position in the points table after their consecutive three losses in recent games. With these losses, their campaign fell in jeopardy.
Skipper Shreyas Iyer amassed 389 runs from 12 IPL matches. Form of opener Ajinkya Rahane and wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is a thing of concern for Delhi Capitals management. They can drop Ajinkya Rahane for Prithvi Shaw for this game. South African pacer Kagiso Rabada bagged the highest wickets in this season of IPL, 23 wickets form 12 IPL games. Speedster Anrich Notje took 15 wickets from 11 games. They would want to beat Mumbai Indians in this game to seal their spot in playoffs.
Mumbai Indians are leading the point-table of IPL 2020 and they are already qualified for playoffs. So they can their fringe players in this game.
Skipper Rohit Sharma missed last three games due to injury. He can return in eleven in place of Saurabh Tiwari. Indian batsman Ishan Kishan played brilliantly in the last games at the opening position. Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav scored match-winning knock in the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was awarded as Man of the Match in the same game. Their spearhead of bowling attack Jasprit Bumrah bagged three wickets in the last game. He is the second-highest wicket-taker in this season of IPL. He snared 20 wickets from 12 IPL games. Finishers Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard are in very good form. All-roudner Krunal Pandya is also in good form. Kiwi pacer Trent Boult and James Pattinson are bowling well. Trent Boult bagged 17 wickets from 12 IPL games. Leggie Rahul Chahar proved himself impressive in this season of IPL.
They would want to defeat Delhi Capitals in this game to so they can remain on top of the points table
These two teams played each other 11 times in the last five years where Mumbai Indians won six games while Delhi Capitals won remaining five games.
Mumbai Indians are more likely to win this match as they are more balanced side.
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Date and Time:
Saturday, October 31, 2020, 3.30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
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