Match Number 27 of the Dream11 IPL is anticipated to be a cracker of a contest as second placed Mumbai Indians (MI) take on table toppers Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Both sides have ample firepower in their respective camps who can have a major say in the game ahead. Let's take a look at a few of those player who are expected to have a major say.
The Mumbai Indians skipper is one of the most decisive batsmen in white ball cricket and has played quite a few good knocks in the current season of the IPL. Rohit Sharma has scored 211 runs from the last six appearances, which includes two fifties and a strike rate of 145.51. Not getting the early wicket of Rohit Sharma could lead to some serious damage for the Capitals.
Marcus Stoinis has been one of the buys of the season. The Delhi Capitals have benefited to a unanimous level as the all-rounder has scored 162 runs from the last six appearances, which includes two fifties, an average of 40.50, as well as a strike rate of 176.08. Other than that, Stoinis has also proved to be handy with the ball in hand and has scalped five wickets in the process.
The spearhead fast bowler has been at his usual best for the Mumbai Indians this season. Jasprit Bumrah has picked up 11 wickets from the l ast six games with an economy of eight. Tagged as one of the finest fast bowlers in modern day cricket, Bumrah will be keen on carrying on his terrific run for Mumbai.
The current Purple Cap holder and rightly so. Kagiso Rabada has been a real asset for the Delhi Capitals ever since becoming a part of the franchise in 2017. The South African international has grown from strength to strength in the IPL and has now scalped 15 wickets from the last six games for Delhi. Having Kagiso Rabada in any team guarantees you wickets galore.
The veteran Mumbai Indians batsman has been one of the central figures for his side in the past decade or so. Pollard has once again displayed his power hitting abilities this season by striking 163 runs from 78 deliveries that he's faced in the tournament so far. Other than that, Kieron Pollard has a strike rate of 208.87 and has also picked up two wickets in the process. He's considered as one of the fielders and has taken several blinders to make that claim.
Though Kagiso Rabada might have the limelight, Anrich Nortje has provide adequate support with his pace, bounce and swing for the Delhi Capitals. Nortje consistently clocks 145 clicks and has also picked up eight wickets from the last six appearances at an economy of 7. We could once again expect Anrich Nortje to have an impact in the game ahead.