DC vs MI Dream11: It’s the clash of the titans in the IPL 2020. Delhi Capitals will take on the mighty Mumbai Indians in the 51st match. As the tournament is approaching its business end, the race for the playoffs is getting even more interesting. So expect a tight match on the cards here at Dubai.
Delhi Capitals looked brilliant in the opening half of the tournament but seem to have lost their way in the second half. They need to win atleast one of their remaining two games in order to confirm their qualification. Their strong batting order suddenly looks a bit shaken now. Shikhar Dhawan has been excellent but his opening partner is not fixed yet as Ajinkya Rahane has failed to make his opportunities count so far. Skipper Shreyas Iyer hasn’t played a match winning innings in the last few games and Rishabh Pant has struggled to get going since coming from injury. Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada have been impressive in the fast bowling department. Though Rabada was expensive in the last game, but his form should not be much of a concern for Delhi. Expect Ricky Ponting’s men to come hard at Mumbai in this game.
Mumbai Indians on the other hand, have confirmed their qualification into the playoffs. They are the only team to do that so. They have been clinical so far whether it’s their batting or bowling. Quinton de Kock has scored consistently at the top and despite missing their captain Rohit Sharma, MI has won games. Their uncapped Indian batsmen like Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have done well. Jasprit Bumrah has led the bowling attack exceptionally well and has picked up 20 wickets in just 12 games. Trent Boult has constantly picked up wickets with the new ball while young Rahul Chahar has picked up some big wickets in the middle. They will look to be ruthless and confirm their spot in the top two.
DC vs MI Prediction Match Details
Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians
Indian Premier League 2020
31 October 2020 at 3:30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Brief score of the last result at the venue: CSK 178/4 (20 overs) beat KKR 172/5 by 6 wickets.
Points Table Standings: DC 3, MI 1
Pitch Report: The pitch looked good for batting in the last game. There was dew so the ball came into the bat quite nicely. But this is a day game, so expect the pitch to be little slow during the first innings. The ball will come onto the bat nicely during the second innings. The temperature for tomorrow’s game will be 33 degrees which will test the fitness levels of the players and there is no chance of rain.
DC Team News
Injury update, unavailability- There are no injury concerns for Delhi in their squad and they are likely to go with the best possible eleven.
Expected team changes- Delhi lost the last match badly and almost everyone in the eleven had a poor game. But this is the eleven that has given them the success too. So expect no changes in their team for this game.
DC vs MI Playing 11:
DC Playing 11 (probable)
Shreyas Iyer (C)
Rishabh Pant (wk)
MI Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Rohit Sharma is set to miss this game too though he was seen practicing in the nets. His unavailability means Kieron Pollard will continue to be the skipper of Mumbai and Saurabh Tiwary gets another chance in the middle order. Other than this, there are no injury concerns in the MI camp.
Expected Team Changes- James Pattinson conceded 35 in 3 overs in the last game. Nathan Coulter-Nile can replace him as he provides extra security with the bat lower down the order. Other than this, no more changes are expected in the Mumbai lineup.
MI Playing 11 (probable)
Quinton de Kock (wk)
Kieron Pollard (C)
James Pattinson/ Nathan Coulter-Nile
Mumbai Indians look a better and well balanced team of the two. They are at the top of the table and will have no pressure as they have already qualified for the playoffs. Despite missing Rohit at the top, they have found ways of winning. Delhi Capitals, on the other hand are on a 3-match losing streak and need a win here. If they win, they will join MI in the playoffs. They will have to play out of their skin to challenge MI in this DC vs MI today match prediction.
DC vs MI Dream11 Prediction Captain, Differential Picks
Shikhar Dhawan- He has been in tremendous form this season and is No.2 on the orange cap list. He is averaging 52 at a strike rate of 147 this season. He scored 69 off 52 in the reverse fixture vs MI.
Rishabh Pant- Pant has not been in great touch this season but he will fancy the legspinner and left arm spinner in this game. He did not play the reverse fixture vs MI but has aggregated 219 runs from 7 games at a strike rate of 168 against them.
Anrich Nortje- Nortje is having a great tournament so far. Alongside Rabada, he has been exceptional and has bowled at a searing pace to trouble the batsmen. He will be crucial against a powerful MI top order and had figures of 0 for 28 in 4 overs in the reverse fixture vs MI.
Quinton de Kock- The wicketkeeper batsman has shown excellent consistency this season. He has scored 392 runs this season at an average of 39. He scored 53 off 36 in the reverse fixture vs DC.
Suryakumar Yadav- He is having a tremendous season so far and has won Mumbai a lot of games on his own. He is striking at 155 at an average of 40 and scored a brilliant 53 off 32 balls in the reverse fixture vs DC.
Jasprit Bumrah- Bumrah has been the second highest wicket taker so far this season with 20 wickets from 12 matches. He has been spot on at the death and had decent figures of 0 for 26 in 4 overs in the reverse fixture.
Trent Boult- Boult has been one of the best new ball bowlers this season because of his ability to pick up wickets in his first spell. He has 17 wickets in 12 matches and picked up 1 for 36 in the reverse fixture vs DC.
Kagiso Rabada- Rabada had a poor outing last time around and surprisingly went for 54 in his 4 overs. Expect him to come back strongly in this match and pick up wickets. He is the leading wicket taker so far with 23 wickets in 12 games and had figures of 2 for 28 in the reverse fixture. He can be a crucial pick in the DC vs MI Dream11 tips.
Hardik Pandya- Hardik has looked in good touch but has played just 1 half century to show. He is averaging 34 at a strike rate of 174 this season. He got out for a duck in the reverse fixture but has looked in great touch in the last few games.