MI vs DC Dream11: The league stage of the IPL 2020 has ended and it’s time for the big games now. It’s the first qualifier and Mumbai Indians are ready to face Delhi Capitals. Mumbai Indians dominated the league stage and were the first team to qualify for the playoffs. The balance of their team allows them to adapt to various situations and conditions. Despite missing their skipper Rohit Sharma for a no. of matches, they were able to win games and confirm the top spot. Suryakumar Yadav has been a revelation at No.3 and Ishan Kishan has been superb with his six hitting ability. The bowling, led by Jasprit Bumrah has shown their ability to destroy any opposition. Despite losing their last league game, MI will look to play with full strength and book another place in the final.
Delhi Capitals, on the other hand started off the season very similarly to Mumbai but lost their way in between. They lost 4 out of their last 5 games, but the last win against RCB must have given them the confidence they required so badly. Shikhar Dhawan has led the batting and has been the top run scorer for his team. The middle order has looked off color in the last few games but the form of Ajinkya Rahane in the last game was a big relief. Delhi will look for their middle order to fire of they are challenge Mumbai. The bowling is Delhi’s strength and DC will rely on Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje to put up a good show against an in-form MI batting line-up.
Fixture name: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals
Competition: Indian Premier League 2020
Date: 5 November 2020
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Ground: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Kolkata Knight Riders 191/7 beat Rajasthan Royals 131/9 by 60 runs.
MI (recent last) W L W W L, DC (recent last) L L L L W
Points Table Standings in league stage: MI 1, DC 2
Pitch Report: The pitch in Dubai looks fairly good for batting. We have seen the trend in the last few matches that it gets fairly difficult for the team fielding second because of the dew. So expect the team winning the toss to field first. In the last game played here, KKR showed that if big runs are put on the board in the first innings, pressure can get to the chasing side despite the dew. So expect some runs being scored from two good batting sides. The temperature will fall down to around 22 degrees during the evening and there is no forecast for rain.
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MI Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Rohit Sharma came back to play in the last game after the hamstring injury. He is likely to play this game unless there are some serious injury concerns at the last minute. All the other players are available for selection.
Expected team changes- Hardik Pandya is expected to come back into the side in place of Saurabh Tiwary after being rested for the last two games. Bumrah and Boult will also slot back into the side after being rested in the last game. They can replace Kulkarni and Pattinson.
MI Playing 11 (probable)
Quinton de Kock (wk)
Rohit Sharma (C)
DC Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Delhi doesn’t have any recent injury concerns and all their players are available for selection.
Expected team changes- DC have been troubled with Shaw’s form at the top of the order and Rahane scored a sedate half-century in the last game. But they are unlikely to change their playing 11 from the last game and that means Rahane will play as a cushion to the batting order once again. This also allows them to bring in the left armer Daniel Sams which bolsters their fast bowling.
DC Playing 11 (probable)
Shreyas Iyer (C)
Rishabh Pant (wk)
MI vs DC Today Match Prediction: Who will win today match
Mumbai Indians look a better side and favorites to win this game despite losing its last game by 10 wickets. Both the sides were expected to reach the playoffs this season given their strong squads. MI have played to their potential whereas Delhi lost their way in the mid of the tournament before getting past the line in the last match. MI have beaten DC in both the league matches which will keep them in good stead. Their main players are likely to come back for this match and their bowling led by Bumrah will test Delhi’s scratchy batting order. Delhi will have to play to their full potential to get past Mumbai in this MI vs DC Today Match Prediction. Expect a cracking contest between two best fast bowling attacks of the tournament.
Quinton de Kock– De Kock has been the top scorer for MI this season. He has been timing the new ball superbly and is giving quick starts to Mumbai consistently. He is one to watch out in the powerplay.
de Kock this tournament: Runs 443, Avg. 37
de Kock against DC this season: Runs 79, Avg. 39.5
Jasprit Bumrah- Bumrah has been an essential component in this MI lineup. His importance to the team can be seen in the way MI struggled to pick up wickets in the last match in his absence. He is a genuine wicket taker and will be extremely crucial at the death.
Bumrah this tournament: Wickets 23, Bowl Avg. 15.73
Bumrah against DC this season: Wickets 3, Bowl Avg. 14.33
Trent Boult- Boult has been one of the silent performers for MI this season. He has picked up crucial wickets with the new ball and has laid the foundation of a good bowling performance.
Boult this tournament: Wickets 20, Avg. 20.90
Boult against DC this season: Wickets 4, Avg. 14.25
Shikhar Dhawan- Dhawan has been the standout performer for DC with the bat this season. He is right up there at the third position and will be essential to his team’s chances against a quality attack.
Dhawan this tournament: Runs 525, Avg. 47.72
Dhawan against MI this season: Runs 69, Avg. 69
Shreyas Iyer- This might be the game where the DC skipper may come to his own. He hasn’t got going after a fairly good first half. But he is a big match player and will be relied upon on a good batting wicket.
Iyer this tournament: Runs 421, Avg. 32.38
Iyer against MI this season: Runs 67, Avg. 33.5
Kagiso Rabada- The purple cap holder is the premier wicket taker for DC. He bowls equally well with the new ball as well as with the old ball. He is in a great wicket taking form this season and will look to add more wickets to his tally. His Yorkers at the death will be crucial against quality finishers of Mumbai.
Rabada this tournament: Wickets 25, Bowl Avg. 17.80
Rabada against MI this season: Wickets 2, Bowl Avg. 27.5
Suryakumar Yadav- Surya has been one of the reasons why Mumbai has done so well this season. His ability to find boundaries at ease makes him a player to watch out for in this DC vs MI Dream11 prediction. He has the ability to play all around the ground with fluency.
Yadav this tournament: Runs 410, Avg. 41
Yadav against DC this season: Runs 65, Avg. 65
Ravichandran Ashwin- He might not have had a great tournament, but Ashwin is a big match player and can be crucial against a team which has a few left handers in their lineup. He can get the new ball in this match and can play an important role against the likes of de Kock.
Ashwin this tournament: Wickets 10, Bowl Avg. 30.10
Ashwin against MI this season: Wickets 1, Bowl Avg. 53