Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians, 51st T20 Match Prediction2020-11-01
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE
Delhi Capitals aim to secure playoff berth in IPL
Expect Mumbai Indians to qualify for the IPL playoffs.
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Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians will be lock horns in the 51st match of 2020 Indian Premier League to be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
In their previous match, Delhi Capitals were completely outplayed by Sunrisers Hyderabad in all three departments. With two games remaining, Delhi Capitals will need to atleast one game in order to seal in the playoffs of the competition.
On the other hand, Jaspreet Bumrah splendid bowling performance followed by Suryakumar Yadav excellent batting helped Mumbai register five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mumbai Indians will be looking to playing their strongest XI for this fixture.
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Delhi Capitals will be looking to bring their A-game to table after suffering 88-run hammering in their last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday. The side will need to make amends after losing their last three games on the bounce in the competition.
In the batting department, the team will be depending on in-form opener Shikhar Dhawan to lead from the front, as till now, he is Delhi’s leading run-getter in the tournament with 471 runs in 11 matches at an average of 45.85.
Besides Dhawan, Captain Shreyas Iyer has produced crucial scores for the side this season. In 12 matches, Shreyas Iyer accumulated 389 runs at an average of 35.36 with two half-centuries to his name.
In the bowling department, pacer Kagiso Rabada will be leading Delhi’s bowling efforts as he has already managed to claim 23 wickets, and he will be supported by Anrich Nortje, who claimed 15 wickets so far this season.
Anrich Nortje, Shreyas Iyer, Praveen Dubey, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Prithvi Shaw, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan
The franchise has already sealed their place in the playoffs of the competition after comfortably brushing aside Royal Challengers Bangalore in the previous game.
For this game, Mumbai Indians will rely on their inform openers Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan to do bulk of the scoring for the side. The duo failed to capitalize on their good starts against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Defending Champions Mumbai Indians will be hoping that the openers can produce big scores for this game. So far this season, opener Quinton De Kock and Suryakumar Yadav have scored 392 and 362 with averages of 39.20 and 40.22 respectively.
Against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Suryakumar Yadav was the star performer with the bat and smashed unbeaten 79 runs off 43 balls with the help of 10 fours and 3 sixes. Besides Suryakumar, Ishan Kishan and Quinton de Kock produced scores of 25 and 18 respectively.
In the bowling department, pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been Mumbai Indians’ leading wicker this so far this season with 20 wickets from 12 matches at an average of 17.25. In the previous game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Jasprit Bumrah was the standout bowler for Mumbai Indians and finished with figures of 3 for 14 in his four overs.
Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar and pacer Trent Boult were expensive in the game played against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The duo conceded ten runs an over and claimed one wicket each.
Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, SS Tiwary, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, SA Yadav, Jayant Yadav
|Q de Kock||18||19||0||1||94.74|
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||25||0 mm.||2.23 k/h||From: NE||2%|
|03h||25||0 mm.||2.64 k/h||From: ESE||0%|
|06h||28||0 mm.||1.02 k/h||From: E||0%|
|09h||29||0 mm.||4.35 k/h||From: NW||0%|
|12h||29||0 mm.||5.86 k/h||From: NW||0%|
|15h||27||0 mm.||4.11 k/h||From: N||0%|
|18h||26||0 mm.||2.28 k/h||From: NE||0%|
|21h||25||0 mm.||1.6 k/h||From: NNE||0%|
The wicket prepared for the game will be good for batting. The weather forecast for Saturday’s game is going to be clear skies throughout the evening.
In the previous meeting between the two teams, Mumbai Indians registered a comfortable win over Delhi Capitals.
The side that wins the toss, would be looking to bowl first. The wicket might be a little sluggish in the first half. All the three day matches played at Dubai have been won by sides batting second.
Based on recent performances, Mumbai Indians will be favorites to win their game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. With the likes of Jaspreet Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav delivering the goods, Mumbai Indians will be looking to build some winning momentum before the knockout stages.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals will have to bat exceedingly well and deliver a collective performance against Mumbai Indians.
Expect Mumbai Indians to qualify for the IPL playoffs.
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