Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals, 27th T20 Match Prediction2020-10-12
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Man of the Match: Quinton de Kock
Table-toppers Delhi Capitals will take on the mettlesome Mumbai Indians.
We predict MI to register a comprehensive win against DC.
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Mumbai Indians will try to knock Delhi Capitals out of their top spot in the second match of the doubleheader on Sunday at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Mumbai Indians have won 3 out of 4 matches played at Abu Dhabi. MI are in top form after putting a strong show against RR, whom they defeated by 57 runs after scoring a total of 193 runs. There are 4 bowlers from MI in the list of top 10 wicket-takers.
Delhi Capitals are playing to their full potential this year. They are at the top of the table with 5 wins and a healthy net run rate of +1.267. They posted a good total of 184 runs even after the top order crumbled and won the match by 46 runs. Bowlers were outstanding as they bowled out the opponent for just 138 runs at Sharjah.
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Mumbai Indians will be happy with the start they got in this IPL. They are currently holding the second spot with 4 wins in 6 matches. The fast bowlers of MI look insurmountable with their unbelievable bowling in the last 4 matches.
Rohit Sharma is in good touch and has scored 211 runs in 6 matches. Southpaw Quinton de Kock needs to find his form as he is yet to score something big. Suryakumar Yadav won the man of the match for his extraordinary 79 runs off 47 deliveries against RR. He has accumulated 180 runs in 6 matches with a strike rate of 152.54. Left-handed Ishan Kishan hasn't scored much after his 99 runs against RCB. Hardik Pandya was brilliant against RR and scored a quick 30 runs off 19 balls.
MI must be a happy side with an impeccable bowling attack. Four MI bowlers feature in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list. Bumrah, Boult, and Pattinson have picked up 30 wickets in 6 matches in unison. Bumrah picked up 4 wickets for 20 runs in his 4 overs spell. Boult and Pattinson took 2 wickets each in their 4 overs spell. Rahul Chahar is nowhere down, he has managed to take 7 wickets in 6 matches with an economy below 8 runs an over.
Jasprit Bumrah is the leading wicket-taker with 11 wickets in 6 matches. Rohit Sharma is the leading run-scorer with 211 runs in 6 matches at an average of 35.16.
Key players: Rohit Sharma, Trent Boult, and Jasprit Bumrah
James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, SA Yadav
Delhi Capitals are looking fearless as they are winning comprehensively against every other team. The top order had scored the bulk of the runs in this edition before they failed against RR. Opener Shikhar Dhawan got out cheaply for 5 runs whereas Prithvi Shaw got a good start but couldn't capitalize and got out on 19 runs. Shreyas Iyer was timing the shots perfectly but had to depart on 22(18) after a direct hit. He is the leading scorer for DC in this tournament.
The middle-order showed some courage after the top order failed. All-rounder Marcus Stoinis batted well for his 39 runs off 30 balls. He is in some exceptional form as he scored 162 runs in 6 matches with a strike rate of 176.08. Shimron Hetmeyer got a chance to bat early and scored a fiery 45 runs off 24 balls.
The bowling was phenomenal against RR and was able to defend 184 runs on a small ground like Sharjah. Ravichandran Ashwin got 2 wickets for just 22 runs in his 4 overs. Marcus Stoinis scalped 2 wickets in 2 overs taking his wickets tally to 5 in 6 matches. Axar Patel was magnificent and scored 17(8) and also took a wicket in the only over he bowled. Rabada was the pick of the bowlers again for his 3 wickets in 4 overs. Shreyas Iyer is the leading run-scorer with 203 runs in 6 matches and Kagiso Rabada is the leading wicket-taker with 15 wickets in 6 matches.
Key players: Marcus Stoinis, Kagiso Rabada, and Shreyash Iyer.
Anrich Nortje, Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Carey, Ravichandran Ashwin, Prithvi Shaw, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis, Shikhar Dhawan, Axar Patel
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||30||0 mm.||6.66 k/h||From: NNW||0%|
|03h||30||0 mm.||5.44 k/h||From: NNW||0%|
|06h||31||0 mm.||5.27 k/h||From: N||0%|
|09h||31||0 mm.||4.64 k/h||From: N||0%|
|12h||31||0 mm.||7.03 k/h||From: NW||0%|
|15h||31||0 mm.||7.79 k/h||From: NW||0%|
|18h||30||0 mm.||6.49 k/h||From: NNW||0%|
|21h||30||0 mm.||5.71 k/h||From: NNW||0%|
Apart from the dew coming in, the ambience is perfect for a good cricket match. The temperature will be around 26°C and the wind flow will be 18km/hr on average.
Mumbai Indians have a good record at this ground. Out of 4 matches, they have won 3 at this venue. Bigger boundaries make it difficult to hit sixes at will while catching becomes difficult due to the unconventional lights of the stadium.
Teams have chosen to field first at this ground due to the dew factor that plays a role in the second innings. But MI have batted first here and won 3 matches. DC have played only one game and lost after bowling first. So, batting first should be the choice after winning the toss.
Both the teams are playing their best cricket this year, be it their bowling or batting they have displayed the same brilliance on the field. But, MI have won 3 matches at Abu Dhabi and understand the pitch much better than DC do, so adjusting with the lengths and choosing the shots will be difficult for DC but not for MI. Beating MI at Abu Dhabi will be a hard nut crack for DC.
We predict MI to register a comprehensive win against DC.
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