Table-toppers Delhi Capitals face-off against Mumbai Indians in a top of the table clash on a super Sunday in the IPL.
DC, led by a marvelous Shreyas Iyer are on top of their game with everything clicking for them at once. Their only concern could be their peaking too early in the tournament.
Mumbai Indians possess one of the best teams in the league for some years now and they have continued with the winning trend. Blessed with supremely talented all-rounders and one of the best opening pairs, they are the team to beat.
DC has now won three in a row to lead the standings. In their previous game, they thrashed Rajasthan Royals in a dominant performance to post their fifth win of the season.
In an interesting turn of events, MI also overcame Rajasthan Royals in their previous game. Surya Kumar Yadav was in his element as he scored an unbeaten 79 to lead MI to a comfortable 57 run victory.
Both sides are fighting to be on top of the table and they would try to give their all. Two Mumbaikars, Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer have also been the most impressive captains out there and they would give their best to claim the bragging rights.
Match Toss Time: 17:30 Local (19:00 IST)
Match Start Time: 18:00 Local (19:30 IST)
Match Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The weather in the capital city will be scorching hot with the temperature hovering around 35 degrees Celsius. There is absolutely no chance of rain and we can look forward to some entertaining cricketing action.
Humidity is expected to be around 50 percent, which would make the task of players a bit difficult.
MI is more accustomed to this ground and pitch as they have already played four matches compared to one of Delhi Capitals.
The pitch is pretty good to bat on as evidenced by decent scores being put on the scoreboard in this IPL. Bowlers would look to bowl with the crossed seam and use their slower variations to good effect to curtail the batsmen.
Dew is expected to play a part but its impact has not been what we expected it to be. The team winning the toss, however, will definitely look to bat second to assess the conditions and chase a set target.
It's the case of why change something if it’s working so smoothly for DC. Shreyas Iyer would go in with the winning combination barring some last-minute injury.
Rohit Sharma is not a big fan of tinkering with his line-up and MI will also go with an unchanged side.
Probable Playing Xl
Mumbai Indians (MI): Quinto de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (C), Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Delhi Capitals (DC): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R. Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel, Anrich Nortje
KXIP vs RCB Fantasy Team
Quinton de Kock (wk), Prithvi Shaw, Rohit Sharma (C), Shreyas Iyer (vc), Surya Kumar Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, R. Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Anrich Nortje
Captain Picks: Rohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw
Vice-captain Picks: Shreyas Iyer, Kagiso Rabada
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