Read this article for IPL match 34 - DC vs MI game analysis, DC vs MI Dream 11 team prediction, match summary, probable XI and more.
It will be a battle of equals when Delhi Capitals host Mumbai Indians at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium today. Both teams are coming into the game having registered convincing and consistent wins in their previous encounters and are also seated at 10 points each on the table.
While Delhi Capitals have been on a roll in recent times and won their last three games, Mumbai have been rather inconsistent. In their last three games, MI won against Kings XI Punjab, lost to Rajasthan Royals and won again in their last game against RCB.
DC vs MI: Focus on Kotla pitch as in-form DC play MI
It will be a different ball game as both teams will need to adapt well to the low and slow wicket at the Kotla. While Mumbai batsmen are used to playing on wickets where the ball comes on well to the bat, Delhi also boasts of primarily stroke makers like Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant. Adaptation will be the key for sure.
Delhi are otherwise starting to look like a team which is excelling at the right time and it would not come as a surprise if the three wins on the trot gives them the confidence to get the better of a Mumbai side which is also looking equally dangerous.
While they have quality bowlers in Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga and spinner Krunal Pandya, the batting has also looked good with skipper Rohit Sharma showing sparks of his talent, Quinton de Kock rising to the challenges at the top and Hardik Pandya looking to finish well as he gears up for the role of finisher for India in the showpiece event.
It will also be interesting to see the kind of wicket the curator is able to produce after the DC management made its position clear after losing to SRH in their last home game. It has been a while and the curator definitely had time to rework on the square. But clearly, speeding up the wicket will not be on the cards.
DC vs MI: Dream 11 Top 6 Picks
From the home team, Delhi Capitals, choose one their bowlers- Axar Patel who has shown consistent performance and is a great expert at the game. His game sense allows him to manipulate any situation in his favour. Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan on the other hand are great run scorers who are adept at batting, can offer a great performance to their teams and give an exciting twist to the match.
As for the contenders from outside, the Mumbai Indians, Pollard and Joseph are in fine touch. After the win against KXIP, Mumbai will carry the belief to win games from any situation, thanks to Pollard, who has single-handedly won matches for them. You can’t afford to not pick Pollard and Alzarri Joseph in your team today. Apart from them, Rohit Sharma is a player who is at the top of his form, despite the recent injury.
DC vs MI: Match Prediction
DC vs MI: Squads
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma, Colin Munro, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan, Amit Mishra, Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Harshal Patel, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Sherfane Rutherford, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasikh Salam, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, Evin Lewis, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Chahar, Mayank Markande, Barinder Sran, Jayant Yadav, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Pankaj Jaiswal
DC vs MI: Probable XI
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah