The 51st match of IPL-13 is being played between Delhi Capitals and record four-time champions Mumbai Indians in search of their first title. Mumbai captain Kieran Pollard won the toss at Dubai International Stadium and decided to field first.
Such is Playing-XI
Delhi Capitals – Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Harshal Patel, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin and Enrique Norte
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock (wk), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwari, Krunal Pandya, Kairan Pollard (c), Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Kulper-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult and Jaspreet Bumrah
Major Changes in Playing-XI
Delhi Capitals team captain Shreyas Iyer said that three changes have been made in Playing-XI. Praveen Dubey will debut while Harshal Patel and Prithvi Shaw are making a comeback. At the same time, two changes were also made to the Mumbai team. Hardik Pandya is rested while Pattinson is out. Jayant Yadav and Nathan Kuppter Nile have been included in the team in his place.
Delhi Capitals had 14 points in their account only after 9 matches, but then their rhythm deteriorated and they had to lose in consecutive matches. Delhi need just one win to ensure a place in the playoffs.
Becoming Mumbai’s Target Table Topper
After the loss to Kolkata Knight Riders against Chennai Super Kings on Thursday, Mumbai were confirmed in the playoffs. The team is at the top with 16 points. His run rate is also better than the goats, so his place in the top-2 is also confirmed. If she defeats Delhi, then her table topper will also be almost certain.
The road is not easy for Delhi
After this match, Delhi team will face Royal Challengers Bangalore, captained by Virat Kohli. Bangalore have so far won 7 matches on par with Delhi, so both the matches are going to be tough for Shreyas Iyer’s team. A loss in these matches could also close his door to the playoffs. So, this match has become like do or die for him.
Face to face
A total of 25 matches have been played between Delhi and Mumbai so far and Mumbai leads the way with a win of 13. Delhi has won 12 matches.