The thrill of IPL 2020 is at its peak now or at the last stop. The tournament’s 56 league matches are over, now it’s the turn of the playoffs. The first qualifier table topper is being played in Mumbai between Mumbai Indians and second-placed team Delhi Capitals.
Expected Playing XI
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Rohit Sharma (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishaan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar and Jaspreet Bumrah.
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada and Enrich Nortje.
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Head to head
- Total Matches 26
- Mi won 14
- Dc won 12
- Untied tie 0
- Batting: MI- Quinton Deacock (14 matches, 443 runs), DC- Shikhar Dhawan (14 matches, 525 runs)
- Boling: MI- Jaspreet Bumrah (13 matches, 23 wickets), DC- Kagiso Rabada (14 matches, 25 wickets)
Return of hitman
The positive aspect for the Mumbai team is the return of its captain Rohit Sharma, who missed four matches due to hamstring. The star batsman, however, returned to the pavilion early against the Sunrisers. The defending champions have aggressive batsmen and excellent bowlers, but their batsmen could not play against the Sunrisers.
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DC’s middle order failed
Delhi’s middle order has failed to perform as expected. He has been mainly dependent on one or two players. Mumbai’s top order has performed well. Young Ishaan Kishan (428 runs) has emerged as his leading batsman. At the same time, Quinton De Kock (443 runs) will be ready to continue his superb form. After this, Suryakumar Yadav (410 runs) played his role well.