After their triumph over the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the Mumbai Indians (MI) have nearly sealed their spot in the IPL 2020 playoffs. With a net run pace of +1.186, it needs something really unpredictable to see them out of the Knock Out stage.
Their next match is against the Delhi Capitals (DC) on Saturday, October 31 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. In their last match, it was MI, who came out of victory in Abu Dhabi.
Mumbai has lost both their games in Dubai, decided in Super Over. Having lost the last three matches, DC will be eager to return to the winning path.
Pitch and playing conditions
The pitch in Dubai hasn’t been a truly fair one for batting and shot-making hasn’t been all that simple. The batsmen can squeeze the bowlers, getting some brisk runs in the powerplay. The track has somewhat, both for the pacers just as the spinners.
The playing conditions are going to stay very warm with the temperature around the 32 degrees Celsius mark. The dampness is required to be in the low 30s.
Playing combinations for both MI and DC
Mumbai Indians likely XI
Kieron Pollard (C), Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar.
Delhi Capitals likely XI
Shreyas Iyer (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.
Likely top Performers from both MI and DC
Quinton de Kock – Mumbai Indians
Quinton de Kock has prospered for the Mumbai-based establishment in the IPL 2020. In 12 matches, the left-handed batsman has 392 runs to show his endeavors. The South African cricketer has an average and strike-rate of 39.20 and 140 individually.
In the last game, he couldn’t exactly get moving. Yet, that he scored 53 the last time DC confronted MI would give de Kock a ton of certainty.
Shreyas Iyer – Delhi Capitals
Shreyas Iyer has glided around the batting order and went to the center after long during DC’s last game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Notwithstanding, he may again be going up the order, remembering the ability he has.
In 12 matches, the DC chief has 389 runs at an average and strike-rate of 35.36 and 127.54 individually. He indented his most elevated score against KKR.