DC vs MI Match Preview – Feroz Shah Kotla is ready to host and witness a mouth-watering contest tonight. The second-placed Delhi Capitals (DC) will battle against the third-place Mumbai Indians (MI) here on Thursday to register another win to their name.
Both the teams are in sensational form right now and would wish to continue the same for the remaining matches of the tournament.
Despite losing three consecutive matches, the Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals are now on a winning track. They have won their last three games and are very high on confidence. However, all those three games were away matches. The strengths of Delhi Capitals are their potent bowling attack and top-order batting unit.
On the other hand, Rohit Sharma-captained Mumbai Indians are also on the higher side of credence with three wins in their last four matches.
MI is certainly one of the most balanced sides of the IPL, having in-form batsmen, powerful all-rounders, and lethal pace bowlers in the team. Hardik Pandya has been absolutely phenomenal throughout this season, and his consistency makes him the most reliable player of the camp.
To win this match, Delhi Capitals must definitely come up with a strong plan against this Indian all-rounder.
Talking about the last encounter between both these teams in this season of the IPL, who can forget that brilliant knock of 78* runs on 27 balls by Rishabh Pant. It was the first game for both the teams in this edition and Delhi Capitals had won the match at Wankhede.
Now, it’ll be very interesting to see, whether the Mumbai Indians avenge their defeat against Capitals or the hosts will continue their winning streak.
Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
The Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi will host the 34th game of IPL 12th between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians.
This match between both the teams will start at 08:00 PM local time tonight (02:30 GMT).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of IPL matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of DC vs MI on Hotstar.
The pitch at Kotla has been inconsistent in the tournament so far and is expected to behave indifferently tonight.
Average 1st Innings total at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi (last 5 Night IPL games): 162
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won 3, Lost 1
Delhi is one of the hottest cities in the country in summer. However, the temperature tonight is expected to be on the lower side with ratings of 25-28 degrees.
The level of humidity during the second half of the game will also get high up to the mark of 55%. Dew can also play a game-changing role in the encounter. Thus, both the captains will look to chase after winning the toss
Last 5 IPL Matches (most-recent match first)
The win/lose stats for both the teams are as follows;
Delhi Capitals: W, W, W, L, L
Mumbai Indians: W, L, W, W, W
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of the Delhi Capitals (DC) and Mumbai Indians (MI) for tonight’s match.
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Ishant Sharma
DC’s Bench Strength – Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Sherfane Rutherford, Bandaru Ayyappa, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Sandeep Lamicchane, Amit Mishra
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Krunal Pandya, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
MI’s Bench Strength – Yuvraj Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Pankaj Jaiswal, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Salam, Jayant Yadav, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Alzarri Joseph
Colin Ingram flew back to South Africa due to some personal reasons, and there is no news of his return yet. Thus, he might not play today’s match.
Also, Alzarri Joseph has been ruled out of the remaining tournament due to shoulder injury.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for tonight’s match of DC vs MI.
Captain Choices: Quinton de Kock, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma
Vice Captain Choices: Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, we carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every match to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues like Dream 11, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, 11 Wickets, Dot Ball, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for DC vs MI match.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Quinton de Kock (VC)
Batsman – Suryakumar Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer (C)
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Chris Morris
Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Lasith Malinga
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batsman – Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Ishan Kishan, Shikhar Dhawan (C), Prithvi Shaw, Kieron Pollard
All-Rounders – Chris Morris, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Jason Behrendorff
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between DC and MI is Shikhar Dhawan.
In his last 19 innings in IPL, Dhawan has scored 630 runs with an average of 41.94, in which 4 half-centuries are involved.
The record of chasing teams are better at Kotla, thus pick more batsmen from the chasing team (teams will be declared after toss).
Our Match Prediction:
Both the sides are balanced in all the departments and it’ll a close encounter tonight. But we predict Mumbai Indians to win this match against Delhi Capitals.
Current Points Table
Here is the current position of all teams in the points table.
Our Dream11 teams for yesterday’s match performed really well, and we hope you win small and grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips. Stay updated with Crickclassics to get the same for every match.
*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.