The 51st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
The defending champions Mumbai Indians have secured a place in the playoffs and would like to consolidate their position at the top by winning their next match against Delhi Capitals. The Chennai Super Kings’ six-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Thursday virtually sealed Mumbai’s place in the playoffs.
The defending champions Mumbai Indians currently holds 16 points and their net run rate is also commendable, they are almost certain to remain in the top two. Despite three consecutive defeats against Kings XI Punjab, KKR and Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals are third on the points table with 14 points from 12 matches. The last two matches are not going to be easy as they will face Mumbai and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the top two teams of the tournament. If Delhi loses their last two matches, then they can be out from the playoffs race.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, appears to be stronger on paper. Having confirmed their place in the playoffs, now the team will play without any pressure. Regular captain Rohit Sharma missed the last three matches due to a hamstring injury and is likely to be out of the match. However, the team management has not given any updates regarding his injury.
Mumbai beat RCB by five wickets in the last match and that could create problems for Delhi Capitals. Mumbai batsmen and bowlers are making their full contribution and they are unlikely to make changes in their playing XI. In contrast, the performance of Delhi batsmen in the last few matches was not favourable to the team. In the last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, their batsmen appeared under pressure and were dismissed for 131 in front of the target of 220 runs. Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje are bowling well but they are not getting the expected support from the rest of the bowlers.
- Match: Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Mumbai Indians (MI), Match 51
- Date: 31th October 2020
- Time: 3:30 PM (IST) / 10:00 (GMT) / 2:00 PM (Local Time)
- Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
The pitch at Dubai has been a decent one. Chasing sides have done better in the afternoon. Considering the fact that this game is an afternoon fixture, both teams will ideally want to bat first although the conditions shouldn’t change much during the game.
It will be a sunny day in Dubai with a temperature between 30-32 degree Celsius during the match. There will be no chances of rain spoiling the game.
DC vs MI Head-To-Head
- Total Matches Played: 25
- Delhi Capitals (DC) Won: 12
- Mumbai Indians (MI) Won: 13
- No Result: 0
Probable Playing 11
Probable Playing 11 for Dream11 IPL 2020, Match Number 51 – Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
Predicted Playing 11 for Delhi Capitals:
Shreyas Iyer (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Tushar Deshpande.
Predicted Playing 11 for Mumbai Indians:
Kieron Pollard (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah.
Dream11 IPL 2020, DC vs CSK Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: Quinton de Kock, Rishabh Pant
- Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan
- All-Rounders: Kieron Pollard, Axar Patel
- Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada and Rahul Chahar .
- Captain: Quinton de Kock
- Vice-Captain: Kagiso Rabada
Delhi Capitals & Chennai Super Kings Squads
Delhi Capitals (DC):
Shreyas Iyer (C), Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer and Tushar Deshpande.
Mumbai Indians (MI):
Rohit Sharma (C), Saurabh Tiwary, Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Anukul Roy, Prince Balwant Rai, Sherfane Rutherford, Jasprit Bumrah, James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Mitchell McClenaghan, Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare, Digvijay Deshmukh and Mohsin Khan.
Match Timings: 3:30 PM IST | 2:00 PM Local Time
TV: Star Sports Network
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