The first qualifier of IPL 2020 will be played between the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
The four-time title-holder Mumbai Indians would be quite upset after their 10-wicket defeat to SunRisers Hyderabad on Tuesday. A plus point for defending champions is the return of their captain Rohit Sharma, who missed four matches due to hamstring injury.
However, Rohit Sharma returned to the pavilion quite early while playing against the SunRisers Hyderabad on Tuesday.
Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, would be aiming to continue their winning momentum against Rohit Sharma and Co on Thursday. DC defeated Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets to finish second in the points table. This win will definitely boost their morale.
Mumbai’s top order has done well. The young Ishan Kishan (428 runs) has emerged as his leading batsman. Quinton de Kock (443 runs) will be ready to continue their superb form. After this, Suryakumar Yadav (410 runs) played his role well. Hardik Pandya (241 runs), Kieron Pollard (259 runs) and Krunal Pandya (95), who is adept at playing long shots, have shown their skills well when needed.
On the other hand, Ajinkya Rahane’s return to form is a good sign for Delhi. He played a match-winning inning of 60 against RCB. Shikhar Dhawan (525) is in excellent form but needs support from other batsmen as well. Delhi’s biggest concern is the form of Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant, who have not yet met expectations.
Match: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Delhi Capitals (DC), Qualifier 1
Date: 4th November 2020
Time: 7:30 PM (IST) / 14:00 (GMT) / 6:00 PM (Local Time)
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
This pitch has seen relatively high-scoring matches in IPL 2020. Although there is some swing on offer for the pacers, the batsmen have done well to notch up scores of over 170 on a regular basis. It doesn’t offer much help to spinners.
It will be cool in Dubai with a temperature hovering around 28 to 29 degree Celsius. There will be no chances of rain spoiling the game.
MI vs DC Head-to-Head
- Total Matches Played: 26
- Mumbai Indians (MI) Won: 14
- Delhi Capitals (DC) Won: 12
- No Results: 0
Dream11 Probable Playing 11
Probable Playing 11 for Dream11 IPL 2020, Qualifier 1 – Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
Predicted Playing 11 for Mumbai Indians:
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah.
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.
Dream11 IPL 2020, MI vs DC 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 & Mumbai Indians Squads
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.
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 vs Delhi Capitals Qualifier 1 Broadcast Details
- Match Timings: 7:30 PM IST | 6:00 PM Local Time
- TV: Star Sports Network
- Live Streaming: Disney + Hotstar VIP