Welcome to the preview Delhi vs Mumbai Match Preview of Indian T20 Premier League 2020.
Third-placed Delhi will square off against table-toppers Mumbai in the first game of the weekend. While Team Mumbai has made it to the playoffs, Delhi is just one win away from confirming a spot in the second round. They will be in contention to qualify for the second round even if they lose both the ties but will need blessings of other teams in that case.
While both the groups are in the top portion of the focuses table, Mumbai has just equipped for the end of the season games. Then, Delhi, who is on the third right on the money the focuses table subsequent to making sure about 7 dominates from 12 matches, will be hoping to join Mumbai at the end of the season games.
Match: Delhi vs Mumbai
Date: 31st Oct 2020; 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Captain Shreyas Iyer suddenly looks bereft of ideas. But fortunately for Delhi, no other team has motored away either. Hence, they still have a good chance to finish in the top two, if they win their remaining two matches.
So, the contest against the already qualified Mumbai becomes extremely crucial. Mumbai might look to rest a few players having secured qualification and that could give Delhi a good chance to hit back. Delhi’s bowlers have leaked a lot of runs in the last two matches and they have been dismal while chasing. Perhaps a change of script is needed. But the toss is not in their hands.
Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma’s absence hasn’t affected the team’s success rate. The Mumbai’s captain is unlikely to feature in the playing XI for now. With eight wins and four defeats from 12 matches, Mumbai sits at the top spot. Another win will confirm a top-two finish for them. The four-time champions have two wins from three matches under stand-in captain, Kieron Pollard.
Dubai pitch is a balanced pitch. Initially, the bowlers can get swing with the new ball here but after that, the swing stops, and the batsmen can play the shots openly.
Delhi Possible XI
Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Enrich Nortje, Tushar Deshpande
Mumbai Possible XI
Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwari, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard (captain), Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jaspreet Bumrah