Here we are as Mumbai Indians face Delhi Capitals in the first Qualifier in Dubai after continuous cricket action in the last couple of weeks. The winner of this match gets a ticket to the final.

Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians finished as the top two teams in the points table having strong playing XI’s and sufficient strong back-up players on the bench. Throughout the IPL league stage Mumbai played like defending champions, Delhi Capitals faltered more than Mumbai Indians on their way to the playoffs.

In the League stages, both the teams were exposed to their vulnerabilities. Mumbai Indians are going into this match after losing their last encounter with Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Delhi Capitals on the other hand is going into this match after winning their last encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore, to ensure they remain as 2nd best team in league stages.

Head to Head:-

In the last five encounters, including the two in IPL 2020, MI has won three times.

In the previous two encounters, Mumbai Indian’s have both the time defeated Delhi capitals.

In the first game of MI vs DC, Delhi Capitals scored 162/4 with help of Shikhar Dhawan’s knock of 69 runs which was chased down by Mumbai Indians with five wickets in hand.

In News:-

Rohit Sharma will be leading the team, considering him back in the last game didn’t look in trouble along with Boult, Bumrah, and H Pandya.

R Ashwin went off the field as soon as he completed his quota of four overs against the Royal Challengers. He bowled in the nets on the eve of the Qualifier, so expect him to be in action.

Probable XIs

Mumbai Indians:- Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (capt), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Burma

Delhi Capitals:- Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (capt), Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, R Ashwin, Daniel Sams, Anrich Nortje


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