The defending champions are all set to cross swords with the Delhi Daredevils in their must win game. This is the last chance for Mumbai to keep their playoff chances alive. Meanwhile, Delhi encountered a massive victory against CSK the last night. Hence, Delhi’s squad will be a threat to Mumbai. Find the dd vs mi Fantasy Cricket preview of DD vs MI below.
Overall: Matches – 21
Delhi Daredevils – 10
Mumbai Indians – 11
Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Feroz Shah Kotla is a slow pitch. Though it is a batsman’s paradise, spinners will also have an upper hand.
|Matches won batting first||31|
|Matches won bowling first||34|
|Average 1st Inns scores||163|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||148|
|Highest total recorded||231/4 (20 Ov) by DD vs KXIP|
|Lowest total recorded||66/10 (13.4 Ov) by DD vs MI|
|Highest score chased||214/3 (17.3 Ov) by DD vs GL|
|Lowest score defended||118/4 (11 Ov) by DD vs KXIP|
(The above stats only include the IPL matches played at Feroz Shah Kotla)
Fantasy Cricket Preview
Delhi could bring in Gautam Gambhir to open along with Prithvi Shaw. This match may even be the last game for the Indian veteran. Shreyas Iyer who faltered against CSK needs to buckle down. Glenn Maxwell has blown hot and cold this season. If Delhi likes to try their benched players, Maxwell might be rested. Harshal Patel was phenomenal with the bat and ball in DD’s last match. His fiery shots and spell with the ball are likely to continue. Avesh Khan was disappointing in the last few games. Hence, Mohammad Shami could replace him.
The opening partnership of Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis has been good. They will have to set the pace for Mumbai on the slow wicket at Kotla. Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma need to buckle down as it is a do-or-die situation for MI. Kieron Pollard regained his form against KXIP; but he needs to sustain the same. Hardik Pandya still needs to work hard with the bat and ball, particularly for a crucial match like this. Mitchell McClenaghan helps his team at crunching situations. Jasprit Bumrah proves to be the star bowler for Mumbai, especially at death overs. The squad is likely to be the same.
Probable Playing 11
|Prithvi Shaw||Suryakumar Yadav|
|Gautam Gambhir||Evin Lewis|
|Shreyas Iyer (C)||Ishan Kishan (wk)|
|Rishabh Pant (WK)||Rohit Sharma (capt)|
|Vijay Shankar||Kieron Pollard|
|Abhishek Sharma||Krunal Pandya|
|Sandeep Lamichhane||Hardik Pandya|
|Amit Mishra||Ben Cutting|
|Trent Boult||Mitchell McClenaghan|
|Harshal Patel||Mayank Markande|
|Mohammad Shami||Jasprit Bumrah|