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Match Preview – Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals, Indian Premier League 2020 2020, 27th Match

2:12 PM ET

  • Alagappan Muthu

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This is the match everyone’s been waiting around for. The two finest teams in the tournament sq. off and there are match-winners correct down the line-ups.

Come for Prithvi Shaw’s rasping back foot shots. Keep for Rohit Sharma’s languid sixes. Scream for Jasprit Bumrah’s searing yorkers. Gasp at Kagiso Rabada’s limitless ability. Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals. Two of the most proficient and tactical teams just take to the field in Abu Dhabi on Sunday night and it is going to be glorious.

Likely XIs

Mumbai Indians: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Rohit Sharma (capt), 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Ishan Kishan, 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 Kieron Pollard, 7 Krunal Pandya, eight James Pattinson, 9 Rahul Chahar, 10 Trent Boult, eleven Jasprit Bumrah

Delhi Capitals: 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Prithvi Shaw, 3 Shreyas Iyer (capt), 4 Rishabh Pant (wk), 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 Axar Patel, eight Harshal Patel, 9 R Ashwin, 10 Kagiso Rabada, eleven Anrich Nortje

Strategy punts

  • There is always a circumstance for Kieron Pollard to be promoted up the Mumbai buy and it is further solid listed here. He has been obliterating spin this year 10 of his 12 sixes and 90 of his a hundred and sixty operates have come towards them. Strike level of 250. Capitals have been the strongest spin assault in IPL 2020 (13 wickets at an financial system level of 6) but even they are probable to have hassle. If issues go undesirable, they will have to convert to Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje and that could mean their two specific pacers have fewer overs to bowl at the demise.

  • Rohit Sharma is owning an great tournament. He’s currently hit two fifties – which is all he managed about the total study course of each individual of the 2018 and 2019 IPLs – and he appears to be like established for much more, specifically because he returns to a ground where by he is been forty nine and hanging at a hundred and fifty. But the Capitals have a number of favourable match-ups towards the Mumbai captain. Rabada: 34 balls, 39 operates, just one dismissal, Axar Patel: 28 balls, 21 operates, just one dismissal and Harshal Patel: 19 balls, 24 operates, two dismissals.

Stats that make a difference

  • Mumbai have been the finest hitters in between overs 16 and twenty (strike level 235).

  • And nonetheless Capitals is not going to be fazed for the reason that they have a established of bowlers who have totally taken command of the back close of each and every one match. (financial system level 9.5)

  • Rabada, for case in point, has taken much more demise-overs wickets (eleven) than the total Rajasthan Royals workforce (eight).

  • Capitals are not small of ability either. They have Marcus Stoinis, who has a balls for each boundary level of 3.eight this year. Only Pollard has long gone much better.

  • Away from the highlight, Rahul Chahar is rapidly getting to be just one of Mumbai’s most trustworthy performers. So excellent has he been that he requires only two wickets – currently on seven from 6 game titles – to go previous Rashid Khan and come to be IPL 2020’s most profitable spinner.

  • Axar Patel has an financial system level of 4.5 just after 5 matches played. It is the finest by anyone who has bowled a minimum amount of 12 deliveries in the tournament. He is nonetheless to concede a 6.