Mumbai Indians take on Delhi Capitals in the 51st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 on Saturday (October 31) in Dubai. As Mumbai Indians have qualified for the playoffs, this match doesn’t carry much importance for them. But it will help them to maintain their confidence.
Notably, their captain Rohit Sharma has not featured in the last three matches. There is no clarity over his seriousness of the injury, and it has increased controversy as fans are asking for transparency on the matter. However, the franchise has not released any official statement on his injury update.
Here, let’s take a look at Mumbai Indians predicted playing XI against Delhi Capitals:
Quinton de Kock:
Quinton de Kock, the wicketkeeper-batsman, has scored 6 and 18 runs in the last two matches. He will look to play a big knock against Delhi Capitals. Overall, he has scored 392 runs in 12 matches at a healthy strike rate of 143.29
2. Ishan Kishan:
As Rohit Sharma’s availability is still not cleared, Ishan Kishan is likely to open the innings with de Kock in coming matches. Against CSK, he had set up a match-winning partnership with the wicketkeeper-batsman to take the game home.
3. Suryakumar Yadav:
Batting at number three position, Suryakumar Yadav stood until the last ball of the game to seal the deal for MI against RCB. While chasing 167 runs target, the 30-year-old scored 79* off 43 balls, striking three four and one six. So, until he is in the crease, Mumbai Indians can win the game from any point.
4. Saurabh Tiwary:
Saurabh Tiwary, who has been criticized for his fitness, has played decent knocks for Mumbai Indians. In his four innings, he has amassed 102 runs. The middle-order batsman will want to improve his run tally against Delhi Capitals.
5. Hardik Pandya:
Hardik Pandya went berserk against Rajasthan Royals after Mumbai Indians lost five wickets. He smacked 60 runs off 21 balls, striking seven sixes and two fours. However, in the last match, he lost his wicket early after hitting two sixes.
6. Kieron Pollard:
Currently, Kieron Pollard is captaining Mumbai Indians and has led them to two victories out of three. He is one of the biggest pillars of the franchise. Although coming to bat at lower-order, he has not got many balls to face but has maintained the strike rate of 200.00. In 12 matches, he has scored 218 runs at an average of 109.00.
7. Krunal Pandya:
The spin bowling allrounder Krunal Pandya has contributed significantly with both bat and ball in all the matches. He is an integral part of the team and will be expected to guide Mumbai Indians to victories.
8. Rahul Chahar:
Rahul Chahar is the only in and out spinner that is playing for Mumbai Indians this season. He has given valuable contribution picking wickets of Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu and another crucial batsman to give a breakthrough to the team. Overall, he has picked up 14 wickets in 12 matches.
9. Trent Boult:
Playing maiden season for Mumbai Indians, Trent Boult has become a crucial part of the team. With the new ball, he has produced magical spells to give a good start to the team.
After he could not contribute to MI’s win against KXIP, he demolished CSK’s top-order to restrict them to 114 runs. In the last match, he leaked 40 runs in his four-over while picked the wicket of Chris Morris.
10. James Pattinson:
James Pattinson is the replacement of Lasith Malinga in the Mumbai Indians squad. Having a huge responsibility to fill up the space of Malinga, Pattinson has performed exceptionally in nine matches.
In the last match against RCB, he was expensive and therefore, also not bowled his full four overs quota. He conceded 35 runs in three matches and went wicketless.
11. Jasprit Bumrah:
The world-class bowler Jasprit Bumrah is the trump card for any captain. In the last match against RCB, he turned the table for Mumbai Indians, picking two back to back wickets of Krunal Pandya and Devdutt Padikkal.
Overall, he has, so far, snared 20 wickets in 12 matches at the economy rate of 7.18.