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Delhi Capitals fast bowler Ishant Sharma (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@TN_Chronicle)
Delhi Capitals fast bowler Ishant Sharma (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@TN_Chronicle)
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IPL 2021: Ishant Sharma Fit To Play For Delhi Capitals

Ishant Sharma, Delhi Capitals pacer is fit to play in the remainder of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.

In what comes as a huge boost for the previous season’s runners-up Delhi Capitals ahead of the game against defending champions Mumbai Indians, pacer Ishant Sharma has been cleared to play in the remainder of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League.

Ishant Sharma fit to play in the IPL
Ishant Sharma fit to play in the IPL. Photo | BCCI (IPL)

Ishant Sharma Was Struggling With A Heel Niggle But Is Fit Now

Speaking to ANI, sources in the DC camp said that while Ishant Sharma was struggling with a heel niggle, he is now fit and ready to take the field.

“He was struggling with a heel niggle, but he is good to go now. Had to take it slow and easy as we have a long road ahead of us and he is an integral part of the bowling attack,” the source explained.

Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan (Courtesy by BCCI)

While Delhi has been impressive with two wins from three games, the fast bowlers haven’t been in top form with both Kagiso Rabada and Lukman Meriwala proving to be expensive in the last game against Punjab Kings.

In fact, Avesh Khan has been the only pacer who has impressed with his variations in all the games so far. And going into the game against defending champions Mumbai Indians, the DC unit will be happy to have Ishant Sharma available to play.

Ishant Sharma had played only 1 IPL match in 2020 after which he was sidelined with injury before recovering and playing against England in Tests after missing the Australia tour.

Shikhar Dhawan: Mumbai Indians Know Conditions In Chennai Well Having Played A Few Games There

Coming to the MI encounter, DC opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan reckons that the challenge for his side would be to switch on mentally on the Chennai wicket. Delhi Capitals has played all its three games at Wankhede Stadium and the side would now play its next two games at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

“MI has played 2-3 three over there before so they know the conditions, for us the challenge will be to switch on mentally according to the wicket and prepare our plan and just go and implement it and play with a positive mindset, aggression and look to win the game,” said Dhawan in a video posted on the official Twitter handle of Delhi Capitals.

Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw of Delhi Capitals during match 2 of the Vivo Indian Premier League. (Photo | ANI)
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw of Delhi Capitals during match 2 of the Vivo Indian Premier League. (Photo | ANI)

The Delhi Capitals qualified for the finals first time in IPL 2020 after twelve years of the start of this tournament and qualified for the IPL playoffs in 2019 for the first time in seven years.

While Delhi Capitals came into the match after beating Punjab Kings by six wickets at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai has recorded back-to-back victories by defending low totals in Chennai, something a formidable opponent like DC may not offer.

For Delhi Capitals, the biggest positive has been the form of Shikhar Dhawan, who is the leading scorer so far in the tournament with 186 runs. Shikhar Dhawan and young Prithvi Shaw form a lethal opening combination, but the Mumbaikar needs to convert his starts into big scores.

Their pace attack is led by South African Kagiso Rabada and Chris Woakes, and the two have been impressive so far. They have an additional option in Anrich Nortje, who has also joined the squad.

Delhi played four pacers in the game against Punjab, but in Chennai, they could play more spinners as the track is conducive for the slower bowlers. They have options in the experienced Amit Mishra, Pravin Dubey, and new recruit Shams Mulani, who can complement Ravichandran Ashwin.

Mumbai Indians Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Neesham, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Delhi Capitals Predicted XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (c&wk), Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Chris Woakes, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra

File photo of Anrich Nortje. | BCCI / Sportzpics
File photo of Anrich Nortje. | BCCI / Sportzpics
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None Can Underestimate Any Franchise In IPL 2021: Anrich Nortje

Anrich Nortje, Delhi Capitals pacer believes one cannot underestimate any of the franchises in the IPL. The South African added that every team is capable of producing a match-winning performance ahead of his side’s upcoming encounter against the Punjab Kings.

Anrich Nortje missed his side’s first two games of the season, but he should be available for tonight’s encounter against the Punjab outfit.

Anrich Nortje
Anrich Nortje © Instagram

Anrich Nortje: None Has Got A Bad Team And Every Side Is Competitive

Speaking about his next opponents, the 27-year-old said the Delhi Capitals could not afford to take any team lightly in the competition.

“There’s no team that’s got a bad team, so every side is really competitive, and it can come off for anyone on any day. We are definitely not going to underestimate anyone, and hopefully, we can bring our A-game (against Punjab Kings).” the South African bowler said in a chat with DC’s social media team.

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals. Image Credits: Twitter

Speaking about his quarantine experience, Anrich Nortje was relieved that it finally came to an end. The fast bowler could have been available for DC’s second game of IPL season.

However, Anrich Nortje had initially tested positive for COVID-19. Later, it was discovered that the test gave a false positive report, and the bowler was finally allowed to join DC’s training camp.

“Ten days in the room was quite a lot for me. It was nice to get out, run around and bowl a bit. I really enjoyed it, and hopefully, I can build it up from here on,” said Nortje.

Anrich Nortje, the bowler of the fastest ball in IPL history, is back in the Capitals’ team bubble after a Covid-19 scare. Anrich Nortje had landed in Mumbai on April 6, and had to spend extended time in quarantine after a positive test, but has subsequently tested negative thrice.

Anrich Nortje: Delhi Have A Great Combination Of Players Besides Lot Of Options In Bowling Lineup

Anrich Nortje was asked about the makeup of DC’s squad for this IPL season and the South African suggested that the bowling line-up was one of DC’s key strengths.

“We are unfortunately missing Shreyas (Iyer), but we definitely have a great combination of players. We have got a great bowling line-up as well. It’s just about picking the right team on the right wicket and conditions.

“We definitely have a lot of options in our bowling line-up, which is really nice to have and hopefully, we can make the best of the conditions and the different players that we have got.” Nortje said.

Sam and Tom Curran
Sam and Tom Curran during the first innings of CSK vs DC clash | Photo: BCCI / IPL

DC has used Chris Woakes and Tom Curran as their two overseas bowling options in their first two games. While Chris Woakes has done well with the new ball, getting early breakthroughs, Tom Curran has been expensive, conceding runs at an economy of 9.55 and 10 in the opening two games. Hence, Anrich Nortje could replace Tom Curran for DC’s next match against the Punjab Kings today.

The South African duo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje is key pacers of Delhi Capitals and were mighty impressive as they picked up 52 wickets between them in the UAE in 2020. Kagiso Rabada picked most scalps as he was a purple cap holder with 30 scalps.

The Capitals have also roped in Shams Mulani as a temporary replacement for Axar Patel, a like-for-like left-arm-spinning allrounder, and brought in Aniruddha Joshi for the injured Shreyas Iyer. It remains to be seen whether either of them can be fitted into the XIs.

Delhi Capitals: 1 Prithvi Shaw, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Ajinkya Rahane, 4 Rishabh Pant (capt, wk), 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 Lalit Yadav, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Avesh Khan, 11 Anrich Nortje

Punjab Kings: 1 Mayank Agarwal, 2 KL Rahul (capt, wk), 3 Chris Gayle, 4 Deepak Hooda, 5 Nicholas Pooran, 6 Shahrukh Khan, 7 Jhye Richardson, 8 M Ashwin, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Riley Meredith, 11 Arshdeep Singh

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals. Image Credits: Twitter
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Aakash Chopra Picks Delhi Capitals’ Ideal Playing 11 For IPL 2021

Aakash Chopra has picked the Delhi Capitals’ ideal playing XI for IPL 2021. He carried out the exercise in a video shared on his YouTube channel.

The Delhi Capitals have an excellent all-around unit with most of the bases covered. They will be led by Rishabh Pant as Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of IPL 2021 due to a shoulder injury.

Aakash Chopra. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Aakash Chopra. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Aakash Chopra Wants DC To Bat Ajinkya Rahane At No. 3 To Accomodsate Shimron Hetmyer And Marcus Stoinis In The Lower Middle Order

Aakash Chopra wants the Delhi Capitals to bat Ajinkya Rahane at No.3 so that they can have two big-hitters in Shimron Hetmyer and Marcus Stoinis in the lower middle-order.

Shikhar Dhawan was at his sensational best in the 2020 edition, when he finished only second to KL Rahul in the run for the Orange Cap. Owing to the dismal form of his opening partner Prithvi Shaw, he, at times, had the added burden of carrying his side along alone, although, performance-wise, it turned out to be his best season, and he ended up scoring 618 runs at 44.14 with 2 centuries.

“Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw to open. At three, I want to play Ajinkya Rahane because if Rahane is at three then you can play both Shimron Hetmyer and Marcus Stoinis. So Rahane at three, Pant at four and Hetmyer and Stoinis at No.5 and No.6. This looks like a very decent top six to me,” said Aakash Chopra.

Delhi Capitals' opener Ajinkya Rahane during a training session. - IPL
Delhi Capitals’ opener Ajinkya Rahane during a training session. – IPL

With keeper and skipper Rishabh Pant likely to bat at No.4, the Delhi Capitals possess one of the most explosive middle-orders in IPL 2021.

While Marcus Stoinis can play in the middle-order too, but as seen from the 2020 IPL and BBL edition, he is more dangerous at the top, so he may bat as an opener with Shikhar Dhawan which means Steve Smith may come in to make DC batting stronger. Delhi can also try Sam Billings at No.6 instead of Shimron Hetmyer if things don’t work out well with him.

Aakash Chopra: Axar Patel’s Absence In First Few Matches Could Hamper Delhi Capitals Balance

Aakash Chopra pointed out that Axar Patel’s likely absence(for being Covid-19 positive) for the first few matches of IPL 2021 could hamper the Delhi Capitals’ balance. The all-rounder recently tested positive for COVID-19. Aakash Chopra reckons Amit Mishra can partner Ravichandran Ashwin in the spin department until Axar Patel is available.

“There could be a few problems in the initial matches because you would have wanted Axar at No.7. If you put Ashwin at No.7, you will feel the batting is a little short. So, the first couple of games they might be struggling to find the right balance. But after that you play Ashwin and Axar, you can play Mishra also along with Ashwin,” added Aakash Chopra.

Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada. Image Credits: Twitter

The successful pairing of pacers Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada along with an experienced Indian pacer in the form of Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav completes Aakash Chopra’s preferred Delhi Capitals XI.

“Then you have got Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada and play one out of Ishant and Umesh and your team is complete,” signed off Chopra.

Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada might not be available for the first encounter as they will be serving their mandatory quarantine period. The Delhi Capitals could field Chris Woakes and Tom Curran against the Chennai Super Kings in such a scenario.

Delhi Capitals Playing XI (likely)

Prithvi Shaw
Shikhar Dhawan
Steve Smith/ Ajinkya Rahane
Rishabh Pant (c & wk)
Marcus Stoinis
Shimron Hetmyer
Axar Patel/ Amit Mishra
Chris Woakes/ Kagiso Rabada/ Anrich Nortje
Ravichandran Ashwin
Umesh Yadav
Ishant Sharma

IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals: DC Predicted XI
Delhi Capitals. Image Credit: IPL.
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IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals: DC Predicted XI

Delhi Capitals have entered the maiden IPL final following a 17-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday (November 8). They will now take on Mumbai Indians to lift the trophy for the very first time.

Delhi Capitals changed their opening combination, and it worked wonders for them. They set up a fighting target of 190 runs while their bowling performance and fielding was up to the mark to take away the game from SRH.

Here, let’s take a look at how Delhi Capitals will shape in their maiden IPL final:

Marcus Stoinis:

Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis. Image Credit: IPL.

The failure of the top-order in the first qualifier forced Ricky Ponting to promote Marcus Stoinis up in the order. The bowling allrounder plays as the top-order batsman in the Big Bash League. Also, his performance against Mumbai Indians had led DC’s think-tank to give him an opener’s position in the second qualifier.

Although his spell was short, Delhi Capitals got a good base. He amassed 38 off 27 balls, and stitched 86 runs partnership with Shikhar Dhawan. More than his batting, Stoinis created an impact with his bowling and was adjudged with Man of the Match. He picked the crucial wicket of Kane Williamson to seal the deal for the side. Overall, he snared three wickets, including of Priyam Garg and Manish Pandey, and conceded 26 runs in his three overs.

Marcus Stoinis need to replicate the performance in the grand-finale to take the maiden trophy home.

Shikhar Dhawan:

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Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: IPL)

Shikhar Dhawan got another half-century, scoring 78 off 55 balls. He might have completed his century, and Delhi Capitals might have given 200 runs target if the southpaw hadn’t walked out of the field without taking the review for LBW.

Had DC had lost the match, Dhawan would have regretted his decision, but fortunately, his side had a good day in the office. To fulfil the IPL trophy dream for DC, the opening batsman needs to build up good innings against the defending champion.

Ajinkya Rahane:

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane. Image Credit: IPL.

Although Ajinkya Rahane was out for a duck in the first qualifier, he was retained in the playing XI against SRH but didn’t get the chance to bat. He was demoted down the order while Shreyas Iyer and Shimron Hetmyer were sent above him.

If Marcus Stoinis loses his wicket early against MI, he will have to do the rescue operation with Shikhar Dhawan.

Shreyas Iyer:

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Shreyas Iyer. Image Credit: IPL.

Shreyas Iyer became the first skipper of the Delhi Capitals to lead them to the maiden final of the IPL, but his contribution in the qualifiers has been disappointing. Against SRH, he could not accelerate the innings when Stoinis lost the wicket. Eventually, he was out after scoring 21 runs off 20 balls.

DC captain needs to come good against MI to lift the maiden title.

Shimron Hetmyer:

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Shimron Hetmyer. Image Credit: IPL.

Shimron Hetmyer returned to the playing XI and played a fiery knock against SRH. He scored unbeaten 42 runs off 22 balls, striking four fours and one six, to take the team to the fighting total. The windies needs to play similar rocket-fueling knock to take the team in a good position.

Rishabh Pant (wk):

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. Image Credit: IPL.

The wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is out of form. He has not been able to time the ball well since he has returned from the injury. It is the biggest problem for Delhi Capitals because he is an integral part of the team. The youngster has the last opportunity to play a heroic knock to take the trophy home.

Axar Patel:

Axar Patel
Axar Patel. Image Credit: IPL.

Axar Patel got the crucial wicket of Jason Holder while he conceded 33 runs in his four overs in the second qualifier.

Apart from bowling, he has also given valuable contributions with the bat at the lower-order. In the first qualifier, he got 42 runs off 33 balls although it was not sufficient to take the game home. But he will have to give a complete all-round performance in the final.

Ravichandran Ashwin:

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Ravichandran Ashwin (Image Credit: IPL)

The only in and out spinner for Delhi Capitals, Ravichandran Ashwin, didn’t have a good day against SRH. He conceded 33 runs in three overs while went wicketless. Although his poor outing didn’t hurt the team as other bowlers managed to take the burden.

But against Mumbai Indians, he needs to be at his best because he is the main wicket-taker in the powerplays. If he fails to give a breakthrough, DC can be in huge trouble.

Anrich Nortje:

Anrich Nortje
Image credits: Twitter

Anrich Nortje could not get a wicket against SRH in his four overs and gave away 36 runs. He is one of the leading wicket-taker for Delhi Capitals. The speedster will look to redeem in the grand-final.

Kagiso Rabada:

IPL 2020: Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada. Image Credit: IPL.

Kagiso Rabada notched four wickets in his four-over and regained the purple cup. He picked the wicket of the key man of SRH, David Warner while soon dismissed the lower-order batsmen, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan and Shreevats Goswami. His prolific performance sealed the deal for Delhi Capitals. The speedster needs to replicate the performance in the grand finale.

Praveen Dubey:

pravin dubey,
Pravin Dubey. Photo Credit: Delhi Capitals.

The spinner has been included in the set-up to give support to Ashwin. He bowled two overs but didn’t get the wicket against SRH. Dube will look to be part of the winning cause for DC in the grand-finale.

IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals: DC Predicted XI
Delhi Capitals. Image Credit: IPL.
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IPL 2020, Qualifier 2: Delhi Capitals vs SunRisers Hyderabad: DC Predicted XI

Delhi Capitals (DC) have got the last chance to be in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 when they meet the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Sunday (November 8) in Abu Dhabi. They have faced defeat in the first qualifier against Mumbai Indians but still, have the opportunity to lift the maiden title if they somehow defeat SRH.

Delhi Capitals’ need to end their run drought to combat SRH. Their top-order, except Shikhar Dhawan, has not got good runs on the board which has halted the middle-order to play freely.

Talking about their bowling unit, they were badly beaten by Mumbai Indians in the first qualifier. Although Ashwin gave early breakthroughs, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje could not be useful in death overs. As a result, DC got a massive 201 runs target.

To beat SRH, Delhi Capitals need to bring back their A-game and forget what’s done in the last match. Here, let’s take a look at how DC Predicted XI can shape in-

Prithvi Shaw:

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Prithvi Shaw. Image Credit: IPL.

The left-hand batsman, Prithvi Shaw failed yet another time to give a good start to the team in the vital clash, going out for a duck. His poor form has already done much damage to the team, but the youngster would be backed because any last moment drastic damage might not be helpful for DC.

Shikhar Dhawan:

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: IPL)

The only in form batsman, Shikhar Dhawan, got out for a duck against Mumbai Indians when Jasprit Bumrah bowled an unplayable yorker to him. Delhi Capitals is over-reliant on him, so he needs to play a  play firey and big knock.

Ajinkya Rahane:

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane. Image Credit: IPL.

After opening in his first four innings, Ajinkya Rahane got to bat at number third position against RCB. He played an instrumental role in taking Delhi Capitals to victory, scoring 60 runs off 46 balls. The franchise will retain him in the same position for the qualifiers.

Shreyas Iyer:

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. Image Credit: IPL.

Delhi capitals Shreyas Iyer has been ineffective in the last couple of matches. While the top-order failing to give a good momentum, he has been struggling to rebuild innings under pressure. Against MI, he played some good shots but could not stay for long in the field. He needs to stay for a longer period in the field and play impactful knock.

Rishabh Pant:

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Rishabh Pant. Image Credit: IPL.

The wicket-keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant, has not been able to accelerate the innings for Delhi Capitals after he has returned to the team after recovering from injury. He had several opportunities to become the hero for DC, but he has failed to stand up to the expectations. He has not been to score a half-century, so far, in this season while his highest score is 38 runs. While all eyes on him, Pant needs to get runs for them.

Shimron Hetmyer:

Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer. Image Credit: IPL.

The power hitter, Shimron Hetmyer, has also given a disappointing performance. In their second meeting against MI, he lost his wicket for 11 runs after in a hurry to play a hot. He was dropped against RCB, and Daniel Sams replaced him. While Sams didn’t get the opportunity to bat, he was expensive with the ball, leaking 40 runs in four overs. So, Shimron Hetmyer will return to the playing XI.

Marcus Stoinis:

Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis. Image Credit: IPL.

Marcus Stoinis, the fast-bowling allrounder, scored 65 off 46 balls but it was not sufficient to take the game home for Delhi Capitals against Mumbai Indians. Seeing the poor run of the top order, he might also be promoted as the opener.

Axar Patel:

IPL 2019, Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing XI, DC vs RCB
Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

Delhi Capitals allrounder played a 44 runs knock against MI, but it could not change the game for them while with bowling, he could not pick wickets. He needs to put the best in the plat against SRH to keep their IPL dream alive.

Kagiso Rabada:

IPL 2020: Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada. Image Credit: IPL.

The major set back for Delhi Capitals was Kagiso Rabada going wicketless against Mumbai Indians while leaking too many runs. As his four overs are decisive for DC, he will have to break through to his side against SRH.

Ravichandran Ashwin:

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. Image Credit: Twitter.

Ravichandran Ashwin was only the positive for Delhi Capitals. He sent Rohit Sharma for a golden duck while picked the wicket of Quinton de Kock to give a breakthrough. The spinner also got the wicket of Kieron Pollard for a duck. Albeit all his effort could not be enough, but he needs to remain positive for the next opportunity.

Anrich Nortje:

Anrich Nortje
Anrich Nortje. Image Credit: IPL.

Anrich Nortje proved to be the most expensive bowler, leaking 50 runs in his four overs while picking only one wicket. He is the main bowler for Delhi Capitals if he didn’t get the rhythm back, the franchise might also suffer. The speedster needs to bounce back stronger against SRH.

IPL 2020: Sanjay Bangar Names The Player Which Will Be Crucial For SRH And DC
Delhi Capitals. Image Credit: IPL.
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IPL 2020: Qualifier 1- Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals – DC Predicted XI

After finally breaking their losing streak, Delhi Capitals have entered the playoffs and will face the strong Mumbai Indians in the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Dubai International Cricket Stadium will host this crucial encounter.

Delhi Capitals’ journey in the league stage started on a high note, winning their first match in super over and followed it with a seven-match winning streak. But in the latter half of the tournament, they derailed because of their poor batting performance. With other franchises rising in the table, the qualification of DC in playoffs was under threat.

But with their last win against Royal Challengers Bangalore, they grabbed two points and entered the qualifier round. They would have taken a big sigh of relief, but the real test is against Mumbai Indians. Notably, Delhi Capitals have lost both their league stage matches to MI.

Here, let’s take a look at Delhi Capitals Predicted XI for the crucial counter :

Prithvi Shaw:

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Prithvi Shaw. Image Credit: IPL.

The left-hand batsman, Prithvi Shaw failed yet another time to give a good start to the team in the last vital clash. Mohammed Siraj bowled him out after scoring nine runs. He will have to end his run-drought against Mumbai Indians; otherwise, it might cost Delhi Capitals.

Shikhar Dhawan:

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: IPL)

After being out for duck two times, Shikhar Dhawan got back to the rhythm at the right time and scored a half-century against RCB. But his record against the four-time IPL winners are not great.

In the first meeting with MI, he scored unbeaten 69 runs, but it didn’t end up in winning cause while in the reverse fixture, he was out for a duck. To beat MI, Dhawan to play a firey and big knock because Delhi Capitals’ heavily depends on his batting performance.

Ajinkya Rahane:

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane. Image Credit: IPL.

After opening in his first four innings, Ajinkya Rahane got to bat at number third against RCB. He played an instrumental role in taking Delhi Capitals to victory, scoring 60 runs off 46 balls. The franchise will retain him in the same position for the qualifiers.

Shreyas Iyer:

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. Image Credit: IPL.

Delhi capitals Shreyas Iyer has not been effective in the last couple of matches. While the top-order failing to give a good momentum, he has been struggling to rebuild innings under pressure. In the last three matches, he has scored 7, 25 and 7 respectively. The skipper needs to step in to take responsibility to take the game home.

Rishabh Pant:

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Rishabh Pant. Image Credit: IPL.

The wicket-keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant, has not been able to accelerate the innings for Delhi Capitals after he has returned to the team after recovering from injury. He had several opportunities to become the hero for DC, but he has failed to stand up to the expectations. He has not been to score a half-century, so far, in this season while his highest score is 38 runs. While all eyes on him, Pant needs to get runs for them.

Shimron Hetmyer:

Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer. Image Credit: IPL.

The power hitter, Shimron Hetmyer, has also given a disappointing performance. In their second meeting against MI, he lost his wicket for 11 runs after in a hurry to play a hot. He was dropped against RCB, and Daniel Sams replaced him. While Sams didn’t get the opportunity to bat, he was expensive with the ball, leaking 40 runs in four overs. So, Shimron Hetmyer will return to the playing XI.

Marcus Stoinis:

Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis. Image Credit: IPL.

Marcus Stoinis, the fast-bowling allrounder, had disappointing outings in his last three matches before scoring winning runs against RCB. After being the match-winner for them at the start of the tournament, he has proven to be expensive with the ball while also has lost his wicket early in the last couple of matches. The Australian cricketer needs to bounce back stronger in playoffs.

Axar Patel:

IPL 2019, Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing XI, DC vs RCB
Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

Delhi Capitals allrounder has also not managed to set the stage on fire as he has gone wicketless while had also failed to grab runs with his bat. Against RCB, the fast bowler conceded 30 runs while went wicketless in his four overs quota. He will want to make it count against MI.

Kagiso Rabada:

IPL 2020: Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada. Image Credit: IPL.

The major set back for Delhi Capitals was Kagiso Rabada going wicketless against SunRisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians. But he returned to form in the last match against RCB, picking two wickets in his four overs.

As his four overs are decisive for DC, he will have to break through to his side against MI.

Ravichandran Ashwin:

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. Image Credit: Twitter.

After going expensive against SRH, Ravichandran Ashwin bounced back stronger in the last two matches. Against RCB, he for the first time picked the wicket of Virat Kohli in the tournament while leaked only 18 runs in his four overs quota. Being only the spinner for Delhi Capitals, he is going to play a pivotal role for them.

Anrich Nortje:

Anrich Nortje
Anrich Nortje. Image Credit: IPL.

Anrich Nortje was pristine against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), picking three wickets and giving away 33 in his four overs. He has been consistent and impressive throughout the tournament even though Delhi Capitals was losing matches. The Proteas, playing the maiden IPL season, is the lynchpin for the side.

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Delhi Capitals. Image Credit: IPL.
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IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – DC Predicted XI

Delhi Capitals (DC) are going to play a do-or-die match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday (November 2) in Abu Dhabi in their last league match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

Although they are at number third position on the IPL 2020 points table, Delhi Capitals need to grab the two crucial points against RCB to secure the spot in playoffs. Like the Bangalore team, their batting performance has been much more disappointing than bowling.

Striving for their first maiden IPL trophy, DC needs to put on the best show against RCB, who are also desperate to win this match.

Let’s take a look at Delhi Capitals Predicted XI against RCB:

Prithvi Shaw:

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. Image Credit: IPL.

After being given a break for a couple of matches, Prithvi Shaw returned to the playing XI against MI, but the youngster could not change his fate. He was once again out for his bad shot selection, leaving his team under pressure and adding burden to score runs on the middle order. The opening batsman had to play a sensible knock against RCB to fulfil the dream of his team.

Shikhar Dhawan:

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: IPL)

After scoring back to back two centuries, Shikhar Dhawan has been out for a duck in the last two matches. With his opening batsman already struggling, the southpaw needs to stay long in the field and take the team to a good position.

Shreyas Iyer:

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The pressure has mounted on the Delhi Capitals captain after the early loss of the openers in the last matches. As a result, he has also not played freely, losing his wickets cheaply.

Shreyas Iyer will badly want to win the match against RCB to keep their hopes alive of playing in the playoffs.

Rishabh Pant:

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Rishabh Pant. Image Credit: IPL.

The wicket-keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant, has not been able to accelerate the innings for Delhi Capitals after he has returned to the team after recovering from injury. He had the opportunity to become the hero for DC, but he has failed to stand up to the expectations. He has not been to score a half-century, so far, in this season while his highest score is 38 runs. To secure the place in the playoffs, Pant needs to step in and take responsibility.

Shimron Hetmyer:

Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer. Image Credit: IPL.

The power hitter, Shimron Hetmyer, has also given a disappointing performance. Against MI, in a hurry to play a shot, he lost his wicket for 11 runs. The Windies got to get the runs for them against RCB.

Marcus Stoinis:

Marcus Stoinis
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Marcus Stoinis, the fast-bowling allrounder, had disappointing outings in his last three matches. He has proven to be expensive with the ball while also has lost his wicket early. In the last three matches, he has scored 6, 5 and 2 runs respectively—the Australian needs to end the run draught and get the team across the line.

Axar Patel:

IPL 2019, Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing XI, DC vs RCB
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Delhi Capitals allrounder has also not managed to set the stage on fire as he has gone wicketless while had also failed to grab runs. Against MI, he was dropped while Harshal Patel was given the opportunity, but he also gave a poor outing. So, Patel will regain his place in the playing XI.

Kagiso Rabada:

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Kagiso Rabada. Image Credit: IPL.

The major set back for Delhi Capitals was Kagiso Rabada going wicketless against SunRisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians. As his four overs are decisive for DC, he was ineffective against Saha and Manish Pandey as he conceded 54 runs. Against MI, although he had not too many runs to defend, he could not give the breakthrough to them.

Ravichandran Ashwin:

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. Image Credit: Twitter.

SRH batsmen badly thrashed Ravichandran Ashwin, but he bounced back stronger against MI, leaking only 18 runs in his four overs quota but could not pick the wicket which was the need of the hour.

Anrich Nortje:

Anrich Nortje
Anrich Nortje. Image Credit: IPL.

Anrich Nortje was the only one who has been impressive even though Delhi Capitals have not won the matches. He ran through the top-order of KKR, picking the wicket of Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi. Against SRH, he picked the wicket of Wriddhiman Saha. In the last match, the speedster got the wicket of Quinton de Kock.

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IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians: DC Predicted XI

On Saturday (October 31), Delhi Capitals will take on Mumbai Indians, who have qualified for playoffs, in Dubai in the 51st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

Although they are standing at the number three position in the points table, Delhi Capitals have lost three matches in a row. It had put pressure on the franchise for sealing the spot in the playoffs with only two matches left to play, including the one against MI.

After the defeat against SRH, DC head coach Ricky Ponting had also shown concern, stating that his team need to hit the ‘reset’ button to keep their dream alive. As they now face off the defending champion, let’s take a look at how Delhi Capitals playing XI can shape in.

Delhi Capitals predicted XI against Mumbai Indians:

1.Ajinkya Rahane:

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane. Image Credit: IPL.

After Prithvi Shaw has not managed to set the stage on fire, Delhi Capitals has stuck with Ajinkya Rahane as the opener. In the last match against SRH, while chasing the mammoth target of 220 runs, the veteran Indian batsman scored 26 off 19 balls, striking three fours and one sixes, before Rashid Khan trapped him. Although he was the second-highest scorer for DC in that match, it was not enough to take guide them to victory.

He will look to play a big knock and set a good base for them against Mumbai Indians.

Shikhar Dhawan:

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: IPL)

After scoring back to back two centuries, Shikhar Dhawan has scored 6 and 0 in the last two matches. With his opening batsman already struggling, the southpaw needs to stay long in the field and take the team to a good position.

Shreyas Iyer:

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Shreyas Iyer was also out after scoring seven runs and consuming 12 balls against SRH. The pressure had mounted on him after the early loss of a top-order batsman. As a result, he played a shot in a rush and threw away his wicket cheaply. The DC captain might have been disappointed with his performance, but he will look to redeem against MI.

Rishabh Pant:

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Rishabh Pant. Image Credit: IPL.

The wicket-keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant, has not been able to accelerate the innings for Delhi Capitals after he has returned to the team after recovering from injury. He had the opportunity to become the hero for DC, but he has failed to stand up to the expectations. He has not been to score a half-century, so far, in this season while his highest score is 38 runs. To secure the place in the playoffs, Pant needs to step in and take responsibility.

Shimron Hetmyer:

Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer. Image Credit: IPL.

The power hitter, Shimron Hetmyer, was promoted up in the order against SRH but he could not play a fiery knock.  He scored 16 off 13 balls before leaving his team to chase an above-par total. The Windies will have to accelerate the innings against MI.

Marcus Stoinis:

Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis. Image Credit: IPL.

Marcus Stoinis, the fast-bowling allrounder, had disappointing matches against KKR and SRH. He has proven to be expensive with the ball while also has lost his wicket early. In both matches, he has scored 6 and 5 runs respectively.

The Australian needs to end the run draught and get the team across the line.

Axar Patel:

IPL 2019, Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing XI, DC vs RCB
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Delhi Capitals was expecting Axar Patel to play firey knock against SRH like he did against CSK to seal the deal for them. But the allrounder could not repeat the same stint. Also, he went wicketless and gave away 36 runs in his four overs.

Kagiso Rabada:

IPL 2020: Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada. Image Credit: IPL.

The major set back for Delhi Capitals was Kagiso Rabada went wicketless against SunRisers Hyderabad. As his four overs are decisive for DC, he was ineffective against Saha and Manish Pandey as he conceded 54 runs.

The leading wicket-taker will bounce back stronger against Mumbai Indians.

Ravichandran Ashwin:

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. Image Credit: Twitter.

SRH batsmen badly thrashed Ravichandran Ashwin. He conceded 35 runs in three overs while picked one wicket. His poor outing hurt the team as SRH set up a mammoth target of 220 runs. The only spinner of the team will have to bounce back stronger against MI.

Anrich Nortje:

Anrich Nortje
Anrich Nortje. Image Credit: IPL.

Anrich Nortje was the only one who had given impressive performances in the last two matches. He ran through the top-order of KKR, picking the wicket of Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi. Overall, the Proteas returned with a bowling figure of 4-0-27-2. Against SRH, he picked the wicket of Wriddhiman Saha.

The speedster will play a crucial role against Mumbai Indians to take the game home.

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IPL 2020: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals – DC Predicted XI

The 47th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will witness Delhi Capitals colliding SunRisers Hyderbad in the reverse fixture at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

Delhi Capitals have got derailed in their last couple of matches although they are still at the number two position in the points table. Against Kolkata Knight Riders, they were badly beaten in all areas and lost the match by 59 runs.

To boost their confidence, Delhi Capitals will eye to win against SunRisers Hyderabad, who are lying at the second last position in the points table.

Here, let’s look at Delhi Capitals predicted playing XI for the fixture:

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. Image Credit: IPL.

In the last match against KKR, Prithvi Shaw was dropped while Ajinkya Rahane was given the opening position. But the results didn’t change. Rahane was also out for a duck. Also, before that match, batting at number three position, he had scored 2 and 8 against Royals and CSK respectively.

So, Prithvi Shaw is likely to get his place back in the playing XI as the opener. He will have to play a big knock to set the stage on fire from the very start of the game.

Shikhar Dhawan:

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: IPL)

In-form batsman, Shikhar Dhawan was out after scoring six runs leaving his team struggling to chase down the mammoth target of 195 runs against KKR.

To take the team to victory, he will have to play a big knock because his opening partner is already struggling.

Shreyas Iyer:

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. Image Credit: IPL.

Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer always has the burden to rebuild the inning for his side after the openers lost his wicket. As a result, he has not been able to play freely. The openers will have to give a good start to the team so that Iyer could carry on the momentum.

In the last match, after Dhawan and Rahane lost their wicket, Iyer build the innings with Rishabh Pant, but it could not help the team to win the match.

Rishabh Pant:

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Rishabh Pant. Image Credit: IPL.

The wicket-keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant, has not been able to accelerate the innings for Delhi Capitals after he has returned to the team after recovering from injury. In the last match, he had scored only 27 runs in 33 balls.

Apart from batting, his wicketkeeping has also not been up to the mark, especially against fast bowlers. The youngster forms the crux of the middle-order. He will have to get good runs on the board to take them to win against SRH.

Shimron Hetmyer:

Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer. Image Credit: IPL.

The power hitter, Shimron Hetmyer, was out after scoring 10 runs off 5 balls. He might be disappointed with his performance because the team needed him to play a big knock. Against SRH, the Windies need to play a fiery knock to get the team across the line.

Marcus Stoinis:

Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis. Image Credit: IPL.

Marcus Stoinis, the fast-bowling allrounder, had a disappointing match against KKR. Although he took two wickets, he proved expensive, giving away 41 runs in his four overs quota.

As far as batting is concerned, he has lost his wicket early in the last two matches as the team has also failed to register the victory.

Axar Patel:

IPL 2019, Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing XI, DC vs RCB
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Delhi Capitals was expecting Axar Patel to play firey knock against KKR like he did against CSK to seal the deal for them. But the allrounder could not repeat the same stint. Also, he was only given one over to bowl where he conceded seven runs.

Kagiso Rabada:

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Kagiso Rabada. Image Credit: IPL.

Kagiso Rabada is the game-changer for Delhi Capitals. He has umpteenth time delivered breakthroughs to the side. Against KKR, when they needed to break the partnership between Nitish Rana and Sunil Narina, Rabada picked the wicket of the latter although it could not help the team to guide them to victory. But he will always remain their match-winner.

Ravichandran Ashwin:

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. Image Credit: Twitter.

KKR batsmen badly thrashed Ravichandran Ashwin. He conceded 45 runs in three overs while went wicketless. His poor outing hurt the team as KKR set up a mammoth target of 195 runs. The only spinner of the team will have to bounce back stronger against SRH.

Anrich Nortje:

Anrich Nortje
Anrich Nortje. Image Credit: IPL.

Anrich Nortje was the only one who had given impressive performance. He ran through the top-order of KKR, picking the wicket of Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi. Overall, the Proteas returned with a bowling figure of 4-0-27-2. He is the key player for Delhi Capitals and will play a crucial role to take the game home against SRH.

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IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals – DC Predicted XI

Delhi Capitals, currently the topper of the points table, will take on struggling Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday (October 24) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

After a defeat against Kings XI Punjab in their last match, Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer had said that it is a wake-up call for his side. Indeed, in the last couple of matches, they haven’t been seen in the form like they were at the start of the tournament. Although they have locked their spot in playoffs, DC will look to go all gun-blazing against KKR to swoop in confidence in the team.

Here, let’s take a look at Delhi Capitals’ playing XI against KKR:

Prithvi Shaw:

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In the last four matches, Prithvi Shaw has been two times out for a duck while has scored only 11 runs. The youngster’s performance has just slumped down as the tournament has moved on. And it is hurting Delhi capitals. Against KKR, he will have to get good scores on board to release pressure from the middle-order.

Shikhar Dhawan:

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: IPL).

As Prithvi Shaw has failed to get going, the pressure has been on Shikhar Dhawan’s shoulder to set the base for the team. The veteran has also delivered extremely well in pressurized situations. In the last two matches, the southpaw has scored back to back centuries becoming the first cricketer to do so in IPL history. But to win against KKR, he will need support from Shaw.

Shreyas Iyer (c):

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. Image Credit: IPL.

Shreyas Iyer is an ever-reliable batsman for Delhi Capitals. After the fall of the early wicket of the opener, the captain has got things right back on track for the team. But he has also not been able to play with freedom. The youngster will want to take the team to victory against KKR.

Rishabh Pant (wk):

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Rishabh Pant. Image Credit: IPL.

After missing action for over a week due to injury, the wicketkeeper-batsman was back in the last match against KKR. But he struggled to tick the scoreboard. He scored only 14 runs off 20 balls before losing his wicket. He will look to bounce back stronger against KKR.

Shimron Hetmyer:

Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer. Image Credit: IPL.

Shimron Hetmyer, the power-hitter, was also back in the playing XI in the last match against KXIP. He could only score 10 runs off 6 balls before Mohammed Shami bowled him out. The Windies will like to redeem against KKR.

Overall, he has featured in seven matches and has scored 101 runs at the strike rate of 150.74.

Marcus Stoinis:

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Marcus Stoinis (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

Marcus Stoinis is the vital cog for Delhi Capitals both with bat and ball although, in the last match against KXIP, he could not give desired results. He lost his wicket early while in his one over, he conceded 14 runs.

The fast bowling allrounder will want to make it count both with bat and ball against KKR.

Axar Patel:

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Axar Patel, the fast bowling allrounder, has played a key role for Delhi Capitals this season. He has picked up eight wickets in nine matches at the economy rate of 5.74 while has played a couple of impactful innings with the bat. Against CSK, in the last over, he smacked consecutive three sixes, scoring 21* runs off five balls, to take the game home.

Ravichandran Ashwin:

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. Image Credit: IPL.

The lone spinner playing for Delhi Capitals, Ravichandran Ashwin, has proved that he is still a T20 bowler. In powerplays, he has bowled economical bowlers while has also given required breakthroughs to the team. He has snared eight wickets in eight matches at the economy rate of 7.11.

Tushar Deshpande:

Tushar Deshpande
Tushar Deshpande. Image Credit: IPL.

The late boomer in Delhi Capitals, Tushar Deshpande, went wicketless while proved expensive against KXIP in the last match. Overall, he has featured in three matches and has picked up three wickets. The speedster will be looking to notch up wickets against KKR.

Kagiso Rabada:

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Kagiso Rabada. Image Credit: IPL.

The purple-cap holder has snared 21 wickets in 10 matches at the economy rate of 7.58. He is a trump card and go-to man of captain Shreyas Iyer whenever the team found itself in a strangled situation. Undoubtedly, Rabad will be the difference-maker for Delhi Capitals against KKR.

Anrich Nortje:

Anrich Nortje
Anrich Nortje. Image Credit: IPL.

Anrich Nortje was rested in the last match against KXIP and DC clearly missed his presence. As they had set up 164 runs target, Delhi badly needed wickets in death overs, but his substitute Daniel Sams could not pick one. He will return to the playing XI against KKR.