In the first doubleheader on Sunday, the Delhi Capitals (DC) will take on the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the second match of IPL 2022. Some of the key overseas players will be going to miss the inaugural game for Delhi Capitals, but that would not have any impact on the team performances, says coach Ricky Ponting. It will be difficult to pick the perfect combination for their opening game, but it allows both Pant and coach Ricky to try out a few new options. Rovman Powell is going to be the X-factor for them as he brings more firepower in the middle.
Mumbai Indians did not meet the expectations last year as they failed to make it to the playoffs. Playing on their home surface will be an added advantage for them in this edition. There are a lot of fresh new faces in the squad and we will see a different Mumbai Indians side than the last time. Tim David is an excellent buy and he can be a game-changer for them.
Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians, Match 2
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date &Time: March 27th at 3:30 PM IST and local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
DC vs MI, Match 2 Pitch Report:
Generally, the wickets in Mumbai will aid the batters more initially and spinners will come into play in the middle overs. Anything more than 170 would be competitive here. Chasing seems to be a better option.
Injury and News:
Suryakumar Yadav is recovering from an injury and will miss the first game for Mumbai. Anrich Nortje is still not fit and he might miss a few matches for Delhi.
Also Read: Ricky Ponting brands Rishabh Pant as future India captain
DC vs MI, Match 2 Probable Playing XIs:
Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Mandeep Singh, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan/Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Anmolpreet Singh, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Tymal Mills, Jasprit Bumrah
Top Picks for DC vs MI Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Rovman Powell has been impressive in the practice sessions and the warm-up matches. Nobody can hit the ball as hard as him in the Delhi unit. Will he meet the expectation in this IPL? We will need to wait and watch.
Tim David made his IPL debut last year for RCB where he didn’t shine with the bat. Incidentally, he has a good amount of experience playing for different franchises around the world. He has amassed 1965 runs in his 89 T20s at an average of 33.87.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Axar Patel is one among the four players retained by Delhi earlier this year. He is very economical with the ball and, mind you, he can score valuable runs down the order as well.
Kieron Pollard has been a regular member of the Mumbai Indians setup since 2010. He knows his strengths well and adapts to the conditions very quickly. He has mustered 3268 runs in his IPL career at an average of 29.98.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Lord Shardul Thakur might go for runs but, at the same time, he is a bowler who has a knack for taking wickets when he comes on to bowl for whichever team he plays for. He scalped 21 wickets in the 16 matches last year at an economy of 8.8.
Jasprit Bumrah is a deadly weapon for Mumbai Indians with the ball. He was the leading wicket-taker for for them last year with 21 wickets in 14 matches.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Ishan Kishan was bought by Mumbai Indians for a whopping sum of INR 15.25 crores in this year’s auction. The pocket-sized dynamo can hit the ball a long distance, and is a must-pick for your fantasy teams.
DC vs MI Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for DC vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Rovman Powell, Prithvi Shaw (c), Tim David (vc), Kieron Pollard, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Tymal Mills
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for DC vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rishabh Pant (c), Rohit Sharma, Rovman Powell, Prithvi Shaw, Tim David, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard (vc), Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Mayank Markande
DC vs MI Risky Captaincy Choices:
Tilak Varma is an exciting young talent. In his first-class T20 career, he has scored 381 runs in 15 matches at an average of 29.3 with a best score of 75. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.
Player you should avoid:
Since Ishan Kishan and Rishabh Pant are the first-choice wicket-keeping options, it is better to avoid Tim Seifert in your fantasy teams.