It will be a battle of equals when Delhi Capitals host Mumbai Indians in their IPL 2019 encounter at the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium on Thursday. Both teams are coming into the game having registered convincing wins in their previous encounters and are also seated at 10 points each on the table.
While Delhi Capitals have been on a roll in recent times and won their last three games — against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad — Mumbai have been inconsistent as is the case with them in the first half of the season. In their last three games, MI won against Kings XI Punjab, lost to Rajasthan Royals and won again in their last game against RCB.
But come Thursday, it will be a different ball game as both teams will need to adapt well to the low and slow wicket at the Kotla. While Mumbai batsmen are used to playing on wickets where the ball comes on well to the bat, Delhi also boasts of primarily stroke makers like Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant. Adaptation will be the key for sure. Delhi are otherwise starting to look like a team which is excelling at the right time and it would not come as a surprise if the three wins on the trot gives them the confidence to get the better of a Mumbai side which is also looking equally dangerous.
Expected playing 11
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Jhye Richardson, Rahul Chahar, Anmolpreet Singh
FPJ’s dream 11: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
With IANS inputs
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