DC vs MI, IPL 2019 buildup Highlights: After winning three matches on the trot, Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals will look to solidify their position in the Playoffs race when they host Mumbai Indians at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi. After struggling in the initial phase of the ongoing edition of Indian Premier League, the team has bounced back and have secured crucial wins over Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Kolkata Knight Riders.
Mumbai Indians also are not very far from their opponent as they are placed just one spot behind Delhi on the points table with equal number of points. Both the sides have met earlier in the season with Delhi winning the contest by 37 runs.
DC vs MI, IPL 2019 buildup Highlights:
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
Mumbai Indians win the toss, choose to bat first
Rohit Sharma surprised Michael Slater there but the MI captain said that getting runs on the board is always a good thing according to him at the Kotla.
Delhi Capitals have made it a sort of a ritual to share their coach's dressing room pep talks on their social media handles. As long as they are good, what's there to complain, right? And they are good.
The last DC played MI
Rishabh Pant gave the Wankhede stadium a bittersweet experience. On the one hand, he was decimating their bowlers and on the other, any cricket fan would be mesmerised by an innings of that kind. Pant smashed 78 off 27 in an innings that included seven fours and as many sixes. Needless to say, DC won that match.
Kagiso Rabada & Quinton de Kock
Rabada and de Kock are playing for different teams today but come May 30 and they will be lining up in the South African colours for their World Cup opener against England. Both players have made it into the 15-man squad and should be one of the first names on the team sheet.
JUST IN | South Africa's World Cup squad: Faf du Plessis (c), JP Duminy, David Miller, Dale Steyn, Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir, Hashim Amla, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Quinton de Kock, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Rassie vd Dussen, Tabraiz Shamsi #CWC19— Express Sports (@IExpressSports) April 18, 2019
Delhi Capitals’ bowlers earn plaudits and medals
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Ben Cutting on MI's approach against DC
"(We’ll approach the game) how we've approached every game so far. We've played well up until this point. We've had a lot of home games. Now it's time to go on the road for four games straight and hopefully get the ball rolling tomorrow. These wickets we're going to be facing in the next couple of weeks probably would feel differently as we've come from home. So, (from) this afternoon we're trying to adapt to these conditions, what we do every year and go from there."
"It's going to be difficult for Mumbai, coming and playing on this kind of surface. We have a pretty clear understanding of how our wicket is going to play. We expect it's going to be quite slow, low and probably turn a little bit. We just have to be well prepared for that. I think the last wicket probably caught us a little bit off-guard. At the end of the day, the wicket is what it is, both teams have to play on it and hopefully we can play better on this one than the last one" - Ricky Ponting.
Delhi vs Mumbai at Kotla
A total of nine matches have been played between Delhi and Mumbai at the Feroz Shah Kotla, out of which the visitors have won thrice and the hosts have emerged victorious in the remaining six occasions.
DC vs MI Predicted Playing XI
Predicted Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
Predicted Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff/Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
Surprised by Rishabh Pant’s exclusion from India’s World Cup squad: Ponting
Ricky Ponting expressed surprise at Rishabh Pant’s exclusion from India’s World Cup squad, saying he could have been the X factor in the playing eleven. [READ]
What happened last night
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DC vs MI: PREVIEW
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Hello and welcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of the Indian Premier League match between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi. Both the teams are placed in the top four of the points table and will look forward to secure the crucial two points in the clash tonight. However, Delhi will be a little high on confidence as they have defeated Mumbai by 37 runs earlier in the season. Stay tuned for LIVE UPDATES