IPL 2020 Qualifier 1- Mumbai vs. Delhi Predictions, Fantasy picks, and Probable XI
Mumbai Indians take on Delhi Capitals in the first qualifier match of IPL 2020 tonight, November 5, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
Both of these teams have put some stellar performances in the group stage, especially Mumbai Indians. Being defending champions, they ended their group stage run at the top of the points table. Winner of this match goes into the final and the loser will face off against the winner of qualifier 2 for another shot at the finals. Let's take a look at the Fantasy picks, predictions, and probable XI for this game.
Fantasy League Picks
Kieron Pollard has scored 259 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of 193. Previous iterations of IPL are evident of the face that he has stepped up and scored big runs for the team in crucial matches.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Quinton de Kock is Mumbai's highest run-scorer this season with 443 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 138. He has made sure that Mumbai Indians get the start they need to go on and put a big total. Shikhar Dhawan is Delhi Capitals' opener and highest run-scorer with 525 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 145. Delhi Capitals will have a lot of expectations from him in this match.
Shreyas Iyer started strong with some big knocks but hasn't scored big in last 3 matches. Nevertheless, he remains the second highest run-scorer in the team with 421 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 122.
Shimron Hetmyer has been underwhelming with the bat this season. He needs to show-up in spades for Delhi in this match.
Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals are two teams with the best bowling attack this season. Mumbai Indians boasts bowlers like Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah while Delhi Capitals have Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje in their team.
Predictions, My XI, and Probable XI
A tough match to predict, Fantasy Prediction wise. While MI is used to being at this stage, they won't slack-off. Delhi on the other hand, look dangerous as well.
My XI– Quinton de Kock (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan (Vice-Captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Shreyas Iyer, Kagiso Rabada, Jasprit Bumrah, Anrich Nortje, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult.
Probable XI (MI)- Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile/James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
Probable XI (DC)- Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Daniel Sams, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.