Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Indian T20 League, Qualifier 1

Match Details:

The Qualifier 1 of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Mumbai and Delhi at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. We have got the best Mumbai vs Delhi team prediction for today’s match.

Mumbai vs Delhi is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview

As we are done with the League stage and finally entering the Playoffs, the table toppers Mumbai and Delhi are taking on each other in the first Qualifier. Both the teams would like to win this and get the ticket to the final first and foremost. However, the loser of this game will not be eliminated. This is the advantage you get after finishing top-2.

Mumbai finished the league stage with 18 points and an impressive +1.107 NRR. Mumbai won both the matches against Delhi earlier this season. Well, they lost the last league match against Hyderabad by huge 10 wickets. But it is not something that they should be bothered about. With Rohit Sharma back in the XI as well, Mumbai is the biggest threat to the other teams in the playoffs.

They have been in red hot form in all the departments. Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav are consistently scoring runs at the top followed by a strong finishing unit with Pollard and Pandya brothers. Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult have been incredible for MI and in the top-5 bowlers of the tournament. Overall, Mumbai are looking the best team at the moment and are clear favourites for the Qualifier 1. 

On the other side, Delhi have lost four out of the last five matches they have played. They finally finished at the top-2 in the table with a win in their last League game against Bangalore. They played a gamble by bringing Daniel Sams to strengthen their fifth bowling option and experienced Rahane at the top. Prithvi Shaw is not scoring runs at the top followed by a shaky middle order is what increases the dependency on Shikhar Dhawan. Otherwise, they have got a pretty good bowling attack and have a very good chance to beat this Mumbai team in Dubai.

Today’s Probable Playing 11:

Mumbai Probable Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson/ Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah. 

Bench:

Nathan Coulter-Nile/James Pattinson, Sourabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai.

Delhi Probable Playing XI:

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Ajinkya Rahane, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anrich Nortje.

Bench:

Mohit Sharma, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Harshal Patel, Lalit Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Tushar Deshpande, Praveen Dubey.

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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:

KeeperQuinton de Kock (C), Ishan Kishan

BatsmenShikhar Dhawan (VC), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav

All-Rounders – Axar Patel

BowlersJasprit Bumrah (VC), Trent Boult, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper –  Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan

Batsmen Suryakumar Yadav (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya

All-Rounders –  Kieron Pollard

Bowlers Anrich Nortje (VC), Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin


Injury & Availability News

(Will be added when there is an update)

Mumbai vs Delhi Weather Report

The weather improved a lot for the players as the Temperature is cooling down day by day. It is expected to be around 29 Degree Celsius during the match time and drop to 27 Degree Celsius later.

Pitch Report

The pitch in Dubai International Cricket Stadium is a good one for both bowling and batting. Team bowling first might get a bit of advantage of the earlier seam movement. It is a chasing wicket and will be a big task for the team bowling second on it.

Average first innings score: 

167 (Considering last three Indian T20 League matches at this venue)

Record of the chasing teams:

Won – 3, Lost – 2, Tie – 0 (Considering last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)

MVP for MyTeam11 Fantasy from each team

Jasprit Bumrah – Mumbai – Jasprit Bumrah is currently amongst the top wicket taking bowlers in the tournament. He has 23 wickets in 13 matches at an average of 15.74. He is also currently leading the chart for Mumbai. Bumrah took three wickets against Delhi in his previous meeting with them at the same venue.

Shikhar Dhawan  – Delhi – Shikhar Dhawan is currently third in the list of top run-scorers in the tournament. He has 525 runs at an average of 47.73 with a brilliant SR of 145.03. He has a half century against Mumbai earlier this season. 

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain Options: Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock

Vice-Captain Options: Jasprit Bumrah, Anrich Nortje, Trent Boult

Today’s Mumbai vs Delhi Probable Winners

Mumbai is expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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