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Predicted XI Delhi Capitals Tim Seifert (wk/captain), Rovman Patel, Chetan Sakariyasariya, Kuldeep Yadav av, Kuldeep Yadav.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Tilak Varma, Anmolpreet Singh, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin.
Mumbai Indians Aim for a Strong Start Against a Weakened Delhi Capitals
Mumbai Indians, the most successful franchise of the Indian Premier League, will kickstart their 2022 campaign with a game against Delhi Capitals. Due to the fact that the outcome of this auction hinged on a handful of mega-money signings, the mixed reactions have been mixed about the Mumbai team.
Wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan, who was signed for a gigantic price tag of INR 15. 25 crores, will be the X-factor of the team alongside Rohit Sharma, while Jasprit Bumrah and Tymal Mills are expected to lead the bowling contingent.
Delhi Capitals has never had this opportunity, however they have shown great consistency over the past few seasons. The Indian capital team has assembled a strong squad, however most of them will be unavailable for the first game because they have to fulfill a national commitment.
Team News Mumbai Indians will likely lose a few players. While Englishman Jofra Archer is the obvious omission given that he will feature only from IPL 2023, top-order batter Suryakumar Yadav could also miss this tie as he is yet to recover from a hairline fracture. We have already predicted that Anmolpreet Sharma and N Tilak Verma will be in the top-order, with Sharma and Kishan opening the article. Bumrah, Mills, and Daniel Sams or Kieron Pollard could provide alternative options. Mumbai will likely field Murugan Ashwin and Murugan Markande as leg-spinners.
Delhi Capitals may be without five international stars during this match. Anrich Nortje has yet to fully recover from the injury. Mitchell Marsh and David Warner, both Australians are still bound to national duty. Lungi Nyidi and Mustafizur Rahman, the pace twins, have been added to the bio-bubble. However, three days of quarantine may prevent them from playing in this match. Rishabh Pan is likely to be able to rely on Tim Seifert or Rovman Powell as his only foreigners. An all-Indian pace attack could be seen with Shardul Thakur and Chetan Sakariya leading the charge, and Kuldeep Yadav directing the spin attack.
Prithvi Shaikh: Prithvi Shaw, who recently failed a yoyo test at The National Cricket Academy, will seek redemption in the competition. He has played 53 IPL matches, in which the 22-year-old has amassed 1305 runs at an average of 24. 62 and a strike rate of 146.30. In the last season itself, Shaw scored 479 runs at an average of 31. 93 and a strike rate of 159.13. The lad from Mumbai has ten IPL half-centuries in his account, and while he is yet to score a century in this competition, Shaw struck a sensational 99 back in the 2019 edition.
Rohit Sharma: Mumbai Indians are going to be heavily dependent on Rohit Sharma, their inspiring leader. The 34-year-old has scored 5611 runs in 213 IPL appearances, maintaining an average of 31. 17 and a strike rate of 130.39. In the previous edition, Sharma scored 381 runs at an average of nearly 30 and scored one half-century, while in his overall IPL career, he has scored forty half-centuries and one century.
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Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians, Match 2 – Information Teams Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians Location Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai Time Sunday, 27th March, 3: 30 PM IST/10 AM GMT How to watch Star Sports Network & Disney+ Hotstar (India), Willow TV (USA), Sky Sports (UK), SuperSport (South Africa), Carlton Sports Network (Sri Lanka), Geo Super (Pakistan), Sky NZ (New Zealand), SportsMax (Caribbean), Bong BD (Bangladesh), Lemar TV (Afghanistan), Sony MAX (Nepal)