Time: March 27, 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Pitch Report for Mumbai Vs Delhi Match at Brabourne Stadium
The pitch at Brabourne Stadium has always favoured the batters, much like it is the case at Wankhede. The extra zip in the wicket may assist the pacers at the start, but it also helps the batters time the ball and clear the ropes with ease.
Probable XI for Delhi and Mumbai
While David Warner and Mitchell Marsh are on national duty, Anrich Nortje will miss a few matches due to injury.
Probable XI for Delhi: Tim Seifert, Prithvi Shaw, Yash Dhull, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Sarfaraz Khan/Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya
Probable XI for Mumbai: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Anmolpreet Singh, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams/Fabian Allen, Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat, M Ashwin/Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
Fantasy Tips for Mumbai Vs Delhi Match
We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Power Players for Mumbai Vs Delhi Match
From 516 runs at 57 in 2020, Ishan Kishan’s numbers dropped to 241 at 27 in 2021. The belligerent southpaw, however, will open with Rohit. The numbers anyway will vary given his attacking brand of cricket. Against Delhi, he has the highest score 72* off 47.
Rishabh Pant has scored 4,425 runs at a strike rate of 136 in competitive T20 cricket, including two hundreds and 27 fifties. For that matter, he performs equally in international and domestic cricket. He has a set mantra: see the ball, hit the ball.
Another player in the same dimension but with a touch of style is Prithvi Shaw. In 2021, he scored 479 runs at a strike rate of 159.
By his standards, Rohit Sharma had an ordinary time in the previous season. He managed a mere fifty in 13 games. In fact, he has not averaged over 30 since the 2016 season. In addition, he has been blowing hot and cold against Delhi. His last five scores read 68, 0, 5, 44, and 7.
Smart Picks for Mumbai Vs Delhi Match
Jasprit Bumrah was Mumbai’s highest wicket-taker (48 wickets in 19 games) in the last two seasons. He bowls in all three junctures of the game: at least one over in the powerplay, one in the middle overs, and two at the death.
Shardul Thakur was the highest wicket-taker for Chennai in the previous season. His 21 wickets came at a strike rate of 17. In the past few years, he has amplified his batting skills. There are a few bonus points up for grabs.
The burden of finishing the game will be yet again on Kieron Pollard. The Caribbean marauder has bludgeoned 3,268 runs at a strike rate of 150 in the Indian T20 League.
Yash Dhull’s consistency has been incredible. He accumulated 229 runs at an average of 76 in four games in the U19 World Cup and then scored three hundreds in three First-Class games.
Axar Patel and Tim David provide fantasy points with both bat and ball. While Axar smothers the batters in the powerplay with his left-arm spin, David’s predominant role is to provide quick runs. He has smashed 1,965 runs at a strike rate of 159 in 83 games.
While Mumbai won all four games in 2020, they lost both in the following edition against Delhi. While Mumbai look thin on experience in the middle-order and lack teeth in the spin department, Delhi’s marquee overseas players are unavailable.
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