When and Where:
This will be the last league matches day of IPL 2018, the Delhi Daredevils will be hosting Mumbai Indians for the last time in this year’s IPL. Delhi Daredevils have nothing to lose and they will be in front of their home crowd at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi on 20th May 2018 and would want to gift a win to the locals.
Mumbai Indians will be very gritty in today’s encounter, nothing less than a win will do good for them. with 6 wins of 13 games and having the best net run rate in the points table will definitely help their cause. If they win against DD they will definitely fancy their chances in the playoffs.
So, let’s get some updates on the team news and DD vs MI dream 11 prediction.
For Delhi, Avesh Khan and Glenn Maxwell are the doubtful duos. Maxwell has got enough opportunities to prove himself but like last year’s IPL this year also he has just disappointed. Avesh got a chance in the last match after sitting out for almost 3 to 4 games but still, he was way too expensive.
On MI’s part changes are unlikely to happen after a thrilling win in their last encounter at home against Kings XI Punjab. Good news from the last game for MI was the form of Kieron Pollard who scored 50 off 23 balls and had something to prove after his knock. Therefore, changes are unlikely to happen.
Shreyas Iyer (c), Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Gautam Gambhir, Avesh Khan, Prithvi Shaw, Sandeep Lamichhane, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant (wk), Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult, Abhishek Sharma, Naman Ojha, Glenn Maxwell, Liam Plunkett, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Daniel Christian, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Sayan Ghosh, Amit Mishra, Rahul Tewatia, Harshal Patel, Manjot Kalra
Rohit Sharma (c), Aditya Tare, Ben Cutting, Hardik Pandya, Sharad Lumba, Akila Dananjaya, Suryakumar Yadav, Pradeep Sangwan, Mustafizur Rahman, Krunal Pandya, Tajinder Singh, Evin Lewis, Mayank Markande, Kieron Pollard, Jean-Paul Duminy, Saurabh Tiwary, Rahul Chahar, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Anukul Roy, MD Nidheesh, Ishan Kishan (wk), Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan
MI looks set to go without any changes, DD, on the other hand, can go with Jason Roy or Colin Munro in place of Glenn Maxwell and Avesh Khan can make way for Liam Plunkett.
Wicketkeeper- Rishabh Pant,
Batsmen- Shreyas Iyer (c), Vijay Shankar, Prithvi Shaw, Jason Roy/Colin Munro,
All-rounder- Abhishek Sharma
Bowlers- Amit Mishra, Harshal Patel, Trent Boult, Sandeep Lamichhane, Liam Plunkett.
Wicketkeeper: Ishan Kishan
Batsmen: Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma (c), Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav,
All-rounder: Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting,
Bowlers: Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Markande.
For Mumbai, Rohit Sharma’s form has been a concerned topic throughout the IPL. He hasn’t clicked to his potential so far which is very uncharacteristic from his side. Surya Kumar Yadav has been a key player along with the wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan. These two will be the players to watch out for. On the bowling point, Jasprit Bumrah has always been an asset and Mitchell McClenaghan has been in a good touch especially after delivering the final over in the last game he must be high on confidence.
Delhi has been relying on their three Indian youths Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw. Prithvi has’nt been in great nick from the last three games, but relying on him can be fruitful for DD. The two spinners Amit Mishra and the Nepali recruit have been bowling well off late and they will be the key to DD’s bowling.
The inform keeper Rishabh Pant will make the eleven as the captain.
Batsman for the game, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar, Kieron Pollard, Prithvi Shaw.
All-rounders would be Hardik Pandya as the Vice-Captain and Krunal Pandya.
Bowlers who will make the cut Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Markande, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane.