It’s a ‘top of the table’ clash in the Indian Premier League 2020, as Delhi Capitals (10 points) will take on Mumbai Indians (eight points) in Abu Dhabi. Both teams have played six games and with the halfway stage of the tournament approaching, no side would be looking to drop points.
MI have won four of their last five matches with the only loss coming via a ‘Super Over’. Each of those wins have come while batting first. For the Capitals too, their last three wins in a row have come while batting first.
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Suryakumar Yadav returned to form with a timely knock of 79* off 47 balls against the Rajasthan Royals. However, the faltering form of Quinton de Kock at the top is a concern. Rohit Sharma will be playing his 150th match for MI and will look to celebrate with a win.
Jasprit Bumrah is fresh from bagging his career-best T20 figures and could be a good choice. However, if you are looking for cheap picks, Rahul Chahar with an ER of 7.95 this season deserves a look-in. So is the impressive Trent Boult who already has ten wickets at an ER of 7.84.
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The Capitals have been easily the best side of the tournament – riding high on Shreyas Iyer (203 runs) and Prithvi Shaw (198 runs). With both striking over 140.00 SR, there is a chance that they make it to your fantasy team.
With the ball, you can’t miss out on Kagiso Rabada – 15 wickets in the season and already one of the celebrated picks. Keep an eye on Anrich Nortje (eight wickets) and Axar Patel (five wickets, ER 4.50) who still remains the only bowler yet to concede a six.
Fantasy Players to Watch
Rishabh Pant has been playing well within himself in the season. Is this the match to see him strike gold?
Marcus Stoinis has been a revelation for the Capitals this season. With wickets and runs at key stages of every match, the Aussie all-rounder remains a great pick.
Krunal Pandya hasn’t been the go-to bowler for Rohit, but the left-arm spinner is still canny.
Mumbai Indians: 1 Rohit Sharma (C) 2 Quinton de Kock (WK) 3 Suryakumar Yadav 4 Ishan Kishan 5 Hardik Pandya 6 Kieron Pollard 7 Krunal Pandya 8 James Pattinson 9 Rahul Chahar 10 Jasprit Bumrah 11 Trent Boult
Delhi Capitals: 1 Prithvi Shaw 2 Shikhar Dhawan 3 Shreyas Iyer (C) 4 Rishabh Pant (WK) 5 Shimron Hetmyer 6 Marcus Stoinis 7 Axar Patel 8 Harshal Patel 9 R Ashwin 10 Kagiso Rabada 11 Anrich Nortje
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