IPL 2019, Match 3, MI vs DC: Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
Last year, the Delhi-franchise beat Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede.
Updated - Apr 7, 2019 2:04 pm
Mumbai Indians (MI) couldn’t progress to the playoffs in the last edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, the team, captained by Rohit Sharma, is one of the favourites for the fact that they have won the championship thrice. MI are scheduled to play their opening match against Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in the second of tomorrow’s doubleheader.
Albeit, Mumbai lost last year to the Delhi-franchise, then Daredevils, they have a 5-2 record against Delhi at the iconic venue. On the contrary, the Capitals have been one of the under-performers and would want to change their fortunes. The team has mostly ended in the bottom half of the points table in the previous seasons and the task won’t be easy for them this time around.
Pitch and Conditions
The track at the ground has mostly favoured the batsmen and chasing seems to be the wisest at least for the time being. Moreover, the humidity level is expected to be high as well and the temperature will be around 30 degrees. Teams are most likely to field first after winning the toss.
Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma form the left-right opening duo. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are the men in the middle order. Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, and Ben Cutting are the all-rounders. The onus would also be on the experienced shoulders of Kieron Pollard. McClenaghan and Bumrah are the fast bowlers with Markande as the spinner. Yuvraj Singh may have to sit out.
Quinton de Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah
The Capitals will open with the experienced Dhawan and the dynamic Shaw with the dashing Ingram at number three. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant form the core of the middle-order. Axar Patel is likely to make his debut for Delhi. Harshal Patel is a valuable inclusion as well. Amit Mishra and Sandeep Lamichhane will shoulder the spin department. Boult and Rabada are the fast bowlers.
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Colin Ingram, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Kagiso Rabada
Probable Top Performers
Rohit Sharma – Mumbai Indians | Shreyas Iyer – Delhi Capitals
TV– Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD 1, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD
Live Streaming– Hotstar
Match Timings: 20:00 IST
The prediction is for Mumbai Indians to start on a winning note.