Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals Key Player Battles Preview:
MI vs DC Key Player Battles: It has been a long season for the most successful side in the league. Mumbai Indians have managed to win just 3 of the 13 games so far. They will be keen to put in one final effort in their last league game this season. It won’t be easy for Mumbai as they will have a hungry Delhi side waiting to conquer. Delhi has everything to play for. If they win they will qualify for their fourth successive playoff.
We Look At The MI vs DC key player battles In This Match:
#1 Rohit Sharma vs Khaleel Ahmed
Khaleel Ahmed has revived his T20 credentials big time this season. He has been clocking speeds in excess of 140 kmph consistently. His incisive blows early in the innings have dented opponents. He will test Rohit Sharma in the powerplay. Sharma who is yet to score a half-century in the competition will want to end the season on a high. He will look to go after Ahmed early on. It will be an intriguing battle.
#2 Tim David vs Anrich Nortje
He has been one of Mumbai’s biggest positives this season. Tim David has helped Mumbai cross the line on a couple of occasions already. He almost pulled off a special win against SRH. David is one of the most prolific hitters in the game. He will be up against DC’s pace scorcher, Anrich Nortje. Nortje though not yet at his best still remains one of the fastest bowlers in the game. He will challenge David in the end overs. Their slog-overs battle will decisively turn the game in their team’s favor.
#3 David Warner vs Daniel Sams
The IPL veteran, David Warner has powered Delhi Capitals at the top. He has not let DC miss the services of Prithvi Shaw. Warner played second fiddle in the game-changing partnership against RR. He will look to seize the early momentum in the game against Mumbai. Daniel Sams who has had a massive transformation this season will test Warner. He will look to make the new ball talk against Warner. The winner of this contest will hand over the early mover advantage to their side.
#4 Mitchell Marsh vs Jasprit Bumrah
Delhi Capitals’ faith in Mitchell Marsh has finally paid off. He came good in DC’s most crucial couple of matches. Marsh plundered RR’s attack into submission. He then followed it up with a masterclass in setting up a par score for DC. It was his knock that eventually helped DC prevail over PBKS.
But in the game against Mumbai, he will be up against a T20 legend. Jasprit Bumrah has time and again proved why he is so special. He will know he needs to dislodge Marsh early as the Australian can pummel the bowling at will. Their battle will be the major highlight of the game.