As the fight for a spot in the top four is getting serious, we are going to witness a high quality match that is going to be played between two in form teams of this tournament. One is filled with experience while the other blue team is filled with youngsters. Surprisingly, this is the first time we are going to watch two teams that have a staunch bowling department in this tournament. So the team which bats well might get the fruit of victory.
Without much build ups, let’s get into predictions for the Match No.27 of IPL 2020: MI vs DC.
Prediction on the top run-scorer.
Being the most experienced in pressure handling and facing tough bowlers, Rohit Sharma will be the best batsman for MI. He has failed to score the important half-century in the last match, which was held at Abu Dhabi. The shots that he could make after settling down on a wicket is something that can create magic. Fortunately, the last innings would have made him ready to write more good things under his name with yet another stunning knock. Kagiso Rabada can be dangerous for Rohit, but he likes to time the ball well. And that is the reason why we have selected him as the favorite for making more number of runs in this match. Two spinners Ravi Ashwin and Axar Patel, both cannot be the best against him. Ashwin might have to go for variations while Axar Patel needs to be more consistent with the line to pick Rohit’s wicket.
Marcus Stoinis, being the strong run maker for DC, will look to take forward his precious form with the bat. The length he picks up for hitting more sixes makes him the better option to score more runs on the board. With his strong cricketing muscles, the hulky Australian would look to score more runs of the innocuous spinners of MI.
Prediction on top wicket-taker
Kagiso Rabada’s pace and length of his stock deliveries stand alone from that of other fast bowlers in IPL. He has become an exponent of making real tough times for the batters in the middle. Especially Kagiso Rabada’s seam presentation needs a separate mention. The seam movement he gets in these feather belt is something that cannot be taken the lead over so easily. The Proteas bowler with a correct rhythm is a dangerous customer for any settled batsman and, of course, at any point in an innings. By getting more dot balls with his restrictive bowling technique, he gets a great opportunity to make breakthroughs.
Jasprit Bumrah, being a smart speedster, has become lethal again with his intelligent way of thinking. He has eventually overcome the low he was having during the start of this season. He has become inexpensive again with his excellent thought process. The top-order wickets of the Delhi Capitals team might have to be careful in dealing with this pacer. Jasprit Brah can also scalp crucial wickets in the middle of the order through his wide range of varieties. This makes Bumrah a handy pick with the new ball and even in the penultimate over. Jasprit Bumrah has found that his short balls were not working well in these traditionally sluggish wickets of UAE, he is now making adjustments with his lengths. Since SC is filled with run accumulators, MI might be ready with extra plans in their kit. And therefore, Bumrah being Bumrah, would be so effective in executing the new strategies that would have been planned by the strong Mumbai management.
Prediction on Who will win the match?
Bowling wise, currently, Mumbai Indians are the best only next to Delhi capitals. So the fight between these two better bowling sides will be a high octane environment. The bowlers of Delhi are in good form, and that makes the difference. The two pacers from South Africa and the two Indian opposite spinners have become a great combination in restricting the opponents’ runs for Delhi Capitals. In the meanwhile, Mumbai Indians aren’t comfortable with the form of their bowlers. MI are entirely dependent on anyone among their bowlers to step forward to guide the team. As Mumbai has these tactics to manage a game, even though their bowlers aren’t in good shape with bowling, Mumbai are slightly ahead of Delhi.
With the bat, both the teams have the star-studded line-up. They have the potential to improve the steam at any moment. The only difference would be that MI is filled with experience while Delhi is filled with youngsters who need to prove a point.
On looking at the whole comparisons, Mumbai is ahead of the young Delhi team in this match.
Prediction on the most six-hitting batter
Kieron Pollard, with his pure power, can hit any balls that are bowled within his arc. Especially the spin bowlers of Delhi Capitals. With Ashwin and Axar. They are well tuned with these conditions, but this West Indian all-rounder can hit them easily even if they bowl their stock deliveries. As Kieron Pollard is used to walking into the middle with six to seven overs spare, it helps him go on top with freedom. He doesn’t need to worry about any other stuff that a top-order batter could have. With all these factors considered, Kieron Pollard might find more opportunities to hit more sixes in this match.
Prediction on Man of the match
Marcus Stoinis, with his match winning ability, needs to focus more on the results. With having a three-dimensional contribution to his team, Marcus Stoinis is now the favorite player to grab the man of the match award for the game. . Especially in Abu Dhabi, Stoinis’ power-hitting is required for Delhi to make a greater impact in the scoreboard. If the Australian walks into the middle with six to seven overs spare, he will be the most dangerous thing for the field opponents. With the ball, Stoinis can be more productive by picking the key wickets of the opponent team. His variations that include the mix of pace will stand higher in being more vital for his team.
Since Stoinis had a great England series, his reflex and adaptability with the UAE conditions look good. And that’s what makes him a precious gem for Delhi Capitals.
To Sum up
On the whole, Mumbai Indians can make a great match when they use their experience. Since all their players have got a game to prove themselves in this tournament so far, it is clear that anyone would step forward to guide the troop. Therefore, this game seems to take the side of the Mumbai Indians.