Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the second match of the Indian Premier League 2022 between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals from the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
TOSS UPDATE: Rishabh Pant has won the toss and Delhi will bowl first.
Mumbai Indians (Playing 11): Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Tilak Varma, Anmolpreet Singh, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Tymal Mills, Jasprit Bumrah, Basil Thampi
Delhi Capitals (Playing 11): Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert, Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Tilak Verma, Tim David, Tymal Mills, Riley Meredith and M Ashwin set to make their debuts for MI.
Pitch report: “It is not a big ground. It’s red soil pitches in this part of the country and there is so much grass here, expect some seam movement. I don’t think there’s so many runs. Dew is not gonna be a factor,” note Matthew Hayden and Danny Morrison.
MI vs DC PREDICTED PLAYING 11
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Tymal Mills, Jasprit Bumrah.
Delhi Capitals: Tim Seifert, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (c) (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav.
DREAM11 FANTASY TEAM
Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan (vc)
Batters: Suryakumar Yadav (c), Prithvi Shaw, Tim David
All-rounders: Kieron Pollard, Axar Patel
Bowlers: Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Chetan Sakariya
Team Composition: DC 5:6 MI Credits Left: 0.0
MI VS DC HEAD-TO-HEAD STATS
All-time head-to-head: Overall: 30, MI: 16, DC: 14
Last 5 games H2H: MI: 3, DC: 2
Last H2H: DC won by four wickets, MI 129/8 (20) DC 132/6 (19.1)
Stars from the fixture (Most runs): Rohit Sharma (684) – MI, Virender Sehwag (375) – DC, Kieron Pollard (360) – MI.
Stars from the fixture (Most wickets): Lasith Malinga (22) – MI, Harbhajan Singh (21) – MI, Jasprit Bumrah (20) – MI
Mumbai Indians will begin its Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign in its home city after almost three years, but the team management believes that there is no added advantage.
While its opening fixture against Delhi Capitals on Sunday afternoon will be at the Brabourne Stadium – which hasn’t hosted an IPL fixture since 2015 – Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma believes that with a ‘relatively new team’ – in which most cricketers have no experience of playing in Mumbai – there would be ‘no advantage’.
With the temperature expected to soar to about 34 degrees, it will be a challenge for both Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals to get accustomed to the conditions and all eyes will be on Rohit, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard and Jasprit Bumrah – Mumbai’s ‘core team’, which has enough experience of playing in the hot and humid conditions of the city.
While the team management has decided to open the innings with Rohit and Ishan, Mumbai will be missing out on the services of Suryakumar Yadav for the first game. After undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, Suryakumar entered the Mumbai team bubble on Saturday evening and would only be available for selection after undergoing the mandatory quarantine.
Sunday’s fixture will also be a test of character for the two captains – Rohit and Rishabh Pant. Having led Delhi last season, Pant now has enough experience and it would be interesting to see how the young wicketkeeper-batter handles his team this time around.
With David Warner yet to join the squad due to his international commitments, captain Pant is likely to open the innings for Delhi along with Prithvi Shaw, and coming into the tournament in red-hot form, Delhi’s fortunes will depend on how captain Pant fires with the willow. The team has enough depth in the batting department, with West Indies’ hard-hitting batter Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan and Yash Dhull around.
As far as the bowling department is concerned, Mumbai will heavily rely on the seasoned Bumrah and Jaydev Undakat – one of the consistent performers in the domestic circuit – while Tymal Mills’ experience could come in handy.
Delhi, however, suffered a blow as Anrich Nortje will miss out on the initial few games due to a hip injury. So, the onus will be on the likes of Shardul Thakur and Chetan Sakariya. The team also has a spinner all-rounder in Axar Patel, who would be raring to go.
Despite claiming five titles, Mumbai Indians failed to make it to the play-offs in the last edition of the tournament, while a title has eluded Delhi so far. So, as yet another edition beckons, both teams will be hoping to start with a bang.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Fabian Allen, Anmolpreet Singh, Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Basil Thampi, Dewald Brevis, Rahul Buddhi, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim David, Ishan Kishan (wk), Aryan Juyal (wk), Mayank Markande, Riley Meredith, Tymal Mills, Kieron Pollard, Ramandeep Singh, Daniel Sams, Sanjay Yadav, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Tilak Varma, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.
Delhi Capitals: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant, Sarfaraz Khan, KS Bharat, Mandeep Singh, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Ashwin Hebbar, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal, Lungi Ngidi, Tim Seifert, Praveen Dubey, Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav.
WHERE AND WHEN TO WATCH MUMBAI INDIANS VS DELHI CAPITALS LIVE?
|The Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2022 match will be aired LIVE on the Star Sports Network at 3:30 PM IST on Sunday, March 27. The match will also be available for live streaming on Disney+Hotstar.|