DC makes the playoffs if they beat MI, while RCB advances if DC loses the game.
Mumbai Indians are all set to take on the Delhi Capitals in their next encounter at Wankhede Stadium in the penultimate game of the competition stage of IPL 2022. The Rohit Sharma-led side have nothing to lose as they are already out of the race for the playoffs and they will try to use the options on the bench for the future. They have played good cricket in the last few games and will look to finish with a win in what has been a disappointing season for them.
On the other hand, this will be an important game for the Delhi Capitals, who still have a chance to make it to the play-offs. The Rishabh Pant-led squad recorded a solid win against Punjab Kings in their previous encounter without the services of Prithvi Shaw and a win in the upcoming match would be enough to pass RCB on the net run rate. Shaw is expected to make the playing XI when he gets fit, instead of Sarfaraz Khan.
Event location: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date Time: May 21, 19:30
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.
The last two games at the site have been excellent for batting and the same could be expected for this game. The trend has been to bat first after winning the toss in the last few games and therefore the skipper who wins the toss will aim to bat first.
Likely to play XIs for MI vs DC
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Daniel Sams, Tilak Varma, Ramandeep Singh, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Sanjay Yadav/Basil Thampi, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith/Fabian Allen, Mayank Markande
Capitals of Delhi
David Warner, Sarfaraz Khan/Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed
Likely top performers
Probably the best hitter of the game
David Warner has been the man of form for the Delhi Capitals this season and is set to make up for the first-ball dismissal in the previous game. The southpaw is fifth in the race for the Orange Cap with 427 runs at an average of 53.37 and he is sure to be a key player in the battle you need to win against Mumbai.
Probably best bowler of the match
Shardul Thakur was back at his best in the previous match against Punjab Kings, casting a great spell and taking four wickets in the process. His death overs bowling has given skipper Rishabh Pant many options to choose from and he will aim to continue his impressive form from the previous match.
Today’s match prediction: Delhi Capitals win the match.
Check out our latest IPL Orange Cap report to see which team’s batsman will make the most runs in IPL 2022.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. When making your prediction, keep the mentioned points in mind and make your own decision.