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Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

IPL 2019, MI vs DC: Mumbai Indians’ Predicted XI against Delhi Capitals

IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians take on Delhi Capitals in their first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 in Mumbai on Sunday. Here’s the Mumbai Indians’ Predicted XI against Delhi Capitals.

cricket Updated: Mar 24, 2019 18:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Mumbai Indian's captain Rohit Sharma with teammates Krunal and Hardik Pandya during a practice session .
Mumbai Indian's captain Rohit Sharma with teammates Krunal and Hardik Pandya during a practice session .(PTI)

Mumbai Indians take on a rechristened Delhi Capitals in their first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 in Mumbai on Sunday. Rohit Sharma’s performance will also be keenly observed as he is expected to open in the World Cup. Besides, the three-time IPL winners have added legendary Yuvraj Singh to their squad, which already has a few big-hitters in Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Suryakumar Yadav to name a few.

When it comes to the Delhi Capitals, young players like Shreyas Iyer and stumper Rishabh Pant will bolster their World Cup chances. Capitals also boasts of Prithvi Shaw, Manjot Karla and experienced campaigners like Colin Munro and Chris Morris, who can give stability to the team.

Here’s the Mumbai Indians’ Predicted XI against Delhi Capitals -

Rohit Sharma

The Indian cricket team has already announced that he will be opening the batting for Mumbai Indians this season and after a lacklustre show last time, Rohit will surely be looking to lead the side by example.

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Quinton De Kock

The South Africa international is currently enjoying a brilliant run of form in international cricket and along with Rohit Sharma, De Kock forms one of the most formidable opening partnerships in IPL.

Suryakumar Yadav

Yadav was easily the player of the tournament for Mumbai Indians last season and after a somewhat successful show in the domestic cricket circuit, he will look to continue his brilliant run of form.

Yuvraj Singh

The veteran is back with another new team and he will be raring to prove his critics wrong. Yuvraj was picked for Rs 1 crore in the second round of bidding and the onus will be on him to prove his worth for Mumbai Indians.

Hardik Pandya

The younger Pandya brother found recognition through his performances in the IPL and with the World Cup starting in May, this will be the perfect platform of Hardik to remind everyone of his talent once again.

Kieron Pollard

The big hitter from Trinidad has been a loyal member of the Mumbai Indians squad for quite some time and if he gets going in the middle orders, it will be a tough job for the bowlers to restrict Mumbai Indians to a low total.

Ben Cutting

Cutting had a great run in this year’s Big Bash League and along with Pollard, he forms the strong middle order of Mumbai Indians. Add his medium pace bowling to the mix and we can have a match-winner on our hands.

Krunal Pandya

While Hardik has found success in the Indian cricket team, Krunal is still struggling to make his place in the playing XI regularly and another good show in this year’s IPL will surely work wonders for the all-rounder.

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Mayank Markande

The Punjab spinner was the find of last season and with 15 wickets from 14 matches, he was a top performer for his side. With an international cap under his belt, he will be quite confident and MI will once again be expecting big things form him.

Mitchell McClenaghan

The New Zealand international is the obvious choice for Mumbai Indians in the absence of Adam Milne and considering his performances in last year’s IPL, he will be a key asset for his team.

Jasprit Bumrah

The top-ranked T20I bowler in the world is well known for his death over bowling and subtle variations that has earned him a lot of wickets over the years. With the World Cup on the horizon, he will have to manage his workload but that will certainly not affect the quality of this fast bowler.

First Published: Mar 24, 2019 10:45 IST

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