In the second encounter of IPL 2022, Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders will battle in an afternoon game at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. The skipper Rohit Sharma after being appointed as Indian Captain, will head into his first IPL season. At the same time, DC has to cope with several blows, like being ruled out of Anrich Nortje and the unavailability of David Warner for a few initial games. Nortje was a prime bowler of DC’s bowling unit till the last edition, and he missed out will create a big mess for the franchise.
The poor last season of Mumbai Indians must have brought a lot of lessons for them to learn. However, the Indian batting pedigree of Surya Kumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma & Ishan Kishan proves a real strength of Mumbai’s batting line-up. But, for Delhi Capitals, the adversities are enormous in both departments. They have to push hard in batting as well as in bowling. Rovman Powell, the West Indian powerhouse, will likely make his IPL debut in this match. Tim David, the lone player from Singapore, will also make an entrance from Mumbai’s side.
Let’s take a deep look at a few predictions for this game.
Predictions for DC vs MI match
Though the surface of Brabourne stadium has plenty of turn for the spinners, its quick outfield and short boundaries make the run-making so easy for the batsmen. So, attackers like Tim David, Suryakumar Yadav, and Prithivi Shaw may capitalize on the atmosphere. At the other end, key spinners like Kuldeep Yadav & Mayank Markhande would prove vital for their teams. If any team batted second and had a target of below 180 to chase down, then its win probability will double as the dew in the second innings puts the defending team in a dilemma.
Probable Playing XIs for both teams
The absence of Heavyweights in the Delhi Capitals side has opened the doors for all squad members to be in the first 11. Mumbai’s team is pretty sorted and in a ready-to-pick-up manner. The spin manoeuvre batsmen and the stalwart turners are the need of this game for both sides;
Playing XI for MI: Rohit Sharma(C), Ishan Kishan(W), Anmolpreet Singh, Tim David(✈️), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard(✈️), Fabien Allen(✈️), Daniel Sams(✈️), Mayank Markande, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah
Playing XI for DC: Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert(✈️), KS Bharat, Rishabh Pant (C/WK), Sarfaraz Khan, Rovman Powell(✈️), Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Chetan Sakariya, Kuldeep Yadav & Mustafizur Rahman(✈️)
Pitch Report for DC vs MI Match
The pitch of Brabourne stadium is pretty similar to the other two Venues of Mumbai City. It offers bounce and turns to the spinners, and batters can also capitalize it. The average score on this surface is 157 runs, and the highest one is 212. The pitch will surely get drier as the game starts at 3:30 pm, and spinners will roll on it with their bowling. So the team who wins the toss should opt to bowl first and initially exploit the surface to its fullest extent.
Weather Forecast of Brabourne stadium
The clouds will be pretty clear, and the day will be sunny. The temperature would be at 34°/29° and, which indicates the humidity of 65%. Though the game is in the afternoon, the assistance for fast bowlers may not be as usual with the new ball.
Fantasy Tips for DC vs MI game
The picked batsmen should be experts in handling the spin as the dry conditions will provide more grip to the spinner.
Two or three turners should be included in the fantasy11 to maximize winning chances.
Attacking batters who are comfortable with Indian conditions like Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav & Ishan Kishan could be a good bet.
Pacers who can make a good mix-up in the speed should be inducted into your Dream XI team.