MI vs DC: Delhi will take on Mumbai in the ‘virtual’ quarter-final, Arjun Tendulkar will get a match?


Mumbai. The fate of Delhi Capitals is now in his hands, who will look to register a scintillating performance in all areas against Mumbai Indians in an almost ‘quarterfinal’ match of the Indian Premier League (IPL). While this match is very important for captain Rishabh Pant’s team, Mumbai Indians would like to end the season with a win, although it will not matter for the five-time champions. Mumbai, which came out as a strong contender in the season, had to bear the brunt of poor strategy in the auction.

Talking about Mumbai Indians, everyone will be interested in this match whether Arjun Tendulkar, son of great cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, finally gets a match or not as he has been sitting on the bench in 27 matches in two seasons. Captain Rohit Sharma had indicated that he would bring in some fresh faces in the final match. So far 22 players have played in 13 matches.

Delhi will have to beat Mumbai to reach the playoffs
The equation for Delhi Capitals (net run rate +0.255) is very simple, in which they just need to beat Mumbai Indians to make it to the top four, leading to a net run rate of Royal Challengers Bangalore (-0.253) Will go Mumbai Indians have gone through their worst phase this season while Delhi Capitals are in this position due to uninterrupted performances, winning seven out of 13 matches and losing six. Rather, he got full points in two consecutive matches only with the victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last match.

Delhi team has been struggling with fast bowling
There were also days when Delhi Capitals did exceptionally well in which David Warner (427 runs) or Mitchell Marsh (251 runs) or Rovman Powell (207 runs) showed great batting while spinners Kuldeep Yadav (20 wickets), Axar Patel ( Six wickets) and Lalit Yadav (four wickets) also did well with the ball. However, the team of Delhi Capitals struggled in two departments this season. The first fast bowling department, barring Khaleel Ahmed (16 wickets), has had its ups and downs throughout the season. Shardul Thakur conceded more than nine runs per over despite his 13 wickets.

Pant’s form also added to Delhi’s troubles
Second and most important was the failure of captain Pant (301 runs) to convert a good start into a big score. But one thing that worked for Delhi Capitals at the end of the tournament was Marsh’s batting form. With his two half-centuries, the team managed to keep the hopes alive. Mustafizur Rahman (eight wickets) performed brilliantly in the matches he played but Ricky Ponting could not find him in the playing XI for many matches according to the combination he needed. However, Sarfaraz Khan’s form as an opener will be a matter of relief for Ponting.

Team combination messed up due to Prithvi’s fall
After Prithvi Shaw was ruled out due to typhoid, Ponting used a corner Bharat, but it also did not work. In the end, Sarfaraz played a 16-ball 32 in the last match and Ponting would not want to tinker with this combination until Sao is fully fit, who is recovering from typhoid. As far as Mumbai Indians are concerned, the less they talk about this season, the better it will be for them.

Apart from NT Tilak Verma emerging as a stylish batsman, there is nothing more to talk about in the home team. He could be the next great Mumbai Indians player along with Tim David who has replaced Kieron Pollard. Captain Rohit will also definitely want this test to end soon and he needs some rest before the next round of England.

The teams are as follows:

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Ramandeep Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Arjun Tendulkar, Basil Thampi, Hrithik Shokeen, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith , Tymal Mills, Arshad Khan, Daniel Sams, Dewald Brevis, Fabian Allen, Kieron Pollard, Sanjay Yadav, Aryan Juyal and Ishan Kishan.

Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (Captain), Ashwin Hebbar, David Warner, Mandeep Singh, Prithvi Shaw, Rovman Powell, Anrich Norkia, Chetan Sakaria, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lalit Yadav , Mitchell Marsh, Praveen Dubey, Ripple Patel, Sarfaraz Khan, Vicky Ostwal, Yash Dhul, KS Bharat and Tim Seifert.

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