IPL 2018: 55th Match: DD vs MI – Delhi Daredevils Predicted XI
Delhi Daredevils will host Mumbai Indians in the 55th match of the IPL 2018. The hosts are already out of the tournament, and thus they can play without any pressure. However, if they manage to win today’s contest, they will end defending champions’ journey in this season.
On the other hand, reigning champions, Mumbai Indians need a win to advance to the final four of the tournament. There is no permutation and combination to be calculated, and Rohit Sharma-led team needs to get the win under their belt.
However, when these two teams had met early in the season, Delhi Daredevils was able to win thanks to a fine knock by Jason Roy.
Here is a look at the Predicted Playing XI of the Delhi Daredevils:
As it is going to be the last league match, Gautam Gambhir might want to play it. The former Delhi skipper hasn’t played since he stepped down from the captaincy role.
Prithvi Shaw has impressed since he is included in the playing XI. The youngster will like to keep doing his good work at the top of the order.
Shreyas Iyer has done a decent job as the captain of the side. Iyer has also impressed with balanced strokeplay. Iyer will like to finish the season with a win.
Rishabh Pant is one of the biggest positives of the season for the Delhi Daredevils. The wicketkeeper-batsman has impressed with his pyrotechnics.
It was a disappointing season with the bat for Australian power-hitter Glenn Maxwell. However, Maxwell will like to finish the edition on a high.
Vijay Shankar was successful in providing the finishing touches in the previous match. The all-rounder was able to stand tall to the challenges of batting lower down the order.
Delhi will like to finish off the season on a high.
Harshal Patel had come up with a match-winning performance in the last match. Patel had delivered the goods with both bat and ball.
Amit Mishra has made good use of his vast experience. The leg-spinner had scalped two wickets in the last match. Moreover, he was also economical.
Avesh Khan has extracted good pace and has consistently clock high speed. The young fast bowler will be keen to improve himself.
Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane has impressed in both the matches he has played. It is a perfect opportunity for the young lad to learn from the best in the business.
Trent Boult was Delhi’s best bowler of the season. However, the Kiwi fast bowler lagged support from the other end.