Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians Prediction: Who Will The Match Between DC vs MI? IPL 2022, Match 02- DC vs MI. No Australian player is available for the Delhi Capitals at least till April 6 as Cricket Australia didn’t allow its players till the end of the white ball series against Pakistan in Pakistan. This involves all of its contracted players which rules out Mitchell Marsh and David Warner.
As Proteas pacer Anrich Nortje is still unfit, he won’t be available for the first few games at least as per the latest reports, although he is training with the team at the moment.
Since the ODI series between South Africa and Bangladesh ended a day ago, Proteas pacer Lungi Ngidi and Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman are not available for DC’s first game against Mumbai Indians either. This leaves with only Rovman Powell and Tim Seifert being the only overseas players available against Mumbai Indians.
Delhi Capitals Predicted XI
Tim Seifert, Prithvi Shaw, KS Bharat, Rishabh Pant (wk/captain), Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Sarfaraz Khan, Shardul Thakur, Chetan Sakariya, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed
Mumbai Indians, unlike Delhi Capitals, do not have any availability issues especially as all of their overseas players will be there in India ahead of their opening game in IPL 2022 against Delhi Capitals scheduled on 27 March at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
The duo of skipper Rohit Sharma and keeper Ishan Kishan will open the batting this season. The biggest setback for MI is that Suryakumar Yadav is ruled out for their tournament opener as he is currently at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) recovering from a thumb injury. The likes of Tilak Verma, Tim David and Kieron Pollard will hence form part of the middle-order.
The duo of Sanjay Yadav and Mayank Markande is likely to start in the MI playing 11 as the first-choice spinners. Jasprit Bumrah will lead the pace bowling attack alongside the likes of Tymal Mills, Daniel Sams and Jaydev Unadkat. Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams and Tymal Mills will be their four overseas players in the starting XI.
Mumbai Indians Predicted XI
Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan (WK), Tilak Verma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Sanjay Yadav, Mayank Markande, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills
Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians Prediction: Who Will The Match Between DC vs MI? IPL 2022, Match 02- DC vs MI
With five out of their seven overseas players not available and the Indian replacements decidedly second-rung, Delhi Capitals could struggle in their first IPL match against IPL’s most successful franchise Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians are hence the slight favourites to win this match.
The batting and bowling lineup may not look as strong without Suryakumar Yadav (unavailable for the match against Delhi), Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya as the MI we are used to seeing but it has fantastic potential. The pace lineup is a bit stronger with the inclusion of Tymal Mills and Jaydev Unadkat unlike the inexperienced spinners available.