MI vs DC: With one playoff spot up for grabs the upcoming fixture is likely to be the most important one in the IPL. A win for the Delhi Capitals sees them through to the playoffs while a loss takes the Royal Challengers Bangalore to the next round.
For Royal Challengers to go through though, they will have to rely heavily on the Mumbai Indians, who have struggled all season. The Mumbai Indians though will be hoping to finish the season on a high as they look forward to next season. With the side already eliminated, they may look to try some new players as well in the upcoming game.
Match: MI vs DC
Date: 21 May 2022
Time: 7:30 IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The weather at the Wankhede stadium is clear for the evening with no chance of rain during the MI vs DC game.
The Wankhede pitch is helpful for bowlers with seam movement early on and spin as the innings progresses. Batting first is a better option.
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (capt), Tilak Varma, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Hrithik Shokeen, Ramandeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith, Kumar Kartikeya Singh
KS Bharat, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (capt & wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed
Mumbai Indians are likely to try some more new players while the Delhi Capitals could remain unchanged.
RCB are depending heavily on Rohit Sharma. He is a big player but has been under-par this season and will be hoping to finish the season well, while also helping the boys in red and gold. With one more game to go, a strong showing will give Rohit Sharma immense confidence ahead of the next season.
Mitchell Marsh the all-rounder is here. While Marsh the batter has done well in the last few games, the bowler is also starting to contribute, allowing the Delhi Capitals to play with more depth in their side.
DC come into the game with an advantage given the strength in their side and their motivation to win. Mumbai Indians will also be short on experience if they decide to try new players.
Match Prediction: Delhi Capitals will win the match.