LSG and GT had qualified for the playoff of IPL 2022 while MI, CSK, SRH, Punjab, and Kolkata were out of the race to the playoff. Now Delhi, RR, and Bangalore are fighting for two spots left in the playoff. As we had mentioned above Mumbai is out of the playoff and they are the worst-performing team in IPL 2022. They had won just three out of thirteen matches played. They have lost ten matches and are lying at the bottom of the points table. On the other side, DC is still in the playoff race but to qualify, they have to win this match with a handsome margin. They had also played thirteen matches with seven wins to their name. They have lost six matches and are holding the fifth position on the points table. We can expect that they can beat MI with a required margin for the playoffs. They are coming to this match on the back of a massive win over Punjab Kings in their most recent match.
MUMBAI INDIANS REVIEWS
The most recent match of MI was very interesting against SRH. MI had not been impressive in IPL 2022 but are out of the race to the playoffs. The bowling department of Mumbai was struggling in the opening matches but had bounced back in some previous matches. Their most recent match against CSK is a big example of it where they send the full team of Chennai back to the pavilion on a total of just 97 runs in 16 overs. Daniel Sams, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith, Hrithik Shokeen, Kumar Kartikeya, and Ramandeep Singh had been leading the bowling department of MI since some last matches. Daniel Sams was the most successful bowler in the previous match with three wickets to his name in four overs against just 16 runs. Kumar Kartikeya also performed well with the ball and picked two wickets in three overs while he was charged for 22 runs. Riley Meredith was the other bowler who picked two wickets but he leaked 27 runs in three overs. Ramandeep Singh and Jasprit Bumrah picked one wicket each while Hrithik Shokeen was the only bowler who could not pick any wicket.
Mumbai has nothing to lose and we are sure that they will test some young bowlers from the bench strength. The batting order of MI had struggled throughout IPL 2022. Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma are opening the batting inning for Mumbai. Both batters are senior and also had been playing for the national team of India for a long time but had failed in IPL 2022. Daniel Sams and Tilak Varma are leading the top batting order but had not played any role in any win for the team. Tristan Stubbs, Hrithik Shokeen, and Tim David are taking care of the middle batting order of MI and have been good. Tilak Varma was the highest run-scorer in the previous match and remained not out after scoring 34 runs on 32 balls with the help of four boundaries. Rohit Sharma and Hrithik Shokeen scored 18 runs each while Tim David scored 16 runs and remained not out till the chase of the target on just seven balls. He smashed two huge sixes during his inning and he was the only batter who hit sixes from the side of MI.
DELHI CAPITALS REVIEWS
DC had now won two matches in a row. DC had a good start to IPL 2022 but lost some matches in a row in the middle of the tournament. They bounced back and beat Rajasthan in the most recent match. The bowling department of Delhi had played a key role in every win for the team. Chetan Sakariya, Anrich Nortje, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Mitchell Marsh, and Kuldeep Yadav are leading the bowling department of DC in IPL 2022. They also have some best bowlers of the T20 format of cricket on the bench. They were good in the most recent match against RR where they leaked just 160 runs in 20 overs. Chetan Sakariya was the most successful bowler in the previous match with two wickets to his name in four overs against 23 runs. Mitchell Marsh also picked two wickets in three overs while he was charged for 25 runs. Nortje was the other bowler who picked two wickets but he leaked a lot of runs. He was charged for 39 runs in four overs.
Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, and Kuldeep Yadav were the bowlers who could not pick any wicket in the previous match against RR. The batting order of DC also had been good in IPL 2022 and was also superb in the previous match against Rajasthan. Srikar Bharat, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, and Rishabh Pant are the star batters of Delhi and these batters were also good in the previous match where they chased the target of 161 runs in just 18.1 overs. Mitchell Marsh was the highest run-scorer in the previous match with 89 runs to his name on 62 balls with the help of five boundaries and seven huge sixes. David Warner was the other batter who put some runs on the board in the previous match. He remained not out after scoring 52 runs on 41 balls with the help of five boundaries and one huge six. Rishabh Pant also performed well with the bat and scored 13 runs on just four balls with the help of two boundaries. Delhi has a good combination and we don’t think that they will make any changes in the final playing eleven.
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: May 21, 7:30 PM
TOSS PREDICTION IN TODAY’S MATCH PREDICTION
The toss is going to play an important part in the result of every match of IPL 2022 as we had observed in the previous matches. According to toss prediction, the team who will win the toss will elect to field first as defending had been difficult in the most recent matches of IPL.
PITCH REPORT AND CONDITIONS
The 69th match of IPL T20, 2022 is going to be held at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. We had observed in the previous matches played here that the pitch here at this venue is good for batting in early overs. The track has a good amount of pace and bounce which allows the batsmen to score good cricketing shots but this ground also has big boundaries which can be a plus point for the bowlers. A score of 190 plus seems to be a par score.
WEATHER REPORT FOR TODAY’S MATCH
The weather forecast for Mumbai is good for this cricket match. There are almost no chances of rain in the region and we are hopeful that we will have a full match to enjoy.
PROBABLE PLAYING XIS FOR MI VS DC
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Daniel Sams, Tilak Varma, Ramandeep Singh, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Sanjay Yadav/Basil Thampi, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith/Fabian Allen, Mayank Markande
David Warner, Sarfaraz Khan/Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed
PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
PROBABLE THE BEST BATTER OF THE MATCH
David Warner has been the man in form for the Delhi Capitals this season and he would want to make up for the first-ball dismissal in the previous game. The left-hander is fifth in the race for the Orange Cap with 427 runs at an average of 53.37 and he definitely will be a key player in the must-win encounter against Mumbai.
PROBABLE THE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH
Shardul Thakur was back at his best in the previous game against Punjab Kings as he bowled an amazing spell and picked up four wickets in the process. His death overs bowling has provided skipper Rishabh Pant with a lot of options to pick from and he will be looking to continue his impressive form from the previous game.
WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR THE BOTH TEAMS
Delhi Capitals is overall a strong team when we compare with Mumbai Indians. They have the best players in the t20 format of cricket. The batting order of this team is also strong and some well-known hitter of the t20 format is the part of the squad of this team, so the winning chances of today’s match for the Delhi Capitals have been increased. The equation of who will win today’s cricket match prediction and who will win the cricket match today is mentioned as under.