The Delhi Capitals will face the Mumbai Indians in the second game of the Indian Premier League 2022, which is expected to be a high-scoring affair. Both teams would be under pressure to get their campaigns started in this game. They’ve had a good rivalry over the last two seasons, so this is one of the games to watch.
The Delhi Capitals will be without David Warner and Anrich Nortje, two of their key players, and this is a significant loss for them. Their middle order appears slightly inexperienced on this grand stage, which they must overcome. The Mumbai Indians are a very strong batting team, and it will be interesting to see how they perform here after last year’s average performance.
The 2nd match between Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians will take place on March 27th, 2022 at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians, 2nd Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: March 27, 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians Team Previews
They’ve been knocking on the title door for the last three years, finishing third on the points table last season. Rishabh Pant has been leading from the front for the team, and he will look to get things started with a strong performance in this game. The Mumbai Indians are a difficult team to beat, and Pant will need to lead from the front and instil confidence in his teammates.
David Warner will miss this game, and the team will rely on Prithvi Shaw and Tim Seifert to get them off to a good start. Shaw had a fantastic season last year and hopes to replicate it this year. Rishabh Pant, Mandeep Singh, and Rovman Powell bolster the middle order with firepower and quick runs. Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel hope to shine in the game’s final overs.
As Mumbai is a top-heavy side, Shardul Thakur and Khaleel Ahmed will need to make good use of the new ball. The spin duo of Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav, who will look to keep the scoring rate under control in the middle overs, will carry a lot of weight for the team. The circumstances are likely to benefit them in this game. Chetan Sakariya is expected to perform admirably as the game’s fifth bowler.
Delhi Capitals Squad
Rishabh Pant (c), Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, David Warner, Mitch Marsh, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Ashwin Hebbar, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, KS Bharat, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Rovman Powell, Pravin Dubey, Lungi Ngidi, Tim Seifert, Vicky Ostwal
Predicted XI: Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed
Rohit Sharma would like to put the previous season’s poor performance behind him. After a shaky start, they finished fifth on the points table. In most games, their batting failed to deliver, and the team would come out all guns blazing. They had lost both games against the Delhi Capitals last year, and Sharma would like to put that right by winning this game.
Sharma and Ishan Kishan are two of the best openers in the world, and the team will be hoping for an explosive start from them in this game. Suryakumar Yadav, who is out with an injury, would be missed in the middle order, and the trio of Tilak Varma, Ramandeep Singh, and Tim David would have to play good hands. Kieron Pollard and Daniel Sams are both solid batsmen, and the team would like to see them take on the Delhi bowlers.
Tymal Mills and Jasprit Bumrah form a good new-ball pair, and they must deliver in the early overs against the Delhi Capitals’ strong batting lineup. Jaydev Unadkat, who has done well in the past, must play an important role in the middle overs with Mayank Markande. Sams and Pollard provide balance to this attack, and a strong performance is expected from them.
Mumbai Indians Squad
Rohit Sharma (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, Dewald Brevis, Basil Thampi, Murugan Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, N Tilak Varma, Sanjay Yadav, Jofra Archer, Daniel Sams, Tymal Mills, Tim David, Riley Meredith, Mohammad Arshad Khan, Anmolpreet Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Aryan Juyal, Fabian Allen
Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Ramandeep Singh, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Mayank Markande
Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians Toss Prediction
It’s a small field, but we’ve seen big run chases in the past. The wicket softens as the game progresses, and bowling in the second innings presents a significant challenge for any team. As a result, the team that wins the toss should have little hesitation in choosing to bowl first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium has one of the best batting surfaces in the country. The wicket is flat, and the ball slides easily onto the bat. Fast bowlers have struggled here because there isn’t much help from the surface. Spinners perform well because the ball can occasionally stop and catch the batsmen off guard.
On March 27, Mumbai will experience a hot and humid afternoon. The wicket may offer something to the bowlers in the early overs, but we anticipate a batting surface. Batsmen would be able to play on the rise and easily score runs. To be confident, the team batting first in the game would need to score 180 runs.
Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians Match Prediction
The Delhi Capitals would be without two of their most important players, Warner and Nortje. This is likely to have an impact on the team’s balance, especially with the new ball. They cannot afford to provide the long rope because the Mumbai Indians have an extremely strong batting lineup. Mumbai has a well-balanced team with depth in its bowling attack, making them the odds-on favourite to win the game.
Mumbai Indians is the favourite to beat Delhi Capitals at the odds of 1.80.
- With Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and Kieron Pollard in the lineup, the Mumbai Indians’ batting is strong.
- The Delhi Capitals would be without two of their best players, David Warner and Anrich Nortje.
- Mumbai Indians’ bowling attack is difficult to score against thanks to Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat, and Jasprit Bumrah.