IPL 2022 DC vs MI: Delhi Capitals take on Mumbai Indians in match 2 as we look at the best predicted playing 11 of both the teams.
Match 2 of the Indian Premier League 2022 shall see two of the most consistent sides in the last 3 years taking on each other. While Mumbai Indians have been two times champions during the period, Delhi Capitals have managed to make it to the Playoffs on all three occasions. With these two sides clashing at Brabourne stadium, it calls for a mouth-watering contest.
Mumbai Indians’ overall squad looks below-par as compared to Delhi Capitals. However, we all know Mumbai’s DNA, and how they can make superstars out of young potential players. Delhi Capitals, meanwhile, would see Rishabh Pant as their full-time Captain starting year. He is the youngest captain this year in IPL ageing just 24 years.
Having said that, both sides are affected by player availability issues. For Mumbai Indians, they would be without their key middle-order player, Suryakumar Yadav, and Delhi Capitals would be without five of their key overseas players. It would be interesting to see what playing 11 combinations do both the teams adopt.
So, with that, let’s look at the best predicted playing 11 for Match 2 DC vs MI of IPL 2022. Before that, let’s look at the key match details. In terms of match prediction, According to the leading cricket betting website, Betway, the odds seems to be in favour of the Delhi Capitals. While DC have winnings odds of 2.1, MI have winning odds at 1.75.
- Type: IPL 2022 Match 2 – DC vs MI
- When: March 27, 2022
- Where: Brabourne
- Time: 3:30 pm IST
IPL 2022 DC vs MI: Predicted Playing XI for Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals are the worst hit side when it comes to the unavailability of overseas players. As many as five overseas players won’t be available for the first match, and an initial few matches. This includes the likes of David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, and Anrich Nortje.
While David Warner and Mitchell Marsh are out on national duty, Lungi Ngidi and Mustafizur Rahman would be serving Quarantine. Whereas Anrich Nortje would need a few matches to recover from injury. With these 5 overseas players not playing, and 3 of them being confirmed starters, it would be interesting to see who replaces them.
Starting with the top-order, Delhi Capitals might play Tim Seifert as an opener alongside Prithvi Shaw. At number 3, KS Bharat could be given a go. He had played a similar role for RCB, so should not find it difficult to adapt. The middle-lower-order shall see Captain Rishabh Pant at 4, Sarfaraz Khan at 5, Rovman Powell at 6, and Axar Patel at 7. Powell and Axar will be the all-rounders of the squad.
Coming to bowling, Shardul Thakur and Chetan Sakariya are potential starters as pacers. Had Nortje been there, he would have played as the first-choice pacer. But with him unavailable, Khaleel Ahmed should definitely get a go. The final spot could see a toss-up between spinner Kuldeep Yadav and pacer Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Given the pitch can assist spinners as well, Kuldeep could get a go as the second spinner.
IPL 2022 DC vs MI: Predicted Playing 11 for Delhi Capitals
Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert, KS Bharat, Rishabh Pant (C&WK), Sarfaraz Khan, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Chetan Sakariya, Kuldeep Yadav & Khaleel Ahmed
IPL 2022 DC vs MI: Predicted Playing XI for Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians may not be as badly hit as the Delhi Capitals camp when it comes to overseas player availability, but they do have one major issue to address. With Mumbai Indians’ batting being thin for 2022, the paltan is being hit with another major blow, which is the unavailability of Suryakumar Yadav. The star batter is still recovering from a hamstring injury, and would miss the first match.
Coming to the playing 11, Mumbai Indians should continue seeing Captain Rohit Sharma and dynamic Ishan Kishan opening the batting with young Tilak Varma at number 3. Following these two shall be the dynamic duo of Kieron Pollard and Tim David. The lower-order looks slightly below-par with the likes of Sanjay Yadav and Fabien Allen.
The bowling shall be led by Jasprit Bumrah and Daniel Sams. Had Suryakumar Yadav been there, Mumbai Indians would have played Tymal Mills. But with him not there, MI need an additional batter, and they can play Dewald Brevis at 3 or Fabien Allen at 6. But Fabien Allen seems a good bet. This also gives Pollard and David more game time.
Supporting Bumrah and Sams shall be Jaydev Unadkat and Murugan Ashwin. The fifth bowling could be shared between Tim David, Sanjay Yadav, Kieron Pollard, and Fabien Allen. The batting line-up may be slightly thin, but the bowling attack looks stronger. Overall, Mumbai Indians can actually give a run for the money to Delhi Capitals.
IPL 2022 DC vs MI: Predicted Playing 11 for Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Fabien Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Daniel Sams, Jaydev Unadkat, Murugan Ashwin & Jasprit Bumrah
Top Fantasy Players to Pick for DC vs MI:
Batters: Ishan Kishan, Prithvi Shaw, KS Bharat, and Rishabh Pant
All-rounders: Tim David, Kieron Pollard, and Axar Patel
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Chetan Sakariya, Daniel Sams, and Shardul Thakur
CVC Choice: Ishan Kishan and Prithvi Shaw
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