IPL 2020 MI vs DC: Match build-up, fantasy tips and predictions

Match 51 of the Dream11 IPL 2020 sees Mumbai Indians take on the Delhi Capitals at Sharjah as one team stands in the way of the other making it to the playoffs.

Delhi Capitals need a single victory in their remaining 2 matches to make it to the playoffs. While Mumbai have already qualified after defeating RCB in the last game, the onus is now on the team from the North of India to step up in their final two games as they play both Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore within 2 days. The form of Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan is a big concern for Delhi after their humiliating defeat to SRH last game. Prithvi Shaw might come back into the side for Ajinkya Rahane who has not yet grabbed his chances. Rabada and Axar Patel have been the most consistent players for Capitals this season by a long way.


Mumbai Indians shall ensure that they do not get complacent after confirming their qualification to the playoffs. They are top of the table table with 16 points and a much healthy net run-rate as compared to their rivals. The injury to captain Rohit Sharma has been overshadowed by some good performances from Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav. Trent Boult and Rahul Chahar have been consistent with the ball throughout the season. Stand-in captain Kieron Pollard is really crucial to the team for the final few games.

Predicted Lineups:

Mumbai Indians: 1 Ishan Kishan, 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Saurabh Tiwary, 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 Kieron Pollard (capt), 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 James Pattinson, 9 Rahul Chahar, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Jasprit Bumrah.

Delhi Capitals: 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Prithvi Shaw/Ajinkya Rahane, 3 Shreyas Iyer (capt), 4 Rishabh Pant (wk), 5 Shimron Hetmyer, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Harshal Patel/Tushar Deshpande, 8 Axar Patel, 9 R Ashwin, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Anrich Nortje

Important Stats:

  • Ishan Kishan is one among the five players to have a strike rate of 140-plus against pacers and spinners in IPL 2020
  • Rishabh Pant needs 11 runs to reach 2000 runs in IPL
  • Kieron Pollard needs 27 runs to reach 3000 runs in IPL