In Match 69 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Mumbai Indians (MI) will meet against playoffs aspirant Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Saturday night. With 14 points from 13 matches along with a net run rate of 0.255, the fate of Rishabh Pant's men is in their own hands. A win will take them past Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and secure a spot in the Qualifier 2 on May 25 at the Eden Gardens.
Following all the ups and downs in the IPL 2022, Delhi seem to have finally found momentum towards the business end of the IPL 2022. The all-round form of Mitchell Marsh has their biggest reason behind this turnaround. Marsh's compatriot David Warner, too, has been a huge contributor to Delhi's success this year. Their bowling too has shaped up really well in the last few matches.
Mumbai, on the other hand, are at the bottom of the table with just three wins in 13 matches. Even a victory tonight will probably be unable to take them one spot up and replace Chennai Super Kings (CSK) from ninth place. Rohit Sharma's men have nothing to lose in this game, and will like to play a free-flowing game and do RCB a favour perhaps.
Mumbai will continue with their experiments and try out new players. Hence, it will be interesting to see whether Arjun Tendulkar gets a game tonight or not.
Mumbai Indians: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, Jaydev Unadkat, Riley Meredith
Delhi Capitals: Sarfaraz Khan, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (wk & c), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed
- Back the Mumbai batters to take a fearless approach and go for their shots right away.
- Delhi will bank on their spinners, Kuldeep and Axar, to tame Mumbai. You may want to have some of them in your fantasy XI.
- Marsh, with his all-round skills, is the ideal option for the role of captain in your fantasy XI.
Where to watch
Live streaming of Match 69 of IPL 2022 between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC) will start from 7.30 PM IST on May 21. You can watch the match on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar.