Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date: 27th March 2022
Time: 3:30 PM IST
It is the clash of two giants, Delhi vs Mumbai. Rishabh Pant vs Rohit Sharma.
Delhi Capitals have always upstaged the Mumbai Indians in the league fixtures.
As for the business end of the tournament, the Capitals haven’t been lucky so far.
They will look to improve from their past mistakes and make a move to win the trophy this year.
For Delhi, they will be a rather depleted side today as many of their frontline players will not be available to them and they will have to contend with the likes of Tim Seifert and Rovman Powell to take them through in their campaign opener.
Five-time champs Mumbai Indians are looking pretty strong. They have all their main players, excluding Suryakumar Yadav who is undergoing recovery at the NCA.
Although Mumbai didn’t have a good outing last season, they will now be raring to come out this season.
It will be a great contest between these heavy giants and it will be quite exciting to watch which team opens their account with a win.
Predicted Playing XI for Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians
Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert, KS Bharat/Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant (c, wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Kamlesh Nagarkoti/Chetan Sakariya.
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Tilak Verma, Anmolpreet Singh/Dewald Brevis, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Sanjay Yadav, Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat, M Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah.