The most successful team in the Indian T20 League, Mumbai will begin their campaign against Delhi on 27th March. This will be the second match of the tournament.
The match is scheduled to take place at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. This match will be the first day game of the Indian T20 League 2022. Mumbai will look to win their 6th Indian T20 League title this year, while Delhi will be looking to lift the trophy for the first time. Let’s have look at all the important details ahead of the match.
Mumbai: Mumbai will field the costliest player of this year’s mega auction, Ishan Kishan. Ishan was bought by Mumbai in the auction for INR 15.25 Cr. All eyes will be on Ishan Kishan to see if he justifies his price tag. Rohit Sharma will be continuing his job as the leader of the team for the 10th season.
Unavailable Players: The mainstay of the Mumbai middle order Suryakumar Yadav will miss the first match for the team owing to a thumb injury.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Tilak Verma, Tim David(O), Kieron Pollard (O), Sanjay Yadav, Daniel Sams (O), Tymal Mills (O), Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat.
Rohit Sharma: Rohit Sharma is the prime batter of the team. In Indian T20 League he has scored 5611 runs at an average of 31. This speaks volumes of the importance of Rohit in the Mumbai batting.
Jasprit Bumrah: Arguably the best bowler of the world in the white-ball format, Bumrah will be the spearhead of the Mumbai bowling.
Ishan Kishan: Ishan Kishan, with his aggressive batting approach at the top of the order, will be a key factor for the team. He will allow Rohit the time to settle in before he goes berserk against the bowlers.
Delhi: Delhi has bought back David Warner, the most successful overseas player in the Indian T20 League. This will be Warner’s second stint with the franchise. Rishabh Pant will be continuing his job as the leader of the team.
Unavailable Players: David Warner and Mitchell Marsh will be unavailable for Delhi in the first match owing to international duties. Also, Mustafizur Rahman and Lungi Ngidi are unavailable for the same reason. While Anrich Nortje is still recovering from injury.
Probable XI: Prithvi Shaw, Tim Siefert (O), KS Bharat, Rishabh Pant (C & WK), Rovman Powell (O), Sarfraz Khan, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Chetan Shakariya, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Prithvi Shaw: Prithvi Shaw has a strike rate of 146.30 in the Indian T20 League. In absence of Warner, Shaw will have to play the role of the opener who ensures that Delhi gets a solid start.
Rishabh Pant: Rishabh Pant is a game-changer in any format on any given day. Delhi will be depending a lot on their skipper to give them some solid performances in the middle overs.
Shardul Thakur: Shardul Thakur has the knack of scoring runs at important stages and picking up important wickets. The team will be looking at Thakur for some game-changing performances.
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Time: 3:30 PM
Live Telecast: Star Sports Network
Pitch Report: The pitch at Brabourne Stadium is historically a sporting one, providing equal opportunities to both batters and bowlers. Captain winning the toss will look to field first. The average total at the ground is 147
Records At Brabourne Stadium
Highest Total: 212/6 by Mumbai against Rajasthan
Lowest Order: 115 by Mumbai against Hyderabad
Highest Target Chased: 181/5 by Mumbai against Chennai.
Weather Report: The weather at Brabourne stadium is expected to be rainless. The temperature during the game will be about 25degrees Celsius. The humidity is expected to be around 70%. Dew won’t affect the game much as it is a day game.