17 Apr 2019: DC vs MI: How to pick the winning Dream11?
Both DC and MI have 10 points each from eight matches.
It is expected to be a fierce battle between these two top quality sides.
Fans, who are playing Dream11, will be looking to pick the right team. Here we decode the same.
Batting: A look at the powerful batting unit
Quinton de Kock comes in as the wicket-keeper batsman of this side. He is also the leader of the team.
A strong start by the southpaw could help MI lay a platform.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan add crucial experience at the top.
The middle order is handled by Shreyas Iyer and the powerful Kieron Pollard.
We have a world-class batting line-up on offer.
All-rounders: A star-studded all-round department
We have gone for a three-man all-round department.
Pandya brothers Hardik and Krunal are the go to players in this segment.
Hardik, in particular, has been decisive for MI with his cameos in IPL 2019.
Krunal provides the shield with his wicket-taking attributes.
DC's in-form experienced customer Chris Morris adds depth.
His form will determine DC's strategy in crucial phases.
Fact: A look at the bowling department
The bowling department is led by Purple Cap holder Kagiso Rabada. He has picked up 17 scalps in IPL 12 and is also the vice-captain of this side. Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah are crucial entities at the death.
Prediction: Predicted Playing XI and possible winner
Predicted DC playing XI: Shaw, Dhawan, Munro, Iyer (captain), Pant (wicket-keeper), Morris, Axar, Tewatia, Lamichhane, Rabada and Ishant.
Predicted MI playing XI: Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Rohit (captain), Suryakumar, Kishan, Pollard, Hardik, Krunal, Chahar, Bumrah, Behrendorff and Malinga.
We expect DC to continue with their winning ways.
Their overall depth and balance could unsettle MI at the Kotla.