10 Oct 2020: MI vs DC: Decoding Rishabh Pant's performance against Jasprit Bumrah
Defending champions Mumbai Indians will face Delhi Capitals in the 27th game of IPL 2020.
This will be the second game of Saturday's double-header, which will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Let us analyze Pant's performance against Bumrah.
Record: A look at Pant's IPL record against Bumrah
In the IPL, Pant has aggregated 1,912 runs from 60 innings at an average of 36.07.
He also has an IPL ton to his name.
On the other hand, Bumrah owns 93 wickets in 83 matches, including a best match haul of 4/20.
Thus far, Pant has managed to score 26 runs off 25 balls by Bumrah, while Bumrah has dismissed him four times.
Fact: Pant has a terrific record against Mumbai Indians
Pant boasts a formidable record against Mumbai Indians in the tournament. As of now, the DC wicket-keeper has aggregated 219 runs from seven games at a strike rate of 168.46 against them. The tally also includes 14 sixes and 19 fours.
Middle overs: Pant's strike rate in the middle overs (vs MI)
In recent times, Pant has proved his worth in the middle-order for the Delhi Capitals.
Besides accelerating when needed, he has also understood the importance of carving out singles.
Hence, this added dimension has also improved his strike-rate in the middle overs.
Against MI, he owns a total of 134 runs in five matches from 7th to 15th over at a strike-rate of 152.27.
Fact: A strike rate of 271.43 in death overs (vs MI)
Rishabh Pant has always carried the propensity to go all-out toward the end of innings. Across various seasons of IPL, he has scored scored 76 runs from two matches at an astronomical strike-rate of 271.43 in the middle overs against MI.
MI vs DC: What to expect?
The upcoming encounter between MI and DC is expected to be a thriller.
Notably, the two teams hold the top-two spots on the points table presently.
Furthermore, both Pant and Bumrah have been on a roll this season.
While Bumrah is presently the second-highest wicket-taker (11), Pant has amassed 176 runs at 35.20.
It remains to be seen who comes on top this time.