In the 34th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, Delhi Capitals (DC) will lock horns with Mumbai Indians (MI) on April 18. The visitors have a dismal record against the home team on their home turf, i.e. FerozShah Kotla Ground, in Delhi. In the 9 matches that two teams have played here, Mumbai Indians have only managed to secure victories in 3 games. Ahead of DC vs MI IPL 2019 Clash, Mumbai Indians Share Stats of Lasith Malinga Against Delhi and They Are Quite Impressive!
The last time Delhi and Mumbai went head to head was on March 24, where Rishabh Pant's whirlwind knock, 78 runs off 27 balls, handed the DC franchise their first win of the season. The Delhi team won the match comfortably by 38 runs. DC vs MI, IPL 2019 Match 34 Preview: Focus on Feroze Shah Kotla Pitch As In-Form Delhi Capitals Play Mumbai Indians.
With only a few hours to go for the exciting contest, we bring you a list of 5 key players to watch out for in DC vs MI, 34th IPL 2019 match.
Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Capitals)
The highest wicket-taker of this season, Kagiso Rabada has had a great run so far. With 17 wickets in this IPL, Rabada would be one of the most fearsome bowlers in the night, as teams take the field. Rabada will have to continue his good form in their match against MI to maintain the number 2 spot in IPL Point Table.
Hardik Pandya (Mumbai Indians)
The dashing all-rounder has taken his six-hitting skills to a whole new level this season. Hardik Pandya has struck huge towering sixes at his will this year. MI will badly need his services to add extra-muscle in the already-robust lineup. How he fares against the bowling of Rabada in the death overs will be a delight for the fans to watch.
Prithvi Shaw (Delhi Capitals)
The youngster has got starts this season, but has failed to convert them into substantial scores, except a couple of knocks. Prithvi Shaw would be itching to make amends in his batting and step up his class to keep his side's winning up and going. Shaw will face a familiar side in MI, but the right-hand cannot afford further slip-ups.
Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)
The Mumbai Indians skipper has had a disappointing season this year. Rohit Sharma has not been fluent, and has even failed to get starts in the matches he has played so far. If the MI franchise is eyeing their record fourth IPL title, then Rohit Sharma will have to lead from the front and soon. The odds are stacked against him, but we all know the Ro'Hitman' Sharma is only an inning away.
Shikhar Dhawan (Delhi Capitals)
The explosive left-hand opening batsman would be hoping to continue his good form against Mumbai Indians as well. After blowing hot-and-cold in the first half of the league, Shikhar Dhawan will be eyeing to score quick-and-big scores for his DC team in the second half too. It will be exciting to see how he cares at his home ground.
The hosts, Delhi Capitals, are on the second spot of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 Points Table. With 5 wins out of 8 matches, the team led by Shreyas Iyer has won 10 points this season. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, has secured 10 points too; however, it is the Net Run Rate (NRR) that have separated both the sides by a rank.