Mumbai Indians won’t have it easy when they take on Delhi Capitals in their opening clash of IPL at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
Delhi have had a change of management, name and hopefully fortunes. Perennially languishing at the bottom of the table, Delhi are banking on a rock solid Indian batting line-up and a bevy of top quality bowlers to put an end to their horrid run.
Three-time champions Mumbai will be looking to put their disappointing 2018 campaign behind them and also avoid their habit of starting tournaments on a poor note. Also, they will be without top quick Lasith Malinga and Adam Milne.
IPL’s official partner Dream11 runs a Daily Contest for each game apart from the main format which is per round. With both teams battling their own demons, which players should you picks in your IPL Fantasy Team for this particular match? Here are a few tips.
BATSMAN: ROHIT SHARMA (10.5 credits)
The Mumbai Indians skipper has promised to open the innings in all matches of the 2019 season. Rest assured, the Mumbai star is determined to not only score heavily for his franchise but also get into peak batting form ahead of the World Cup. The pitch in Mumbai should suit him perfectly.
BOWLER: JASPRIT BUMRAH (9.5 cr)
One of the few bowlers in world cricket almost guaranteed to deliver in the T20 format. The 2018/19 season has seen Bumrah rise exponentially as a bowler so he’s almost certain to pick up wickets and maybe bowl a maiden as well for extra fantasy points.
WICKETKEEPER: RISHABH PANT (9.5 cr)
The Delhi lad grabbed headlines in the IPL last year and if he has anywhere near as good a season, he will be worth his weight in fantasy gold. Quick runs and dismissals with the gloves make the southpaw a must-have in most teams.
ALL-ROUNDER: KRUNAL PANDYA (8.5 cr)
The elder Pandya brother is a more reliable T20 bowler in Indian conditions, bowling his full quota more often than not and hitting a few lusty blows down the order. A gun fielder as well, Krunal can do it all on his day.
CAPTAIN: Rohit Sharma.
VICE-CAPTAIN: Jasprit Bumrah.
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