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IPL 2022 – The BEST Delhi Capitals Playing XI to face the Mumbai Indians

The Delhi Capitals (DC) have seven wins in 13 league games and now rank fifth in the IPL 2022 points table. DC defeated Punjab Kings by 17 runs in their most recent match (PBKS). Following an ordinary effort by the batting to post 159, the bowlers put up their best effort to protect the score.

The Capitals will face the Mumbai Indians (MI) in their next league encounter at Wankhede Stadium. If they win this game, they will finish fourth in the points table and qualify for the playoffs. They are not likely to change the winning combination after the confidence-boosting success in the previous game.

Let’s take a look at the BEST Delhi Capitals Playing XI to face the Mumbai Indians.

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David Warner and Sarfaraz Khan to open the innings

 

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In Prithvi Shaw’s absence, the squad invited Mandeep Singh and Srikar Bharat to fill the opening berth. However, neither hitter contributed enough to the squad. Sarfaraz Khan batted alongside David Warner in the last league encounter.

Khan’s hitting powers were outstanding, as he scored 32 runs off 16 balls, with five fours and a single six. His hit aided the team’s early success. He is likely to keep his spot in this game and will try to maintain his current form.

Warner, on the other hand, was holed out on a duck in the last game and will be crucial for the club in this league match. In 11 innings, he has given up 427 runs at a strike rate of 151.95 and an average of 53.37. With five fifties this season, the 35-year-old is the team’s leading run-scorer.

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Mitchell Marsh, Rovman Powell, and Rishabh Pant strengthen the middle order

 

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With the inclusion of established T20 performers, the team possesses a fantastic middle-order. However, captain Rishabh Pant has yet to deliver his greatest effort of the season. He was out for seven off three balls in the previous game. The wicket-keeper has 301 runs with a strike rate of 157.59 in 13 matches.

In the tournament, Caribbean batter Rovman Powell has 207 runs with a strike rate of 155.63 and has performed a handful of match-winning knocks. Powell will be confident in his talents despite a dreary game in the last league match in which he contributed only two runs.

Mitchell Marsh’s form is the biggest plus for the squad in the final leg of the IPL 2022. In the last few league games, the Australian all-rounder has contributed in both categories. In the most recent encounter, he responded with a knock of 63 off 48 balls, which helped the club win the match and stay in contention for the playoffs.

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Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, and Lalit Yadav come in as the all-rounder

 

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In the most recent league match, Lalit Yadav was brought back into the mix and contributed 24 off 21 balls while being frugal with the ball, allowing only six runs in a single over. This season, he has 161 runs and four wickets in 12 games.

Axar Patel, the spinner, was at his best in the last league encounter, finishing with figures of 2/14 in four overs. With his excellent line lengths, he put pressure on the batters in the middle and helped the team win. Patel also added 17 points to the team total.

Shardul Thakur was named Player of the Match after taking 4/36 in four overs. He clearly held his cool under pressure and was brilliant with his variety. Thakur has 13 wickets and 116 runs in 13 matches.

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Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, and Anrich Nortje form the bowling attack

 

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This season, the bowling department has performed admirably for the squad in the majority of instances. Kuldeep Yadav, the team’s strongest performer, has taken 20 wickets at an economy rate of 8.45. He was brilliant with figures of 2/14 in three overs in the previous game and will seek to maintain that momentum.

Anrich Nortje, a Proteas fast bowler, was dropped and had injury worries in the first part of the season. However, he has returned and has done well to slow down the opposition while still taking wickets. He let up 29 runs and took one wicket in his last game.

This season, the Capitals’ top pacer has been left-arm bowler Khaleel Ahmed. He has 16 wickets at an economy of 8.08 in nine appearances, although he went for 43 runs in his last game and has room for improvement.