Delhi Capitals succeeded to make a solid start at Mumbai yesterday by winning their first game in the IPL 2019 campaign. They need to face the defending champions tomorrow on their home ground. Apart from home advantage, the team seems to be balanced one with young and experienced players to continue the voyage of wins in the current season.
Undoubtedly, Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant are the crucial players to watch out for in the upcoming game. Though Prithvi Shaw could not add much to his score in the first game, he might unwind and hit some crucial runs in the game against Chennai.
Rishabh Pant proved himself once again by his cameo of 78 runs off 27 runs and Colin Ingram made a decent start in this IPL with 47 runs to stabilize the position of the team when it is struggling. The duo might play in the middle order. Since Colin Ingram added 47 off 43 runs, he will be positioned at No.4 to form a formidable middle order along with thunderous batsman Rishabh Pant. The knocks of Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, and Rishabh Pant supported Delhi Capitals to post a mammoth-like score of 213 runs against Mumbai Indians.
Shikhar Dhawan gave good support to Colin Ingram by decent shots and wants to continue the same with Chennai. He added 43 runs in this innings and want to continue as a fiery opener for the team by improving his strike rate since the team lost earlier wickets in their first game. Though Keemo Paul could not do well with the bat against Mumbai Indians, he picked the wicket of Kieron Pollard by conceding 7 runs per over.
Coming to the bowlers, Rahul Tewatia will be a ray of hope when the likes of Akshar Patel could not do well in the first game. This all-rounder stood as a good finisher and picked one scalp in the first game whereas Akshar Patel conceded 14 runs per over from three overs he bowled.
Kagiso Rabada is one of the greatest bowlers for Delhi Capitals in this game since he picked two wickets by conceding 23 runs. Ishant Sharma is the solitary Indian pacer in this game and picked the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Quinton De Kock from 4 overs by conceding 34 runs.
Trent Boult made a shaky performance at an economy rate of 10.50 per over but picked the most needed wicket at that time, Krunal Pandya.
Shreyas Iyer could not amass many runs in the first game and fell at a score of 16 runs but his batting skills in the top order cannot be underrated.
Shreyas Iyer(captain), Rishabh Pant, Keemo Paul, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Trent Boult, Colin Ingram, Rahul Tewatia, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, and Akshar Patel