IPL 2019 Predictions: DC vs MI Dream 11 Predictions

Published 04/17/2019, 2:48 PM EDT

On Thursday night, the Mumbai Indians go up against the Delhi Capitals at the Feroze Shah Kotla in Delhi. This DC vs MI battle is for 2nd and 3rd in the IPL 2019 table. A win for Delhi or Mumbai could mean a chance to catch CSK and they are tied on 10 and Chennai just lost to Sunrisers.


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Tomorrow’s IPL 2019 match will be held in the Capital’s backyard and ES will help with the Dream 11 Predictions in case fans are still unsure.

People interested in Dream 11 predictions will likely have a hard time figuring out the perfect 11. But we have it sorted for them. We will provide an extensive detailed analysis helping fill up the perfect 11.


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Team News

The Delhi Capitals have truly been reborn after ditching their Daredevil name. Their form has been excellent with three straight wins in the last 5 games. Mumbai on the other hand have been on a better run, with four wins in 5 games. Whoever wins in this DC vs MI matchup, will be a step closer to catching CSK.

Predicted Playing 11

Mumbai: Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

Delhi: Colin Ingram, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Hanuma Vihari, Amit Mishra, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada

Weather and pitch report

Historically speaking, the Feroz Shah Kotla pitch has been very kind to batsmen. However, in 2009, it copped a lot of criticism after an ODI between India and Sri Lanka. As it turned out, the pitch was declared dangerous. It got to a point where the Kotla nearly faced a ban for 1-2 years.

Since then, the pitch has worked its way past that drama and now serves as a home ground for the Delhi Capitals and the venue for the DC vs MI match on Thursday.

H2H record

There have been a total of 23 DC vs MI clashes in IPL’s history. Currently, in the head to head matchups, Delhi narrowly edge out Mumbai with 12 wins to 11. The highest score statistic swings towards Mumbai, having scored 218 to DC’s 213. The lowest score statistic also sees Mumbai on top with 92 to Delhi’s paltry 66.

Wicket keeper

In this IPL 2019 matchup, Rishabh Pant is the pick of the bunch as he goes up against Quinton de Kock. He proudly displays a highest score of and unbeaten 78* in IPL 2019 at a strike rate of 161.18.


On the batting front, three DC players have been on fire in the past few games. They are, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw. These three are on the IPL 2019 Dream 11 list for the Capitals. Two places in the batsman list are occupied by Mumbai’s Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav. All five players are excellent in their own right and should perform well in Thursday’s DC vs MI clash.

All rounders

Two all-rounders makes it onto the IPL 2019 Dream 11 list with Mumbai’s Hardik Pandya taking that honour. Pandya has scored a total of 186 runs from 8 matches at a strike rate of 191.75 with 7 wickets under his belt. He also has an economy of 9.91 in IPL 2019. For Delhi, Chris Morris takes that honour with 21 runs and 11 wickets. He boasts of an economy of 8.13 in IPL 2019. Both players will be crucial picks ahead of DC vs MI.


On the bowling front, Keemo Paul and Kagiso Rabada are the candidates from Delhi. Paul has picked up 6 wickets in 4 matches with best figures of 3 for 17 at an economy of 7.42. Rabada has an economy of 7.70 with an impressive 17 wickets in hand. Mumbai have the talismanic Jasprit Bumrah on their side. Bumrah has bagged 8 wickets from 8 matches and boasts of an economy of 6.81 in IPL 2019.


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Captain and vice captain

Interestingly Rishabh Pant will be the pick for skipper and the ideal second in command for this IPL 2019 Dream 11 match is Rohit Sharma.

Dream 11 players


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