IPL 2020: Top three picks for Delhi Capitals against Mumbai Indians



Delhi Capitals are having the second-best season on the trot as they are cruising towards the qualification for knockout stages. A victory against Mumbai Indians on Sunday will put them on the brink of qualification.

At the moment, Delhi Capitals seems to be the team that has zero worries. Their batting, bowling and fielding are performing right and look like a well-oiled machine. Shreyas Iyer and Marcus Stoinis have handled the batting department well whereas Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje have handled the bowling well. In the last game, even Shimron Hetmeyer scored runs who was a cause of concern for Delhi Capitals in the ongoing league.

Against Mumbai Indians, they have to get everything right. Even if one department fails, Mumbai Indians will be ready to snatch the game from the opposition’s hands.

Here are the top three picks for table-toppers Delhi Capitals against Mumbai Indians in the match no 27 of the season:

#1) Anrich Nortje

With Kagiso Rabada hitting the top-form in the league, Anrich Nortje has failed to garner the attention of the fans. However, the South African has shown his mettle and is taking his team slowly over the line in most of the game. In the ongoing edition of the league, Anrich Nortje has eight wickets from six games.

Bowling at an economy rate of 7.25, Anrich Nortje has been a lethal bowler at both powerplay and death overs. He has a strike rate of 18 and against the batting line-up that Mumbai Indians possess, Anrich Nortje has a big role to play.

#2) Axar Patel


Axar PatelThe left-arm Indian spinner started the league as a substitute fielder of Ravichandran Ashwin but is getting the game time as Amit Mishra is ruled out of the season. In five games for Delhi Capitals, Axar Patel has five wickets at an economy rate of 7.3. He has held the fort for Delhi Capitals whenever necessary.

Mumbai Indians have a big batting line up which consists of power-hitters like Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard. Axar Patel has stopped the likes of Finch, Buttler, Kohli in his previous appearances. He will be one of the top three picks for the Delhi side on Sunday.

#3) Marcus Stoinis


Marcus Stoinis BiographyThe Australian all-rounder was considered a failure in the Indian Premier League after Royal Challengers Bangalore released the player into the auction pool. However, since he started his games for Delhi Capitals, it has been a different journey. Marcus Stoinis has performed with both bat and ball and has become an indispensable member of the line-up.

He will start the game against Mumbai Indians as one of the top three picks owing to his performances in the previous game. When every other player failed to get going at Sharjah, Stoinis scored 39 from 30 which propelled the score to 184. Can Stoinis help Delhi to dismantle Mumbai?