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

Mumbai Indians

The second-placed Mumbai Indians are up against the table-toppers, Delhi Capitals in the 27th game of the Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians will look to make it to the top of the table with a victory over Delhi Capitals at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

In their previous match, Mumbai Indians dominated the proceedings throughout the game. They were able to score runs in the powerplay, in the middle overs and death too. The bowling was on the mark as they were able to garner the wickets of Smith and Samson in the powerplay. The team will look to put the dominant performance once again on Sunday.

Delhi Capitals are on song in the ongoing campaign. They are defending the scores and chasing the targets easily. Delhi Capitals are the team that everyone should envy about. Here are the top three picks for Mumbai Indians against Delhi Capitals on Sunday:

#1) Keiron Pollard

Kieron Pollard IPL

The West Indian all-rounder is once again terrifying his opponents either with his batting or with his bowling. He almost had taken Mumbai Indians over the line but faltered in the super over. However, he made amendments in his playing style and is showing to the world that why he is the most sought all-rounder in the shortest format.

Against Rajasthan Royals, it was Pollard’s effort in the long-off region that brought the match back. Jos Buttler was on song and Pollard took a blinder at long-off which changed the game. Also, he took the wicket of Tom Curran who looked to turn the game on his heads.

#2) Hardik Pandya

The Indian fast bowling all-rounder is an asset for any team. His presence alone is enough to terrify the bowlers. In the previous game against Rajasthan Royals, Hardik Pandya scored quickfire and unbeaten 30 in 19 deliveries which took Mumbai Indians to a healthy total of 193. Though he is yet to be used as a bowler by the captain, Hardik Pandya is one of the top three picks for Mumbai Indians on Sunday.

Against the bowling line-up of Delhi Capitals, MI requires a player who can explode in the death overs. Can Pandya continue his fine form against the likes of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje on his birthday?

#3) Jasprit Bumrah

Delhi Capitals have one of the biggest batting line-ups in the Indian Premier League. The top four batsmen in the team are threatening sight to any bowler. Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer form the core of the team with Marcus Stoinis and Shimron Hetmeyer down the batting order. If these are to be contained, it requires a great bowling leader and it is Jasprit Bumrah on any day.

After a disastrous start to the season, Bumrah is slowly gaining his territory and is becoming indispensable for his captain again. The fast bowler will start as one of the top three picks for Mumbai Indians against Delhi Capitals.