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IPL Fantasy, DD vs MI: Best XI to pick for today's match

Rajdeep Puri
1.95K   //    19 May 2018, 23:51 IST

Pant should be the ideal choice for captain

The Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians will take on each other in the penultimate match of the Indian Premier League round-robin stage. The Mumbai Indians have everything to play for, with a win taking them through to the playoffs and a loss sending them packing.

The Mumbai Indians bowled extremely well in the death against the Kings XI Punjab in their previous encounter as they successfully defended 187, despite KL Rahul almost scoring a century.

Kieron Pollard, who came back into the side for their previous encounter, scored a fantastic half-century which helped Mumbai score 186. He was helped by Krunal Pandya, who scored 32 runs.

The Delhi Daredevils, on the other hand, are already knocked out of the tournament after winning just four out of the thirteen games they have played.

However, they are coming into this game with some momentum, having achieved an extremely comfortable win against the Chennai Super Kings in their previous encounter.

Having scored an above par score of 162 in their 20 overs, they managed to restrict CSK to just 128 with the loss of five wickets.

They will look to carry on their momentum from the previous game into this game as well and hope to play party poopers for Mumbai.

Here’s our suggestion for the playing XI in today’s games (5 core players who are a must have for today’s game are marked as “CP”).

Today's Best Eleven for DD vs MI:


#1 Prithvi Shaw

#2 Suryakumar Yadav - CP

#3 Rohit Sharma

#4 Rishabh Pant - CP

#5 Krunal Pandya - CP

#6 Hardik Pandya - C

#7 Abhishek Sharma

#8 Amit Mishra

#9 Trent Boult

#10 Jasprit Bumrah - CP

#11 Sandeep Lamichhane

Alternate Options

There are alternate options for the players who have not been listed under the Core players in the above eleven. You can consider these players in place of the non-core players.

#1 Evin Lewis

#2 Shreyas Iyer

#3 Kieron Pollard

#4 Mitchell McClenaghan

#5 Vijay Shankar

Captain Options

#1 Rishabh Pant - If you want to choose a Delhi Daredevils player as your captain, picking Rishabh Pant is a no-brainer. He has been in sensational form throughout the tournament and has been able to tackle the opposition bowlers with ease and smash them all around the park. He was the first Indian to score a century earlier this and is one of the contenders for the Orange Cap as well.

#2 Krunal Pandya - The elder Pandya has been one of the most consistent players in the Mumbai Indians line-up over the past few years. He has contributed equally with the bat and the ball and has single-handedly won matches for his side on a few occasions. He can be extremely handy with the bat in the middle order or at the end of the innings and can pick up a few wickets with the ball as well.

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