Rishabh Pant Out, Rahane In: Delhi Capitals Make 2 Changes vs MI
Mumbai Indians go unchanged while Delhi Capitals make two changes after winning the toss against Mumbai Indians.
After warming the bench for his side’s first six games, Ajinkya Rahane has been drafted into the Delhi Capitals’ playing eleven for their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Mumbai Indians.
Traded from the Rajasthan Royals, Rahane didn’t get a spot DC’s XI with the opening pair of Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan scoring runs for them.
After Delhi Capitals won the toss and opted to bat in the top-of-the-table clash, captain Shreyas Iyer said that Rishabh Pant, who was seen hobbling in the last match due to a cramp in his hamstring, was sitting out. Wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey was hence handed his IPL debut, to keep the stumps.
One short of a foreigner’s slot, Delhi was forced to leave out Shimron Hetmyer as Ajinkya Rahane made his way into the same.
Mumbai Indians on the other hand are playing an unchanged team.
DC skipper Shreyas Iyer said they are performing well defending for the reason of his choice, while Rohit Sharma said that chasing will be a good challenge for them and at the end of the day they have to play good cricket and toss shouldn’t be a factor.
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Alex Carey(w), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
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