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Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals Dream11 team – IPL 2019

If you are a true Mumbaikar, there would be two familiar sounds that would pass your ears while crossing Marine Lines station – local train’s horn and ‘Mumbaaaaiiiiii’ ‘Mumbaaaiii’
It’s that time of the year when Wankhede goes blue in color and decibel meter alarming as fans cheer loud for the start of IPL match.

Mumbai Indians Vs Delhi Capitals
Mumbai Indians Vs Delhi Capitals

Game 3 of IPL 2019 will have Mumbai Indians or MI famously known taking on rebranded Delhi Capitals at home of Mumbai Cricket – Wankhede Stadium.

While MI is always strong at home ground it’s the quest of playing best XI as the team has all firepower both on field playing ones and bench strength. Delhi Capitals on the other hand will regroup with a new name and cricket brains (Ponting, Dada) and will try to achieve better result in this year edition.

MI look more formidable side with all possible balance. Their batting will revolve around captain Rohit who has announced opening followed by Evin Lewis, Surya Kumar Yadav, Pandya Brothers and Caribbean star Pollard. Interesting to see if De Cock will be in playing XI which will make Evin Lewis sit out.
Bowling too is concrete with Bumrah leading pace attack with McClenaghan, Cutting and Pandya brothers all rounder duties.

Delhi Capitals on other hand rely on power hitter and young blood Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw and captain Shreyas Iyer in sublime form in recent Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 championship. They have destructive openers in Colin Munro and Shikhar Dhawan.
DC bowling looks pretty decent as well with Nepalese star Lamichhane delivering magical spells supported by veteran Amit Mishra, Fast & Furious Trent Bolt and seasoned Delhi boy Ishant Sharma.
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MI possible XI: Rohit Sharma (c),Quinton de Kock/Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
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Delhi Capitals possible XI: Colin Munro, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Colin Ingram, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada/Trent Boult, Avesh Khan/Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
Spotlight: The go to man of Indian Cricket “Yuvraj Singh” as MI will have to brainstorm all possible combination for him to be in playing XI
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ShamsnWags Dream11 team
Rohit Sharma, Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Colin Munro, Evin Lewis, Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, McClenaghan

Captain choice: Rohit, Dhawan, Pant, Bumrah

Vice-Captain choice: Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya, Sandeep Lamichhane
Toss win prediction: Rohit Sharma MI captain

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8th Consecutive T20 series victory for Team India

With Rohit Sharma scoring an undefeated century of 56 deliveries, punctuating with 11 boundaries and 5 sixes, India registered their eight consecutive T20 series victory. England were well 20-30 odd runs short of what could have been a winning score. England was pretty much on the money with the opening batsman giving them a fiery start. They were going strong till the 14th over where they lost Alex Hales. They managed to score 198 of 20 overs.

Hardik Pandya was the pick of the bowler who broke the back of England innings by picking 4 wickets, despite for having got clobbered for 22 runs in his first over, came back strongly to give only 16 runs of the rest 3 overs. As ‘Shri Alan Wilkins’ was referring, the grass was puffy citing the example of how the hair would look if they are done in the opposite direction of the regular partition. The expert commentators thought that there would be extra swing, but there was hardly any movement. The straight boundary was short. The England team lost the trick in the quest to over attacking.

Team India- Winning T20 Series  against England 2-1
Team India- Winning T20 Series against England 2-1
On the other hand, India was going strong steadily. After the first 3-4 overs, there was not a single over when the asking run was crossing over 11. Hard luck for Dhawan and KL as they were brilliantly caught in the field. There was clean stroke play from both the English and Indian batsmen.

Even in the first match, England comfortably scored 50 runs of first 5 overs. Kuldeep Sharma cleaned them up in the first match with the ‘Fiver’. The second match would well have gone India’s way had it not been for Alex Hales’s brilliant onslaught throughout and especially in the last over of Bhuvi where he hit 6 of the first ball and 4 of the second ball where in 12 runs were required of the last over. In fact, the English batsman handled the spin very well, not allowing Kuldeep to settle in by hitting him across the park, resulting of him being dropped from the 3rd and the Final T20.

It was an extremely positive and confident move to send our Hardik Pandya at No. 4 position ahead of Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni. Rohit Sharma was hitting cleanly and was nearing the century. India needed someone who could attack from the other end to be at par of the asking rate and allow Rohit to get to his century. Hardik played to his potential and displayed why the captain and team management has high regards for him. Rohit Sharma was awarded as Man of the Match and Series.

With the series win, India will go on a positive note and will have an upper hand against England. All the Indian batsmen are looking in prime form. Just matter of time as they head towards the ODI series starting from 12th July.

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The King Of Double Hundred!

Rohit Sharma-
Rohit Sharma

Rohit Gurunath Sharma, is now the first and only cricketer to have 2 double hundred under his belt. With a score of 264, he made sure that India crossed the 400 mark with in no time.

A young talented opener, who is often referred to as lazy player, has time and again come out to make his bat do the talking.The crictics can now, for some time, shut up their mouth and have some words of praise for him.In the current list of the double hundred club, there are only 3 players featuring in it. Only Indians, yes all there are Indians. All of them great openers and on a given day, they could tear apart the opposition and only can only pity their bowlers. He has 5 Centuries to his credit, out of which, 2 are double centuries. Team Sri Lanka is already under lots of pressure losing on all the 3 matches, and with Rohit Sharma posting a double ton, there is no chance for the Lankans to win from here.
Having set the record, it’s time for him to concentrate more on his batting and prove his worth for the World Cup that will be played downunder.
Once again, congratulating Rohit Sharma and wish him good luck for the matches to come.  Lets us all share our views in comments and praise and wish him luck.