After an intriguing game in Hyderabad, the focus now shifts to the 34th match of the fascinating Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 extravaganza, wherein Delhi Capitals (DC) will be hosting the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi later in the day. Both the teams would be very much high on confidence coming into this game after registering comprehensive victories in their respective previous outings. During the last meeting between the two teams earlier in the tournament, the Shreyas Iyer-led team defeated the three-time champions by 37 runs.
The Rohit Sharma-led team is coming into this game after recording a brilliant six-wicket victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the last match. With five wins in the eight played this season, the three-time champions are surely looking as one of the strong contenders to lift the prestigious IPL 2019 title.
We are aware of what to expect
Ahead of the game, MI all-rounder Ben Cutting revealed that it helps when the home team does not have the complete advantage. Cutting mentioned that his team is aware of what to expect from the Delhi wicket. The all-rounder stated they have closely monitored Delhi Capitals game till now and know very well how they play.
“It helps if the home team doesn’t have the advantage. We start even in that case. We have played against all the teams except Kolkata Knight Riders and I think we are aware of what to expect from Delhi. We have kept a close eye on how they play,” quoted Ben Cutting.
We will look to adapt the conditions
Cutting revealed that the visitors would be approaching the upcoming games in same manner as they have done till now this season. He reckoned that since they will be playing many away games, the wickets will also be fairly different. “Pretty much how we approached the other games. We play four straight games on the road and the wickets will be fairly different. We will look to adapt to the conditions,” he added.
While speaking on the workload management issue of the World Cup players, Cutting mentioned that the bowling coaches can have a say on this discussion. “The bowling coaches can say that. It isn’t something that we can speak about,” the all-rounder concluded.