Both MI and DC are at the bottom of the table
- Mumbai Indians have bowling issues to sort
- DC bank on spinners in home game to topple MI
Mumbai Indians come off the back of two successive losses at the start of the season, but they are up against Delhi, who have lost all three games so far. MI will know they have issues to sort in terms of personnel for this big clash. Mumbai Indians have odds of 1.76 to beat Delhi Capitals.
Delhi, meanwhile, come off three losses, but have better balance than Mumbai when it comes to their squad. Their issues primarily lie with their batting. Delhi Capitals have odds of 2.03 to win this match against Mumbai Indians.
Head-to-head record, DC v MI
The overall head-to-head record is too close to call with 17 wins for Mumbai Indians and 15 wins for Delhi Capitals. However, Delhi have won three of the last four matches between these sides since losing four on the trot in 2020.
The team winning the toss will likely choose to bat first at a venue where the pitch is infamous for being sluggish.
Delhi Capitals have good balance and a strong team and have odds of 2.03 to win this match against Mumbai Indians.
The average score at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi in IPL matches is around 160, with the pitch known for taking turn in the second innings.
Pitch and conditions
The conditions are likely to be very hot with dew a big factor. However, the turn on the surface should still discourage the bowling first option.
Players to keep an eye on…
DC Predicted playing XI:
David Warner(c), Manish Pandey, Rilee Rossouw, Rovman Powell, Abishek Porel, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel(wk), A Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar
MI Predicted playing XI:
Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Tilak Varma, Hrithik Shokeen, Cameron Green, Piyush Chawla, Arshad Khan, Ishan Kishan(wk), Jason Behrendorff, Jofra Archer
Jason Behrendorff: The Australia quick will need to take early wickets to make it easier on Mumbai’s rookie spinners against a strong Delhi batting line-up.
Kuldeep Yadav: On a surface expected to take massive turn, Kuldeep will be a vital factor, especially against a strong batting unit like that of Mumbai Indians.
IPL 2023, Match 16 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Delhi Capitals will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
DC v MI Betting tips
Apart from betting on Delhi Capitals to win the match, check our other recommended bet about DC’s top bowler:
Kuldeep Yadav will enjoy bowling on the pitch at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. The left-arm spinner is in good form and should do well here. Back Kuldeep at 4.04 to be Delhi’s top bowler!