Mumbai Indians have been the team of the tournament
Mumbai Indians have been the best team in the tournament by a fair distance and even with their regular skipper, Rohit Sharma absent, the Mumbai-based franchise has put up commendable performances this season. Despite the threat Delhi’s bowling attack poses, Mumbai are favourites by a fair distance to win this game. Their odds of beating DC stand at 1.64
Delhi Capitals, meanwhile, hit a roadblock late in the season and have lost three matches on the trot. DC’s consistency has gone for a toss and the management has persisted with players who appear completely out of sorts. They might be in for some team changes as well with Tushar Deshpande and Ajinkya Rahane expected to make way. Their odds stand at 2.15 to win this game.
A pretty even head to head record for Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians
The overall records show that DC have had as good a time as Mumbai in head-to-head encounters. MI have 13 wins in head-to-head matches, while Delhi have had 12 wins over the years. Despite the completely contrasting fortunes of the two teams in the history of the league, the win-loss ratio over the years show there is little to separate them. Since 2018, though, the fortunes have inverted even if slightly and Delhi have had the better of Mumbai thrice in five games.
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Earlier in the season when these sides met, Mumbai won fairly easily with five wickets to spare. Delhi will know that it wi take a massive effort to beat the defending champions.
Keep an eye on…
Jasprit Bumrah: After a quiet start to the season, Jasprit Bumrah has found his mojo and is promising to be a genuine threat across phases of an innings. He has 20 wickets in the season and is closing in on Kagiso Rabada as the leading wicket-taker.
Rishabh Pant: Among the top-scoring Indians in the last few years in the IPL, Pant has had very ordinary returns of late and will be under immense scrutiny as he steps out for this game. He, however, has a brilliant record against Mumbai and will be a key player.
TIP: Mumbai have the most reliable six hitting group in the competition and have odds of 1.62 to score more sixes.