Delhi Capitals have a depleted side
- Most of Delhi’s overseas stars expected to miss the first clash
- Mumbai still to adapt the new additions to the setup
Delhi Capitals have everything going against them as they take on Mumbai Indians in the first match of the season. David Warner, Mitchell Marsh and potentially Lungi Ngidi and Mustafizur Rahman are expected to miss the first game. Anrich Nortje is in doubt for the entire season. With so many overseas players in doubt, DC will be reliant on their Indians to fight a strong MI side. They have odds of 2.01 to win this.
Mumbai Indians stand better chances at 1.78 to win this game and are the clear favourites with the unavailability of players for Delhi Capitals. The MI side has a new look after the mega auction, and although they retained their core, it’ll be interesting to see how they adapt the new players into the setup.
MI have the better record and recent form
Overall, Delhi Capitals might have won 14 of the 30 matches against Mumbai Indians with MI winning 16, and the contests have been as close as the numbers suggest. Delhi won both matches against MI in 2021 after losing all four in the UAE in IPL 2020.
MI have a balanced side and DC are short on resources. Hence, Mumbai stand a better chance of winning this one.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
In India, MI have won 12 and lost 10 against Delhi Capitals. However, in the last five IPL games in India between these sides, DC have won four and lost only one against the Mumbai Indians.
Keep an eye on…
Rishabh Pant: Pant was below his best in the two seasons of IPL played majorly in the UAE. The wicket-keeper batter is also now the full time skipper and will have a lot going on him. Can he turn up this season?
Rohit Sharma: Rohit Sharma’s T20 credentials cannot be questioned, however, he hasn’t quite turned up with big performances for Mumbai Indians like he does with the national team. He will hope that changes this season.