Mumbai Indians hope to make their league form count
Mumbai Indians have been on a roll this IPL season and are on course for a fifth title win if everything falls into place on Tuesday. They have pretty much had the best of challenges this season. Even with their regular skipper missing a few games, Mumbai have been bullish in reaching the finals, peaking towards the end of the tournament. In the finals, they meet Delhi, whom they have beaten thrice this season so far, and their odds of winning the game stand at 1.64
Delhi Capitals have had a pretty different year. They were among the best two teams in the first half of the season. DC went on to lose five of their six games, leading up to the qualifier two where they produced a good performance to overcome Sunrisers Hyderabad. Delhi will still have a hard task beating Mumbai, the odds of which are at 2.20 to win the title.
Overall head to head and recent record in favour of Mumbai
Mumbai Indians have won each of their last four matches across two seasons against Delhi Capitals. The Delhi franchise last won against Mumbai in the first head to head game last year. Since then, including last week, Mumbai have trounced them in four successive games. The overall head to head is also in favour of Mumbai who have 15 wins as against Delhi’s 12.
RECOMMENDED BET: Mumbai Indians are the team of the tournament and have odds of 1.64 to win this final against Delhi.
Mumbai Indians won nine of their fourteen league games heading into the qualifier where they beat Delhi to reach the finals. Delhi, meanwhile, won eight of their 14 matches and then lost the qualifier before winning again Sunrisers to qualify.
TIP: Mumbai Indians have some incredible six-hitters and have odds of 1.54 to hit more sixes than Delhi.
Keep an eye on…
Kagiso Rabada and Jasprit Bumrah: The quality in the two pace attacks is unmistakable. Delhi Capitals have a strong bowling core led by Kagiso Rabada who has 29 wickets this season. Jasprit Bumrah is close behind with 27 wickets as the purple cap race tightens.
Quinton de Kock: Mumbai’s highest run-scorer in the season, South Africa’s wicket-keeper batsman has a terrific knack of taking on fast bowlers in the powerplay and will be their bankable guy in the first six overs against his South African teammates, Rabada and Anrich Nortje.