Delhi Capitals have a simple equation – win the match and secure the playoffs spot.
- Delhi Capitals have a superior net run-rate (0.255) compared to Royal Challengers Bangalore (-0.253).
- Mumbai Indians will continue to try out some new faces with an eye on the future.
Delhi Capitals just need to pass one hurdle to get to their fourth playoffs in a row. Their superior net run-rate means Delhi Capitals only need to beat Mumbai Indians by any margin to book their spot. DC have 1.70 odds of an outright victory in this penultimate league fixture of the IPL 2022.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, were the first team to be knocked out after their eight consecutive losses. Since then, they’ve been playing for the pride and would hope to finish off the season on a winning note. MI have odds of 2.10 for an outright victory against DC on Saturday.
Delhi Capitals hold an edge with a strong batting unit
Delhi Capitals have 14 points to their credit in the IPL 2022, having won seven out of 13 matches. Their net run-rate of 0.255 keeps them in a very good stead. Mumbai Indians have only 6 points in the season and are reeling at the bottom with three victories from 13 matches.
Delhi Capitals have a formidable batting unit, which has done a great job despite missing a key player in Prithvi Shaw. As such, DC head into this game as favourites.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
Mumbai Indians have been lackluster throughout the tournament in both the departments. Their openers have found some form in the last few games but middle order remains a concern. MI are likely to rest a few of their players, further weakening them.
Keep an eye on…
David Warner: The Australian superstar is one of the greatest T20 batters and he has been superb in the ongoing IPL 2022. Warner has scored 437 runs in 11 matches at an average of 53 and strike rate of 152, including five fifties.
Ishan Kishan: Ishan Kishan has had a poor season but has managed to score 370 runs from 13 innings at an average of 31 and strike rate of 118, including three fifties. The left hand batter would be a key player for Mumbai Indians.
Tip: Looking at MI’s struggles against spin, Kuldeep Yadav could be a game-changer. He has 3.62 odds to be the top bowler for Delhi Capitals.