- Mumbai Indians lead Delhi Capitals 16-12 in head-to-head stats.
- In the IPL 2020 final, MI defeated DC to win their fifth title.
- Look at their head-to-head stats and more
The Mumbai Indians’ comeback in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League, after beginning the season with a loss, demonstrates why they are the most successful team in the competition. They beat both the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Sunrisers Hyderabad in conditions where a defeat seemed inevitable.
After losing their first game of the season to Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals made a strong comeback in their most recent match. The two IPL 2020 finalists are both looking quite dangerous this season, making for an exciting watch.
DC Vs MI Head To Head
When we talk about the last matches of both the team, Shikhar Dhawan, the opener for the Capitals, scored 92 runs off only 49 deliveries in the previous game, making a big target of 196 looked like a small one. Also, Avesh Khan had a fantastic bowling score in both games. In his four overs against Chennai Super Kings, he took two wickets while conceding just 23 runs. Whereas talking about MI, Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed early in the previous match, but he batted well in the first two games, scoring 85+ runs while playing 60 balls and on the bowling side, Rahul Chahar has established himself as the Mumbai Indians’ primary spinner. He took 7 wickets in two games after a poor first match.
The two teams have met 28 times, with Mumbai winning 16 of them and Delhi winning 12. Furthermore, during the previous version of the IPL. Mumbai has beaten Delhi on four occasions (twice during the league phase, as well as, Qualifier 1 and Final).
Having said this, let us take a closer look at their past 5 meetings
DC Vs MI Last 5 Encounters
10th November 2020: Mumbai Indians won by 5 wickets
5th November 2020: Mumbai Indians won by 57 runs
31st October 2020: Mumbai Indians won by 9 runs
11th October 2020: Mumbai Indians won by 5 wickets
24th March 2019: Delhi Capitals won by 37 runs
Additional Stats Of DC and MI:
DC highest score against MI: 213
MI highest score against DC: 218
Most runs for DC: 2,160 (Rishabh Pant)
Most runs for MI: 4,154 (Rohit Sharma)
Most wickets for DC: 64 wickets (K Kabada)
Most wickets for MI: 112 wickets (Jasprit Bumrah)
Lowest total defended by DC against MI: 164
Lowest total defended by MI against DC: 142
Given how difficult chasing has been for teams at the Chepauk, the toss will be critical once again. DC hasn’t won at Chepauk since 2010, and they will need some time to adjust to the surface’s slow pace. Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant will play a crucial role to beat Mumbai.
MI, on the other hand, would be favourites to win the game due to their excellent acclimatisation to the alien conditions. This year, Rohit Sharma and his teammate have successfully defended low totals, and they could do so again if they win the toss and bat first on a sticky Chepauk wicket.
Therefore, Mumbai Indians have a high chance of winning the match against Delhi Capitals