DC vs MI IPL 2024.
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In the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), if there is a team that has given Mumbai Indians (MI) a close fight, it’s Delhi Capitals (DC). However, In 34 DC vs MI clashes, the former are behind with a 15-19 winning margin against the five-time champions.

Both teams had a similar start to the competition with back-to-back defeats. Delhi, however, made significant improvements in all the departments of the game. Their batting, led by the third-highest run-getter of the tournament Rishabh Pant (342 runs) has started to fire. Kuldeep Yadav (economy of 7.54) and Axar Patel (economy of 7.06) have allowed the opposition to free their arms in the middle overs.

Mumbai Indians have made their job tough with some inconsistent performances. Rohit Sharma has fired at the top with 303 runs at a strike rate of 162.90, while the next best is Tilak Verma with 273 runs at a strike rate of 151.66.

Hardik Pandya’s cold form has hurt them. The MI captain has just 4 wickets with an economy of close to 11, while with the bat, he has just 151 runs in eight innings.

Mumbai is in eighth position in the points table with a net run rate of -0.227, while Delhi is two ranks over them with an NRR of -0.386 thanks to their one more win in IPL 2024.

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Match Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians
Venue Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Date & Time Saturday, April 27, 3:30 pm (IST)
Live Broadcast & Streaming Details Star Sports Channels, Jio Cinema App and Website

DC vs MI Pitch Report:

The small dimensions of the Arun Jaitley Stadium have favored high-scoring games. The batters have shown trust in the bounce to play shots over the in-field. The spinners haven’t got much turn at all. Gujarat Titans had almost chased down 225 runs a few days ago. However, under the sun, the ball may come slowly on the bat.

DC vs MI Head-to-Head Record

Matches Played 34
Delhi Capitals Won 15
Mumbai Indians Won 19
No Result 00
First Played 04 May, 2008
Last Played 07 April, 2024

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DC vs MI Probable Playing XIs

Delhi Capitals (DC): Prithvi Shaw, Jack Fraser-McGurk, Abhishek Porel, Shai Hope, Rishabh Pant (c & wk.), Tristian Stubbs, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Rasikh Salam, Khaleel Ahmed.

Impact Sub: Mukhesh Kumar

Mumbai Indians (MI): Ishan Kishan (wk.), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Tilak Verma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Mohammad Nabi, Gerald Coetzee, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah.

Impact Sub: Nuwan Thusara.

DC vs MI Best Players Prediction

Best Batter Prediction: Rohit Sharma

Without any doubt, Rohit Sharma has been in superb touch in this IPL. The opener has managed 443 runs in 15 IPL innings at the Arun Jaitley Stadium with three fifties at a strike rate of over 132. Even in all the DC vs MI clashes, Rohit has nailed 1026 IPL runs in 34 innings at an average of 33 with six fifties.

Best Bowler Prediction: Jasprit Bumrah

In 20 IPL games, Bumrah has taken 25 wickets against Delhi with an economy of 7.45. With an economy of just over six in this IPL 2024, Bumrah has shown the skill of his masterclass bowling in all periods of the innings. His four overs will be vital for the result of the encounter.

DC vs MI Match Winner Prediction

This DC vs MI clash could be one of the closest affairs of this IPL 2024. However, looking at the current form, the hosts are slightly ahead for their successive win.