Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals (DC) in match 27 of the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). The game will kickstart at 7:30 PM (IST) on October 11 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium of Abu Dhabi. Both the teams currently occupy the top two spots at the Points Table.
Host team Mumbai Indians registered victory in four out of their six matches thus far in the tournament. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals have performed a step better to clinch five wins and occupy the pole position at the charts. Moreover, both the sides are coming to this game after winning their last respective clashes.
Mumbai and Delhi have not made many changes in their playing XIs during this season. Both of them are expected to continue with the same sides while sticking to their winning combinations.
MI vs DC: Head-to-Head
Total matches played: 24
MI won: 12
DC won: 12
No Result: 0
MI vs DC: Possible Playing XIs
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock (Wicket-Keeper), Rohit Sharma (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Rishabh Pant (Wicket-Keeper), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravi Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
MI vs DC: Players to watch out for
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Marcus Stoinis, Kagiso Rabada
MI vs DC: Match Prediction
Both sides have performed like two of the best sides of this tournament. Moreover, the head-to-head count is also evenly poised at 12-12 each. Mumbai Indians have more experienced players in their side, and that will come into play in a big match like this. Hence, the Mumbai-based franchise looks like the favourites to emerge as the winners in this encounter.