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IPL 2024: DC vs MI – Match Preview, Prediction, Team News and Fantasy XI 

The IPL 2024 journey of Delhi Capitals (DC) progresses as they prepare to clash with the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Saturday, April 27, marking the 43rd game of the season.

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Nuwan Thushara, Image Credits – MI Twitter

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DC vs MI: Match Preview

Their last encounter occurred at the Wankhede Stadium, where MI emerged victorious by a margin of 29 runs in the 20th match of the season.

DC currently holds the sixth position in the standings with four wins and five losses. Despite a turbulent start, they remain in contention for the playoffs. Following a narrow four-run victory over the Gujarat Titans, the Delhi-based franchise aims to ascend the table with a triumph over Mumbai.

In contrast, Mumbai Indians occupy the eighth spot in the standings with three wins out of eight matches. Their campaign has been underwhelming, and they seek improvement to climb the standings and stay in playoff contention. Coming off a nine-wicket defeat against the Rajasthan Royals, the Hardik Pandya-led side is eager to rebound.

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Rishabh Pant has displayed remarkable form since his return to competitive cricket. In the previous outing against the Gujarat Titans, he showcased his prowess with a blistering 88 off 43 balls, elevating DC’s batting performance.

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Rishabh Pant, Image Credits – DC Twitter

With 342 runs in nine appearances, Pant has already surpassed his previous IPL 2022 run tally. He leads DC’s batting charts this season with a strike rate of 161.32, which surges to 190.55 against fast bowlers.

However, Pant faces a formidable challenge against his longstanding adversary, Jasprit Bumrah, when DC confronts MI. Bumrah, in prime form this season, boasts 13 wickets with an economy rate of 6.37, making him MI’s standout bowler. Notably, Bumrah has dismissed Pant six times in 13 IPL innings, maintaining a strike rate of 111.6 against him.

Bumrah’s economy rate of 7.20 in the death overs surpasses that of any other bowler in IPL 2024 who has bowled more than two overs. Meanwhile, Pant exhibits a striking rate of 260.60 in the last four overs this season.

Although they didn’t encounter each other in their previous meeting, a potential face-off between Pant and Bumrah adds an intriguing subplot to the impending clash.

MI currently sits at eighth place on the points table with three wins in eight games, while hosts DC, buoyed by three victories in their last four outings, occupy the sixth position with eight points, having played one additional game.

In Terms Of Recent Form:

DC WLWWL (last five matches, most recent first)
MI LWLWW

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Kwena Maphaka, Image Credits – MI Twitter

DC vs MI: Pitch Report & Conditions

The pitch at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi favors spin bowling due to its slower surface, offering assistance to spinners. However, the short boundaries provide batters with ample opportunities to play aggressive shots and accumulate runs quickly. Considering these conditions, opting to field first upon winning the toss might be the favorable decision.

High-scoring encounters have been the trend in the two games played in Delhi. A total of 57 sixes have been smashed in these matches, with scores surpassing 200 on three occasions out of four innings, and the lowest score being 199. The shorter square boundaries could see players like Suryakumar, Tim David, and Jake Fraser-McGurk making significant contributions in what is expected to be another run-fest. It’s worth noting that this will be the first day game in Delhi, which might offer some assistance to spinners.

DC vs MI: Head-to-head

  • Matches Played: 34
  • Delhi Capitals won: 15
  • Mumbai Indians won: 19
  • No Result: 00
  • First Played: May 03, 2008
  • Last Played: April 07, 2024

In their previous encounter in IPL 2024, Mumbai Indians posted a formidable total of 234 for 5, fueled by Romario Shepherd’s explosive innings of 39 runs off just 10 balls. Shepherd’s onslaught, particularly a 32-run last over against Anrich Nortje, propelled Mumbai to a commanding position. Additionally, Tristan Stubbs contributed significantly with an unbeaten 71 off 25 balls. However, despite a valiant effort, Delhi Capitals fell short, managing only 205 runs in their chase.

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Axar Patel, Image Credits – DC Twitter

DC vs MI: Team News and Impact Player Strategy

Delhi Capitals

In preparation for the upcoming match, Delhi Capitals face a few strategic considerations. David Warner’s absence due to a finger injury and Ishant Sharma’s unavailability pose challenges. However, the inclusion of Gulbadin Naib, who replaced Mitchell Marsh, provides a potential boost to the team’s versatility. A key decision revolves around the choice of impact players and the composition of the playing XII.

In the previous game, Rasikh Salam was deployed as an impact substitute for Prithvi Shaw, indicating a potential repeat selection strategy. Furthermore, if the pitch favors spin, Lalit Yadav’s off-spin bowling and batting proficiency could be valuable additions. Anrich Nortje’s recent dip in form, as evidenced by his high economy rate, opens the door for Jhye Richardson to step in as a replacement. With these factors in mind, the probable XII for Delhi Capitals includes familiar faces alongside potential changes to address the team’s dynamics and match conditions.

Predicted XII:

  1. Prithvi Shaw
  2. Jake Fraser-McGurk
  3. Shai Hope
  4. Rishabh Pant (captain & wicketkeeper)
  5. Tristan Stubbs
  6. Abishek Porel
  7. Axar Patel
  8. Kuldeep Yadav
  9. Anrich Nortje/Jhye Richardson
  10. Mukesh Kumar
  11. Khaleel Ahmed
  12. Rasikh Salam

Mumbai Indians

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Ishan Kishan, Image Credits – MI Twitter

As Mumbai Indians gear up for their upcoming match, strategic decisions loom regarding team composition and key players. Suryakumar Yadav stands out as the favored Impact Player, given his consistent performances and ability to influence matches. In their previous game, Mumbai opted for a lineup featuring three overseas players initially, with Nuwan Thushara joining later. While they may retain this combination, there’s also speculation about including Romario Shepherd, particularly considering his impactful display in the reverse fixture against Delhi Capitals.

Predicted XII:

  1. Rohit Sharma
  2. Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper)
  3. Suryakumar Yadav
  4. Tilak Varma
  5. Hardik Pandya (captain)
  6. Tim David
  7. Nehal Wadhera
  8. Mohammad Nabi
  9. Gerald Coetzee
  10. Piyush Chawla
  11. Jasprit Bumrah
  12. Nuwan Thushara/Romario Shepherd

DC vs MI: Players To Look Out For

DC- Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav has been a standout performer for Delhi Capitals this season, showcasing exceptional form with 12 wickets and an impressive economy rate of 7.54. His prowess in the middle overs, where he has claimed 11 wickets, the joint-highest in that phase this season, underscores his importance to the team’s bowling attack. With an economy rate of just 6.40 in this crucial phase, Kuldeep poses a significant threat to Mumbai Indians’ middle-order, which has struggled at times during IPL 2024. His ability to maintain pressure and pick up wickets could further bolster his impressive tally in the upcoming match.

MI- Hardik Pandya

On the other hand, Hardik Pandya has faced challenges throughout IPL 2024, failing to meet expectations both with the bat and the ball. With only 151 runs in eight innings at an average of 21.57 and a strike rate of 142.25, Pandya’s batting performances have been below par. Additionally, his bowling contributions have been limited, managing just four wickets at an economy rate of 10.94. Moreover, his batting position has sparked discussions, particularly his entry after strong partnerships, which has sometimes affected the team’s momentum. A strong performance in the upcoming match, both with bat and ball, could significantly boost Pandya’s confidence and potentially turn his fortunes around in the tournament.

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Shai Hope, Image Credits – DC Twitter

DC vs MI: Match Prediction

Scenario 1:

  • Delhi Capitals win the toss and bowl.
  • Power Play score: 55-65.
  • First Innings Score: 205-215.
  • Result: Delhi Capitals win the match.

Scenario 2:

  • Mumbai Indians win the toss and bowl.
  • Power Play score: 65-75.
  • First Innings Score: 215-225.
  • Result: Mumbai Indians win the match.

DC cs MI: Dream 11 Fantasy Prediction

Team 1:

  • Keeper: Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan
  • Batsman: Prithvi Shaw, Tristan Stubbs, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav (VC)
  • All-rounders: Axar Patel, Mohammad Nabi
  • Bowlers: Mukesh Kumar, Gerald Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah (C)

Team 2:

  • Keeper: Shai Hope, Rishabh Pant
  • Batsman: Jake Fraser-McGurk, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma
  • All-rounders: Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya
  • Bowlers: Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

When and Where to Watch the Match: Streaming & Broadcast Details

What: Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL 2024

When: 3:30 PM IST, Saturday – April 27

Where: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Where to watch DC vs MI Live Streaming: JioCinema app for FREE

Where to watch DC vs MI Live Telecast: Star Sports

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