Delhi Capitals will start their campaign by facing Mumbai Indians at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. Delhi has been able to perform consistently in last 3 IPL season (by reaching playoffs) while most successful franchise Mumbai has never won their first game of an IPL since 2013. Rishabh Pant in the last season as captain used his resources very efficiently while Mumbai had a strong group of core members from 2018-2021 and they will definitely be missing players like Quinton de Kock, Hardik Pandya and Trent Boult this season.
Delhi’s batting will depend a lot on Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant’s performance while Mumbai will hope their power hitters like Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David and Kieron Pollard will fire for them to put a competitive total. Although, Mumbai dominated Delhi in IPL 2020 by defeating them 4 times, it is Delhi in 2021 who had an upper hand against MI, defeating them in both meetings. MI vs DC head-to-head currently stands at 16-14.
Let’s have a look at some of the Numbers and Stats before start of DC vs MI 2nd game:
Among current Players
Most runs for MI vs DC in IPL: Rohit Sharma (684)
Most wickets for MI vs DC in IPL: Jasprit Bumrah (20)
Most runs for DC vs MI in IPL: Rishabh Pant (332)
Most wickets for DC vs MI in IPL: Axar Patel (6)
8.25 – Prithvi Shaw averages 8.25 with the bat against MI in IPL. Shaw’s scores in IPL against MI since 2020 are: 4(3), 10(11), 0(2), 7(5) & 6(7). His form against MI might be a concern for Delhi Capitals.
40 – Rohit Sharma has smashed most sixes (40) against Delhi Capitals in IPL history. Also Rohit Sharma needs 45 more runs to surpass Virat Kohli and become the highest run-scorer against DC in IPL history.
150 – Shardul Thakur needs 3 more wickets and Axar Patel needs 4 more wickets to get 150 wickets in T20 cricket.
159.36 – Tim David has a strike rate of 159.36 in T20 cricket from playing 83 innings. His S.R of 158.52 in T20Is is 5th most for any player. His destructive hitting could be key factor for Mumbai Indians in this tournament.
1000 – Axar Patel needs 47 more runs to complete 1000 runs in IPL.
2010 – Last and only time MI and DC met in Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai was way back in 2010. Mumbai ended up defeating Delhi by 39 runs with the help of Pollard’s 45*(13) and 0/15 (4 overs).
2012 – Last time MI won their 1st match of an IPL season was way back in 2012. Post 2012, MI have lost all their opening games in next 9 IPL seasons from 2013-2021.
3000 – Ishan Kishan needs 98 more runs to complete 3000 runs in T20 cricket.
10000 – Rohit Sharma needs 105 more runs to become the 7th player overall to score 10000 runs in T20 cricket.