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IPL 2022 Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians Match 2 – Who will win?

This match is expected to be a hard-fought one with both the teams having plenty of firepower in their ranks.

Abhinav Goel Author

Updated - 26 March 2022 4:10 pm

Match Details

Date: March 27, 2022
Time: 3:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App

Preview:

Delhi Capitals will kick start their IPL campaign against five-time champions Mumbai Indians on March 27 at Brabourne Stadium. Delhi Capitals have impressed everyone in last few seasons of the Indian Premier League with mature performances. Under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant, Capitals will aim to win IPL 2022. Meanwhile, Mumbai missed the playoffs by the slightest of margins last season. They would want to rectify their mistakes this time around and would be looking to add to their five IPL trophies.

Pitch Report:

The Cricket Club of India-owned Brabourne Stadium is one of the oldest cricket venues in the country and has the unique distinction of hosting India’s first-ever T20I match. The wicket here is known to remain consistent throughout with a bit of pace and bounce but at the same time a hint of turn for the spinners.

Team Analysis:

Mumbai Indians:

Mumbai Indians have been the most successful franchise in the Indian Premier League. They have won the titles 5 times in IPL 2013, IPL 2015, IPL 2017, IPL 2019, and IPL 2020. They also were the runners-up in the 2010 season. Notably, the franchise has made to the playoffs 9 times out of 14. However, IPL 2021 didn’t turn out to be a great season for them. They failed to qualify for the playoffs due to inferior Net-Run Rate. They won seven games and lost seven games last season.

MI made Ishan Kishan their highest-paid player in auction at the cost of INR 15.25 crore. He also became the second-most expensive Indian player in IPL history. The franchise has also picked players like Murugan Ashwin and Tim David who could make a big impact in the upcoming season.

Mumbai Indians are known for starting slow and ending the tournament on a high. But the team management will be eager to start the new season with a victory here.

SportsTiger’s Probable Playing XI for Match 2

Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Fabien Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Daniel Sams, Jaydev Unadkat, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah

Delhi Capitals:

Delhi Capitals are one of the only few franchises who have failed to win an IPL title since 2008. They have built a solid squad for IPL 2022 and some big names like Ricky Ponting, Ajit Agarkar in their coaching staff. With the likes of David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Shardul Thakur and Mustafizur Rahman, the Delhi franchise looks like a strong team and will be hoping to defeat Mumbai Indians in their first clash of the season.

With David Warner unavailable for the first week, Delhi Capitals are likely to open with Tim Seifert and Prithvi Shaw. The absence of David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, and Anrich Nortje could hamper Delhi’s chances in this match.

SportsTiger’s Probable Playing XI for Match 2

Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert, KS Bharat, Rishabh Pant (C&WK), Sarfaraz Khan, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Chetan Sakariya, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed

Match Prediction:

Conclusion:

In IPL, Mumbai Indians have a 16-14 win record over Delhi Capitals. However, DC had won both their matches against MI in IPL 2022. This match is expected to be a hard-fought one with both the teams having plenty of firepower in their ranks. However, the experience of Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma could prove to be vital in this match. Hence, we are backing Mumbai to emerge victorious in this match.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the author’s personal point of view. They neither reflect the opinion of SportsTiger nor advise anyone to make any prediction based on this. SportsTiger does not assume any responsibility and liability for the same.

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