MI vs DC at Sharjah will be crucial game for Mumbai in securing a playoffs place. For Delhi, who have already qualified for the playoffs, a win is must for them to ensure they finish in top-2 position in the points table. Notably, Kolkata losing to Punjab has increased Mumbai’s chance of qualifying for the playoffs.
Last time when these two teams met in Chennai, Delhi Capitals ended up winning the game convincingly by margin of 6 wickets. Mumbai batsmen totally collapsed to Delhi spin attack as Amit Mishra was star performer of that game with 4 wickets. Mumbai, despite coming after a win against Punjab has issues which need to be sorted with their batting performance while Delhi are coming after a loss to Kolkata in same Sharjah Venue.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers before start of MI vs DC game:
Most runs for MI vs DC in IPL – Rohit Sharma (677 runs)
Most wickets for MI[Among Current Players] vs DC in IPL – Jasprit Bumrah (19 wickets)
Most runs[Among Current Players] for DC vs MI in IPL – Shreyas Iyer (326 runs)
Most wickets for DC vs MI in IPL – Amit Mishra (19 wickets)
2 – Rohit Sharma needs 2 more sixes to complete 400 sixes in T20 Cricket.
3 – Hardik Pandya needs 3 mores sixes to become 3rd player to complete 100 sixes for MI after Kieron Pollard and Rohit Sharma.
4 – MI have defeated DC all 4 times in UAE during IPL 2020. Only instance of DC winning a game against MI in UAE was wayback in the year 2014.
4 – Shikhar Dhawan needs 67 more runs to become 4th batsman after Virender Sehwag, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant to smash 2000 runs for DC in IPL.
6 – Jasprit Bumrah will be a big threat for Delhi Skipper as Bumrah has dismissed Rishabh Pant for record 6 times in IPL.
Bumrah vs Pant in IPL:
Inns : 11
Runs : 36
Outs : 6
Bat S.R : 100
Bat Avg : 6
32 – Shikhar Dhawan needs 32 more runs to become the highest run-scorer against MI in the IPL history.
Most runs vs MI in IPL:
Suresh Raina – 824 runs
Shikhar Dhawan – 793 runs
AB de Villiers – 785 runs
48 – Rohit Sharma needs 48 more runs to become the highest run-scorer against DC in the IPL history.
Most runs vs DC in IPL:
Virat Kohli – 909 runs
Rohit Sharma – 862 runs
Ajinkya Rahane – 784 runs