The Mumbai Indians are all set to face the Delhi Capitals in match no.69 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. The game is going to be the penultimate one in the league stages and is going to be an important one in terms of deciding the side that shall finish 4th in the points table at the end of the group stages this season. DC will make it to the playoffs if they win against MI, while RCB will progress if DC loses the fixture.
MI vs DC: Match Details
- Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- Match 69:- MI vs DC
- Date & Time: May 21, 7:30 PM
Mumbai Indians: Analysis
Gameplan: The Mumbai Indians who’ve had their worst season in the history of the IPL so far will be looking to end their campaign on a high note with a win tomorrow. The team has already been knocked out of this season and will be having nothing to lose in tomorrow’s game.
The management is expectedly going to use some of the benched players in tomorrow’s match in view of preparing for the upcoming season and future experiments. The Rohit Sharma led side will be looking to salvage some pride for themselves with a convincing win tomorrow against DC.
Possible Playing XI: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Daniel Sams, Tilak Varma, Ramandeep Singh, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Sanjay Yadav/Basil Thampi, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith/Fabian Allen, Mayank Markande.
Delhi Capitals: Analysis
Gameplan: Delhi who’re presently almost on verge of qualifying for the playoffs will be facing a must win situation in tomorrow’s game vs Mumbai. A victory against Mumbai tomorrow will see the side go through to the top 4 ageing past Royal Challengers Bangalore banking on a better net run rate.
The team has displayed some high-quality performances over the time this season so far in all departments. The Rishabh Pant led side emerged victorious in their previous match against Punjab and will have to repeat their performance in tomorrow’s game against Mumbai so as to clinch that 4th position in the points table. Prithvi Shaw expectedly will be making a comeback in the XI tomorrow.
Possible Playing XI: David Warner, Sarfaraz Khan/Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed.
MI vs DC: Probable Top Performers
Probable best batsman of the match – Rohit Sharma
Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma has had a season to forget so far with the bat. The batsman has managed to score nearly 266 runs with a paltry average of 20.43 in 13 games. A bang with the bat is highly needed from him for his side to win tomorrow’s tough game against the Delhi Capitals. The right-hander hasn’t managed to get even one 50+ score this season so far and will be looking to notch up good innings in the game tomorrow vs Delhi.
Probable best bowler of the match – Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav who’s been instrumental in Delhi’s way to the top so far this season has been in red hot form in recent matches. His highly effective and economic spells of bowling have brought wickets for his side and crucially also choked the flow of runs of the opposition. With fantastic figures of 2/14 in his last match, the chinaman spinner will once again be looking to deliver another brilliant performance with the ball in tomorrow’s crunch game vs MI.
MI vs DC: Head to head stats
- Matches played – 31
- MI won – 16
- DC won – 15
MI vs DC: Winning Prediction
Match predictions – Delhi Capitals to win the match
With the amount of experience and confidence of fantastic performances in the last that the Delhi side is coming with into this game, they are favourites to beat the Mumbai Indians in tomorrow’s game. A win shall help them confirm a top 4 finish and thus a chance to compete with the remaining 3 sides in the playoffs for the IPL trophy once again like the previous year.