The subject of this ‘today IPL match prediction’ article is the Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians IPL match on 11 April. This is certain to be a tough encounter between two strong teams. DC had a good outing in IPL 2022, wherein they nearly got to the playoffs. By contrast MI finished last in arguably their worst IPL season.
DC would hope to ride on home advantage in this game, though the possible absence of Pant could hamper their effort.
My Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians Titans match prediction points to a home win for DC over the former champions.
|Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians
|Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
|11 April 2023
Who will Win Today's IPL Match?
- Delhi Capitals
- Mumbai Indians
DC vs MI: Prediction & Tips
I begin my DC vs MI match prediction analysis by speculating on the possible playing elevens. I also speculate on which players will excel in the encounter. I hazard several other predictions including an IPL toss prediction. I predict the names of batters who will outshine others in terms of runs scored and sixes hit. I also name the bowlers who will outdo their rivals in terms of wickets taken and fewer runs conceded. My IPL predictions stem from cricket expertise gained from watching the game for several years. I want IPL punters to gain from my observations when they place wagers at the best IPL betting sites.
DC Team Review
Warner and Shaw are DC’s traditional opening batsmen. Number three is reserved for Sarfaraz khan. In Pant’s possible absence, the idle order could be manned by Lalit Yadav and Yash Dhull. Axar Patel and Marsh will walk in thereafter in random order, with both players capable of playing the finisher role. Kuldeep Yadav, Ngidi, Sakariya and Nortje will round off the eleven.
DC would surely rank among the squads of IPL 2023 with great balance. They have star quality in every aspect. The bowling line up boasts experience and variety. Three quality pacers – Nortje, Sakariya and Ngidi – are complemented by two quality spinners in Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav. Marsh is on standby as a sixth bowling option.
Below is their latest Performance:
MI Team Review
Skipper Rohit Sharma will open the batting with Ishan Kishan. Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David and Donald Brevis are likely to occupy the third, fourth and fifth slots. Cameron Green and Tilak Varma will probably slot in at numbers six and seven. Archer, Kumar Kartikeya and Hrithik Shokeen will bring up the tail. Going by reports, Bumrah could miss IPL 2023 entirely. In that case, MI might have to drop Donald Brevis to allow Jhye Richardson to replace Bumrah.
Ishan and Kishan and Rohit Sharma are expected to open the MI innings, followed by a strong middle order featuring the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David and Green. However, the bowling is over-reliant on Archer and Bumrah, players who have had little match experience in recent times. That is where their new acquisition Green could help compensate. MI are yet to recover from the departure of classy allrounders Pollard and Hardik Pandya. The MI management spent a fortune on Green in the auction in the hope that he would fill the vacuum.
Below is their latest Performance:
DC vs MI Head-to-head
The two sides have played 32 times against each other in the IPL. DC have won on 15 of those occasions, while MI have won on the remaining 17. Thus, MI enjoy a h2h advantage over DC.
DC vs MI Last Meeting
The teams last met in the IPL on 21 May 2022. MI won the toss and elected to field first. DC lost 3 wickets for only 31 runs within the powerplay. After Sarfaraz Khan got out in the 9th over to reduce the scorecard to 4/50, Pant got into the rescue act with Rovman Powell. The pair added 75 runs before Pant departed at the end of the 16th over. Losing a flurry of wickets, DC failed to capitalise on the death overs. In the event, they were restricted to 159/7 in their allotted overs.
Powell top scored with 43 from 34 balls. For MI, Bumrah was the most impressive bowler on display, taking 3/25.
MI lost Rohit Sharma’s wicket in the 6th over, with the scoreboard reading 1/25. Dewald Brevis at number three paired first with Ishan Kishan and then with Tilak Varma to push the score up to 3/95 in the 15th over. Another 50-run stand ensued between Tim David and Tilak Varma. At 4/145 in the 18th over, MI had the platform they needed. In the event they reached the target with 5 wickets and 5 balls to spare. Ishan Kishan top scored for MI with 48 from 35 balls. Nortje and Shardul Thakur were DC’s best bowlers of the match, grabbing two wickets each.
Players to look out for
The absence of Pant will not weaken DC’s batting strength. The IPL exploits of Warner and Shaw need no introduction. Sarfaraz struck a golden patch in the domestic season and he is expected to play in the same vein. Lalit Yadav and Yash Dhull can bat too. Patel and Marsh provide finishing options down the order. Seamers Sakariya, Nortje and Ngidi bring proven match-winning experience to the table. Kuldeep Yadav has returned to the Indian squad with a resurgence of his bowling talent. In Patel, Yadav has an able spin ally.
Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have established themselves as impact batters. Green would be keen to prove that MI have spent their money well. Archer and Bumrah have had a history of brilliant exploits. They can be expected to dig deep to return to their match-winning ways.
MI won the toss in the last match between the sides. In the upcoming match, DC will win the toss.
MI opener Ishan Kishan will be the top scorer in the game versus DC.
Highest wicket taker
DC paceman Nortje will take the most wickets in the upcoming IPL game.
Highest sixes hitter
DC all-rounder Axar Patel will hit the most sixes in the game against MI.
Most economical bowler
DC spinner Kuldeep Yadav will concede the fewest runs in the DC vs MI IPL match.
MI keeper Ishan Kishan will take the most catches in the upcoming game versus DC.
DC vs MI: Dream 11 Predictions
In this part of my DC vs MI match prediction, I name my ‘today IPL match dream 11’ team:
- Wicket keepers: Ishan Kishan
- Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav, Warner, Tilak Varma, R Powell
- All-rounders: Green, Axar Patel
- Bowlers: Nortje, Chawla, Behrendorff, K Yadav
Axar Patel will be the captain of my Dream 11 team, with Ishan Kishan as his deputy.
Disclaimer: I intend this as a rough guideline; I will change some things when the tournament starts.