DC vs MI: Likely XIs, head to head, predictions and match updates

Game 34 of IPL 2019 pits together hosts Delhi Capitals versus Mumbai Indians at the Feroz Shah Kotla today.

The last time these two teams met was in their first match of the season, when spurred by Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten 27-ball 78, Delhi beat Mumbai by 37 runs at the Wankhede Stadium.

Delhi, led by Shreyas Iyer, sit at second place on the IPL 2019 points table with five wins out of eight matches. Three-time IPL winners MI are at third place with as many points – 10.

SRH vs CRK HEAD TO HEAD RECORD:

Total matches played: 23

Won by Delhi: 12 (52%)

Won by Mumbai: 11 (48%)

IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

LIKELY TEAMS

Delhi Capitals XI: 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Prithvi Shaw/Manjot Kalra, 3 Shreyas Iyer (capt), 4 Colin Munro, 5 Rishabh Pant (wk), 6 Chris Morris, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Amit Mishra, 9 Keemo Paul, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Ishant Sharma

Mumbai Indians XI: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Ishan Kishan, 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 Rahul Chahar, 9 Jason Behrendorff, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Jasprit Bumrah

STATS

Most runs for Mumbai: 278 – Quinton de Kock

Most runs for Delhi: 266 – Shreyas Iyer

Most wickets for Mumbai: 8 – Jasprit Bumrah

Most wickets for Delhi: 17 – Kagiso Rabada

DC vs MI PREDICTION: 

Two form teams, with good pace bowling attacks. Mumbai’s pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Jason Behrendorff and Lasith Malinga is rivalled by Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Ishant Sharma and Paul. On the Feroz Shah Kotla surface that aids spin, the fact that Delhi can call on Axar Patel and Amit Mishra to bowl spin and Keemo Paul with his smart variations gives them a slight edge.

If Delhi can keep Hardik Pandya quiet, they look the marginal favourites.