Delhi Capitals are on a three-match winning streak. Their last win against Sunrisers Hyderabad would have given them a lot of confidence as they took eight wickets in just 15 runs. Delhi would now face Mumbai Indians in their upcoming match on 18 April. Read on the complete IPL match prediction for the match here.
Both the teams, Delhi Capitals, and Mumbai Indians have found the momentum in this edition of IPL and are currently in the top half of the points table. Both the teams have won the equal number of matches and are coming into this match with a lot of confidence. It would be the second occasion when these two teams meet this season. In their previous outing, Delhi Capitals defeated Mumbai Indians.
IPL Match Prediction Performance Check
Delhi Capitals would be the only team who would be most worried about their home ground. The team comprises of power-hitters and quality fast bowlers. But the pitch at Kotla proves to be slow turner which afraid them.
The result has not been good for Delhi Capitals at their home ground. They have lost the match to Chennai Super Kings, tied the match with Kolkata and lost the match to Sunrisers Hyderabad. The main reason for the defeat was the batting collapse.
Delhi made a change in the previous match and it proved to be successful. They included Colin Munro in the side and he made an immediate impact. Keemo Paul also helped in the bowling attack by taking crucial wickets. He is a good all-rounder option and would continue to find a place in the team because of his performance.
Bowling unit has been powerful with Kagiso Rabada being the leading wicket-taker this tournament. Ishant Sharma has been good with the new ball and Chris Morris is helpful in the death overs. Axar Patel and Amit Mishra have been helpful and effective as well.
Mumbai Indians have got the long-lost momentum back. Quinton de Cock and Rohit Sharma are batting aggressively at the top of the order to set the platform the middle order. Their middle order comprises of power with the likes of Pollard and Pandya brothers.
Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan also played some good shots to make the sure the batting line-up seems to be solid. Mumbai Indians have batsmen who can tackle spin and that might be the biggest advantage for the team.
They can tackle the pressure with bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga who can bowl yorkers in the end overs. Pollard, Hardik Pandya, and Krunal Pandya also bowl well in the middle overs. Batting first can be difficult for them as their batsmen tend to bat well with the target.
Head to Head Tipster
Delhi Capitals have won 12 out of the 23 matches against Mumbai Indians. They edged over Mumbai with three wins in the last three matches.
IPL Match Prediction Playing XI Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane/Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
IPL Match Prediction Playing XI Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff/Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
Pitch & Weather Condition Tips
There is no threat of weather for the interruptions. Feroz Shah Kotla is the spinner’s paradise and tough for the batsmen. Runs won’t come easily here at the ground as at other pitches.
Toss Prediction Tips
The team winning the toss would like to bat second so that they are clear about the target. The ball might start to turn a lot in the second inning and that might be a concern.
IPL Match Prediction
Being a slow pitch, Delhi Capitals seem to be vulnerable as they have pinch hitters and fast bowling options. Both teams have match winners in the side. Mumbai Indians has a lot of experience and can play spin much better. We expect it to be a close battle and Mumbai Indians might fair it.