IPL 2023 Match 16 Prediction : Can DC make a strong come back against stealthy MI? Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians (DC vs MI)

DC vs MI : Match Preview

Today’s match is Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians (DC vs MI). The current season of IPL 2023 seems to be tougher for DC since they haven’t been able to register a single win. They have lost back to back all their first three matches. Taking about DC, their ace batter skipper David Warner is top run getter in the team with 158 runs. Although he’s in the top 5 for Orange Cap, his strike rate isn’t impressive. On bowling front, not even a single DC bowler is in top 15 in the race of Purple Cap. Anrich Nortje, Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav are good choices for DC but no one has been impressive so far.

Not only the team is losing their games, but also the defeat margins are big enough to deteriorate their net run rate badly as against LSG and RR where defeat margins were 50 and 57 respectively. Moreover, they have crossed a total of 150+ only once which was against GT.

Coming to MI, they have played two matches so far and lost both of them. Their ace batters including skipper Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav’s are yet to be seen in form. Tilak Verma appears in good form as he scored 106 runs in two matches including his splendid innings of 84 off 46 balls against RCB.

On bowling front, Khaleel Ahmed showed a decent performace of 2/30 against LSG, but overall the bowling line up is still struggling to find a way forward to ensure MI’s win.

Out of 32 head to heads, DC has won 15 while MI won 17.

DC vs MI : Match Details

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi

Date : Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Time : 7:30 PM IST

Watch Live On : Star Sports Network & JioCinema

DC vs MI : Pitch Report

This is a batting pitch since the pitch is flat and boundaries are short. The match is expected to be high scoring. The spinner will get their chance to dominate the game in the middle overs as the game progresses. Any score between 180-190 is competitive.

Out of the 78 IPL matches played here, 35 have been won by the team batting first whereas 43 by the chasing team.The toss winning team would prefer to bowl first.

DC vs MI : Team Prediction

Delhi Capitals (DC)

David Warner (C)

Prithvi Shaw

Phil Salt (WK)

Manish Pandey

Rovman Powell

Lalit Yadav

Axar Patel

Anrich Nortje

Khaleel Ahmed

Kuldeep Yadav

Mukesh Kumar

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Rohit Sharma (C)

Ishan Kishan (WK)

Cameron Green

Suryakumar Yadav

Tilak Varma

Tim David

Jofra Archer

Arshad Khan

Hrithik Shokeen

Piyush Chawla

Jason Behrendorff

DC vs MI : Prediction for Best Performance

Best Batsman

David Warner

Warner is one of the strongest contenders for Orange Cap as he stands at 5th position as of now. In past three matches, he scored 158 runs with a strike rate of 117. In his last three matches, he scored two half centuries including 65 off 55 balls against RR and 56 off 48 balls against LSG. So far, he is the consistent run getter for DC. Since it’s batters’ favourable venue, he is expected to put a big score on the board.

Best Bowler

Khaleel Ahmed

The left arm pacer could prove to be a key player in this match. Till now, we have seen an average performance from him with kust three wickets in three matches but it is expected that in this game he can cause trouble to the top order of MI as they are seen much comfortable with left arm fast bowlers. This can be advantageous to Khaleel. Moreover, they are playing at home ground, so can play with more confidence.

Today’s Match Winner Prediction

Mumbai Indians likely to win the match

Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.

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