Delhi-Mumbai Rivalry Will Take Centre Stage on Sunday Night

All of Delhi had their hearts full on Friday night. For one, the smiles were back on the lovely couple who run Baba Ka Dhaba as the city restored our faith in humanity. Cricket fans had another reason to smile, as their beloved DC stars showed incredible heart to defend a modest total in Sharjah in emphatic fashion. With momentum on their side, the first team to reach a double-digit figure in the points column this season will face their rivals from the west – the Mumbai Indians.

 

Battle of Equals

In 24 encounters, Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians have won 12 matches each – the most balanced rivalry in IPL history.

Currently, they also look like the teams equipped with the most balanced squads with respect to all departments. Kagiso Rabada and Jasprit Bumrah are undoubtedly two of the best death bowlers in the tournament. Both the teams have batting stalwarts in their mix along with firepower in the middle-order. The spin department of both the teams has also been doing a more-than-tidy job. Not to mention, DC and MI have also been the most in-form sides in this year’s edition so far, occupying the top two spots.

With the chance to get their noses slightly ahead on the head-to-head record, Delhi Capitals taking on Mumbai Indians at Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi has all the makings of a crackerjack.

 

Stat Attack

Rishabh Pant is just one dismissal away from completing 50 dismissals as a wicketkeeper, and just a six away from 100 IPL sixes. The southpaw is also 97 runs away from another big milestone, that of 2000 IPL runs.

With knocks such as the unforgettable 78* off 27 in our season opener against MI last season, it’s no surprise that Rishabh Pant boasts of the second-best strike rate against Mumbai – 168.46.

Kagiso Rabada become the first bowler to take at least 1 wicket in 20 straight IPL matches against RR. He will look to keep that streak going and rattle the MI top-order along with his in-form pace partner, Anrich Nortje. KG is also just 4 wickets away from becoming the second bowler after Amit Mishra to claim 50 wickets for DC.

Harshal Patel, who played an instrumental role in keeping the Royals at bay last night with his 1-29, is just 2 wickets away from completing his tally of 100 T20 wickets.

 

Twitter Battle

There are millions looking forward to this clash 👊🏻

 

The battle of the Top 2️⃣ 🤩

No pressure, #MIvDC 😝

Key Battles

Anrich Nortje vs Rohit Sharma

Anrich Nortje has been a massive asset for us this season. He’s got wheels and has got the new ball talking. If he can get the better of Rohit Sharma up top, he will have contributed massively to his team’s chances in this encounter.

Kagiso Rabada vs Pollard & Hardik Pandya

Mumbai’s finishers have been in prime form, executing the big hits with brute force and accumulating boundaries with ease towards the end of the innings. However, they will come up against KG this time around, whose skills at the death are second to none.

Prithvi Shaw vs Trent Boult

Our young explosive opener Prithvi Shaw will face former DC teammate Trent Boult for the first time in the IPL. Shaw, who has already scored two fifties with his aggressive approach in this edition, will have a challenging task ahead to tackle the swinging white ball.


Experts and fans alike have touted this clash as the match-up of the tournament. Can the teams deliver? Only one way to find out.

Delhi-Mumbai Rivalry Will Take Centre Stage on Sunday Night

All of Delhi had their hearts full on Friday night. For one, the smiles were back on the lovely couple who run Baba Ka Dhaba as the city restored our faith in humanity. Cricket fans had another reason to smile, as their beloved DC stars showed incredible heart to defend a modest total in Sharjah in emphatic fashion. With momentum on their side, the first team to reach a double-digit figure in the points column this season will face their rivals from the west – the Mumbai Indians.

 

Battle of Equals

In 24 encounters, Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians have won 12 matches each – the most balanced rivalry in IPL history.

Currently, they also look like the teams equipped with the most balanced squads with respect to all departments. Kagiso Rabada and Jasprit Bumrah are undoubtedly two of the best death bowlers in the tournament. Both the teams have batting stalwarts in their mix along with firepower in the middle-order. The spin department of both the teams has also been doing a more-than-tidy job. Not to mention, DC and MI have also been the most in-form sides in this year’s edition so far, occupying the top two spots.

With the chance to get their noses slightly ahead on the head-to-head record, Delhi Capitals taking on Mumbai Indians at Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi has all the makings of a crackerjack.

 

Stat Attack

Rishabh Pant is just one dismissal away from completing 50 dismissals as a wicketkeeper, and just a six away from 100 IPL sixes. The southpaw is also 97 runs away from another big milestone, that of 2000 IPL runs.

With knocks such as the unforgettable 78* off 27 in our season opener against MI last season, it’s no surprise that Rishabh Pant boasts of the second-best strike rate against Mumbai – 168.46.

Kagiso Rabada become the first bowler to take at least 1 wicket in 20 straight IPL matches against RR. He will look to keep that streak going and rattle the MI top-order along with his in-form pace partner, Anrich Nortje. KG is also just 4 wickets away from becoming the second bowler after Amit Mishra to claim 50 wickets for DC.

Harshal Patel, who played an instrumental role in keeping the Royals at bay last night with his 1-29, is just 2 wickets away from completing his tally of 100 T20 wickets.

 

Twitter Battle

There are millions looking forward to this clash 👊🏻

 

The battle of the Top 2️⃣ 🤩

No pressure, #MIvDC 😝

Key Battles

Anrich Nortje vs Rohit Sharma

Anrich Nortje has been a massive asset for us this season. He’s got wheels and has got the new ball talking. If he can get the better of Rohit Sharma up top, he will have contributed massively to his team’s chances in this encounter.

Kagiso Rabada vs Pollard & Hardik Pandya

Mumbai’s finishers have been in prime form, executing the big hits with brute force and accumulating boundaries with ease towards the end of the innings. However, they will come up against KG this time around, whose skills at the death are second to none.

Prithvi Shaw vs Trent Boult

Our young explosive opener Prithvi Shaw will face former DC teammate Trent Boult for the first time in the IPL. Shaw, who has already scored two fifties with his aggressive approach in this edition, will have a challenging task ahead to tackle the swinging white ball.


Experts and fans alike have touted this clash as the match-up of the tournament. Can the teams deliver? Only one way to find out.

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