Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals, 20th IPL 2024 Match Preview

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals  – the upcoming 20th match of the IPL 2024 promises to be an important game as both the teams will be desperate to secure a win.

In this preview, you will know the head-to-head stats of these two teams that help you determine the winner of the forthcoming match. Most importantly, the performance review of Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC)  in the ongoing season helps to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses.

Mainly, the pitch and weather conditions play a role in determining the toss result ahead of the match. It would be interesting to list out the probable playing XI and impact players of MI and DC. Also, you need to have an idea about the schedule, venue, and timings of the upcoming match.

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2024: Schedule, Venue and Timings

Here is the schedule, venue, seating capacity of the stadium and timings of the upcoming Mumbai vs Delhi match:

Date and Day07th April 2024 (Sunday)
VenueWankhede Stadium (Mumbai)
Stadium’s Seating Capacity30,000
Timings03:30 pm IST

Mumbai vs Delhi IPL 2024: Weather Forecast Details

According to the latest weather forecast reports, there is a clear indication of No Rain and No Clouds. This means a complete 20-over match can be played between the Mumbai Indian and Delhi Capitals with No climatic hindrance.

Expected temperature during the match32 °C to 35 °C
Cloud CoverNo Clouds
Wind Speed23 km/ hr
Chances of RainNo Rain
Humidity in Air36%

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals Performance Review

Let us review the performance of Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals in this IPL 2024 season:

1. Mumbai Indians (MI): 10th position in IPL 2024 points table

The Mumbai Indians under their new captain Hardik Pandya are yet to taste the essence of their first victory in IPL 2024 despite playing 3 matches in the tournament.

The Indian batter and wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan’s worrying form has been a huge concern for the Mumbai Indians with these scores in the previous matches:

  • 4 runs vs Gujarat Titans (GT)
  • 34 runs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
  • 16 runs vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Whereas, Ishan’s fellow teammates such as Rishabh Pant ( 18, 28, 51 and 55 runs in four games)  and Sanju Samson (*82, 15, 12 and 69 in four matches)  have registered strong performances as batter and wicketkeepers.

Mainly, the Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is under pressure as he needs to prove his worth as the MI captain. Also, the management will be reviewing his leadership skills for the next two matches. Moreover, the below-par batting and bowling performance resulted in Mumbai Indians continuing at the bottom-of-the-points table in the tournament.

However, the return of Suryakumar Yadav into the squad after a long injury will promise to strengthen the batting lineup of Mumbai Indians.

2. Delhi Capitals (DC): 9th position in IPL 2024 points table

The Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav’s injury will be a huge blow for the bowling department of Delhi Capitals. However, the Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant’s comeback promises to strengthen the middle-order batting. 

Out of 4 matches, Delhi Capitals have secured just a win against the defending champions Chennai Super Kings by just 20 runs and survived the threat of MS Dhoni’s aggressive cameo. If MS Dhoni had batted higher in the batting order, then it would have become impossible for Rishabh Pant’s led side to secure their first victory.

Also, their weak bowling performance in their previous match proved advantageous for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR ) batters to post a total of 272-7 in 20 overs, which is indeed the 2nd highest score in the IPL history. Subsequently, KKR secured a massive victory by a huge margin of 106 runs that resulted in DC being pushed down to 9th position in the points table.

Head-To-Head Stats of Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals

Both Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC) have competed against each other in 33 matches of the entire Indian Premier League (IPL)  and you can find many useful stats as shown below:

Total Matches Played33
Matches won by DC15
Matches won by MI18
No Result MatchesNA
Highest score for DC213-6 in 20 overs (IPL 2019)
Lowest score for DC66-10 in 13.4 overs (IPL 2017)
Highest score for MI218-7 in 20 overs (IPL 2010)
Lowest score for MI92-10 in 19.2 overs (IPL 2012)

From the above stats, it becomes evident that Mumbai Indians always had an upper hand against the Delhi Capitals in this T20 League.

Mumbai vs Delhi: Probable Playing XI and Impact Players

Let us predict the probable playing XI and impact players of both Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals:

Probable Playing XI of Mumbai Indians (MI):

  1. Hardik Pandya (Captain)
  2. Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper)
  3. Rohit Sharma
  4. Dewald Brevis
  5. Jasprit Bumrah
  6. Piyush Chawla
  7. Gerald Coetzee
  8. Tim David
  9. Akash Madhwal
  10. Kwena Maphaka
  11. Suryakumar Yadav

Expected Impact Players of Mumbai Indians (MI):

  1. Naman Dhir
  2. Dewald Brevis
  3. Romario Shepherd
  4. Vishnu Vinod
  5. Nehal Wadhera

Probable Playing XI of Delhi Capitals (DC):

  1. Prithvi Shaw
  2. David Warner
  3. Rishabh Pant (captain and wicketkeeper)
  4. Tristan Stubbs
  5. Axar Patel
  6. Sumit Kumar
  7. Rasikh Dar Salam
  8. Anrich Nortje
  9. Ishant Sharma
  10. Khaleel Ahmed
  11. Jake Fraser McGurk

Expected Impact Players of Delhi Capitals (DC):

  1. Abhishek Porel
  2. Sumit Kumar
  3. Kumar Kushagra
  4. Rasikh Dar Salam
  5. Praveen Dubey

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2024: Pitch Conditions and Toss Outcome

The grassy pitch at Wankhede Stadium offers a comfortable batting surface for T20 cricket, and you can expect a high-scoring contest on Sunday afternoon. Also, the team skippers would opt to bat first and post a huge total. However, Mumbai Indians managed to score just 125 runs while batting first on their home ground in the previous match against Rajasthan Royals.

Regardless of the previous match result at the same venue, the MI skipper Hardik Pandya will aim to try out different strategies and will decide to invite the opposition team to bowl first on a sunny afternoon in Mumbai. 

Mumbai vs Delhi IPL 2024: Overall Match Winner Prediction

After facing three consecutive losses, Mumbai Indians are in a tough situation to overcome their worst starts to keep their chances of winning the trophy under their new captain. For instance, Mumbai Indians, despite losing five out of six matches, became the title winner of that edition.

On the other side, the Delhi Capitals under Rishabh Pant’s captaincy will be hoping to secure their second win of the tournament.

Mumbai Indians will want to keep their spirit boosted so we might witness a fierce performance after their 3 consecutive defeat. But, at the same time, the team lacks coordination amongst themselves as the misunderstanding between the New Captain Hardik Pandya and Former Captain Rohit Sharma has raised a spark. Also, this could demotivate the younger generation players of the Mumbai team.

Whereas, the Delhi Capitals team captain Rishabh Pant has a good record score in the Wankhede Stadium. Rishabh Pant had earlier faced Mumbai Indians for 14 innings and in the upcoming match on 7th April 2024, fans expect him to excel in performance. But what Rishabh Pant needs to be careful is of Jasprit Bumrah’s spellbound form, who had earlier dismissed the Delhi Capitals Skipper for 6 times out of 14 innings.

Now the question is, Whom will the Wankhede Stadium favour?

The DC skipper and Wicketkeeper-Batsman — Rishabh Pant?


The MI master pacer — Jasprit Bumrah? Finally, it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy the battle between Mumbai Indians and Delhi capitals to experience the best thrilling moments as well as many interesting twists and turns in the match.