Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC) take each other on at Wankhede Stadium in IPL 2019 today. We take a look at the head to head statistics between the two.
After a disappointing campaign in the IPL 2018, both MI and DC will be aiming to prove a point when they face each other at the Wankhede Stadium later tonight.
Mumbai Indians enter the tournament as strong favourites, with one of the best batsmen in Rohit Sharma, and arguably the best limited-overs bowler in Jasprit Bumrah in their ranks.
Delhi Capitals, meanwhile, oversaw a bigger change than what meets the eye. Apart from the obvious change in name, they also had a significant overhaul in the squad, which saw the return of Shikhar Dhawan and value-for-money additions in Hanuma Vihari, Ishant Sharma and Colin Ingram, amongst others.
As both the sides meet in the second game of the double-header (first being KKR vs SRH), let’s take a look at the head to head statistics between the two.
MI vs DC Head to Head statistics:
Mumbai Indians hold an upper edge over Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium.
Delhi Capitals (formerly Delhi Daredevils), although, have largely underperformed in the last few years, with many off-the-field decisions raising eyebrows among the fans and experts alike.
This season, however, Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Ponting spearhead the management in the franchise, and hopes are high from Delhi Capitals.
Mumbai, meanwhile, will bank upon Rohit Sharma to step up after a disappointing season in 2018, where he failed to cross the 300-run mark. The arrival of Quinton de Kock has strengthened the batting lineup for the side, while the presence of Pandya brothers provides stability to their line-up.
Let’s take a look at the complete head to head stats between MI and DC.
- Total number of matches played: 22
- Matches won by MI: 11
- Matches won by DC: 11
- No Results: 0
- Matches played in Mumbai: 9* (MI – 7, DC – 2)
- Matches played in Delhi: 9 (DC – 6, MI– 3)
- Matches played on neutral venues: 3 (DC – 3, MI – 0)
- Most player appearances: Kieron Pollard and Harbhajan Singh* (MI) – 18
- Most wickets: Lasith Malinga and Harbhajan Singh* (MI) – 21
- Most runs: Rohit Sharma (MI) – 516
* – In the 9 games in Mumbai, 7 were played at Wankhede, while the other two took place in Brabourn Stadium and DY Patil Stadium respectively.
* – Harbhajan Singh left Mumbai Indians for Chennai Super Kings in 2018.
How Twitter reacted..
.@IPL returns to Wankhede tonight 😍💙
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 24, 2019
Chaahein jeete. Chaahein haare. O Dilli re, tu #RoarMacha!
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 24, 2019
If changing to Delhi Capitals doesn’t work out, by next season they could start changing the name of their players and staff.
Look out for Sourav Ponting.#IPL2019
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) March 23, 2019
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) March 20, 2019
The game between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals is scheduled to start at 8 PM.