IPL 2021, DC vs MI: Here is the statistical preview
Delhi Capitals will take on reigning champions Mumbai Indians in the 13th game of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The runners-up of the 2020 edition, DC, recently chased down 196 against Punjab Kings to plunder their second win this season. Meanwhile, the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians have been successful in defending totals at Chepauk of late. Here is the statistical preview.
A look at the head-to-head record
Mumbai Indians have dominated Delhi Capitals in the IPL so far. In 28 head-to-head meetings, Mumbai have managed to win 16 matches with a win percentage of 57.14. On the other hand, the Rishabh Pant-led Delhi have claimed 12 victories against MI (win percentage: 42.86). Notably, Mumbai defeated Delhi as many as four times in the IPL 2020.
Here are the top performers
MI skipper Rohit Sharma has racked up 818 runs from 28 games at a strike-rate of 133.01 against Delhi Capitals. In the bowling segment, Jasprit Bumrah taken 18 wickets with a best haul of 4/14 against them. Against Mumbai Indians, Shikhar Dhawan owns 748 runs from 24 games, while Ravichandran Ashwin has picked up 21 wickets with a best haul of 3/29.
The key battles to watch out for
The technical frailties of DC opener Prithvi Shaw has often been exposed against left-arm pacers. Rightly so, he has been dismissed thrice in a space of 12 balls by MI fast bowler Trent Boult. Paradoxically, Shaw's compatriot Dhawan dominates Bumrah (90 runs off 70 balls). Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has dismissed Kieron Pollard four times (51 runs off 34 balls).
Will Ashwin be used against Mumbai openers?
The upcoming game will be hosted by the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. As seen in the last few games, the spinners have garnered plenty of assistance here. DC could use Ashwin in the powerplay to disarray MI's top-order. He carries a great track-record against Quinton de Kock (four dismissals) and Rohit (two dismissals). Interestingly, Ashwin has scalped 42 wickets at 23.05 in the powerplay.