Delhi Capitals will lock horns with Mumbai Indians in match 69 of IPL 2022.
This game will be played on Saturday at the Wankhede Cricket Stadium, Mumbai.
Delhi Capitals have won 7 and lost 6 out of their13 games this season.
DC is standing at the 5th position on the points table.
It is a must-win game for them to qualify for the Playoffs.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians are placed bottom of the points table of IPL 2022 with just 3 wins from 13 games.
Performance in the previous match:
Delhi Capitals won their previous match by 17 runs against Punjab Kings.
The Capitals managed to score 159-6 from their 20 overs.
Mitchell Marsh scored 63 runs off 48 deliveries while Sarfaraz Khan smashed 32 runs from just 16 deliveries.
In reply, DC was able to reach only 142-9 from their 20 overs.
Shardul Thakur grabbed 4 wickets while Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel also picked 2 wickets each for DC in that match.
Mumbai Indians lost a last-ball thriller by 3 runs against SRH in their last game.
They managed to reach 190 runs while chasing a target of 194 runs.
The openers gave an excellent start to MI as they added 95 runs for the 1st wicket in just 10 overs.
Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan smacked 48 and 43 runs respectively for their side at the top.
After a horrible collapse in the middle overs, Tim David played a superb cameo in the final overs.
He scored 46 runs from just 18 balls but he failed to get his side over the line.
Teams: MI vs DC
Venue: Wankhede Cricket Stadium, Mumbai
Date: 21st May, Saturday
Time: 7:30 pm IST
Average 1st innings score
The average 1st innings total at this venue is 165
Head to head record
Here is the head-to-head record between these two sides in the history of IPL.
Total Matches Played: 31
MI won: 16
DC won: 15
Tie/no results: 0
The pitch at Wankhede Stadium has helped the bowlers in the last few games.
Both the spin and fast bowlers have gained benefits by bowling with good line and length.
The dew might play a big role in the second innings so both teams will like to bowl first on this pitch.
MI Probable Playing 11
Rohit Sharma ©, Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Tristan Stubbs, Ramandeep Singh, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith
DC Probable Playing 11
David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya
Star bowler of the match
Kuldeep Yadav has picked up 20 wickets from 13 matches so far this season.
He has been the standout bowler for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022 and he will also be the key bowler in this match.
Star batsman of the match
David Warner has smashed five half-centuries for DC this season and he is in excellent form at the top.
The veteran left-hander has scored 427 runs from just 11 innings with a strike rate of 151.98.
He will be the best batsman in match 69 of IPL 2022.
Star Wicketkeeper of the match
Ishan Kishan has gained his form back in the last few matches and he has played some brilliant knocks for his side.
The left-hander will be the star wicketkeeper in this match.
Star all-rounder of the match
Shardul Thakur picked up 4 wickets in the previous match for DC and he is also a handy lower-order batsman.
He is expected to score with both bat and bowl in the all-important match against Mumbai.
Who will win?
It is a very crucial and do-or-die game for Delhi Capitals.
If Delhi Capitals win this match, they will qualify for the Playoffs but if they lose this game then RCB will make it to the next stage.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are at the bottom of the table as they were the first team to get eliminated from the Playoffs race.
Mumbai will play for their pride to end their season on a high and they will have full support from the RCB fans in this match.
Our prediction for match 69 is that Delhi Capitals will beat Mumbai Indians