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Tuesday’s IPL fixture sees the two teams at the foot of the table, Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians, go head to head. Mumbai Indians come into this match as favourites and with odds of 4/5 (1.80) with Delhi Capitals at 1/1 (2.00).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians, Match 16
- April 11, 2023 – 15:00 GMT
- Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
Spin bowlers have a strong record on this pitch which yields an average first innings T20 score of 185. Pace bowlers will need to generate their own variations and not rely on the pitch to help them a great deal!
The game will begin under sunny skies and the temperature at 35 degrees. Although the heat will relent after sundown, it will still be over 25 degrees by the end of the match.
Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians – Match Predictions
Neither of these sides have tasted victory yet in the 2023 IPL with Delhi Capitals losing three and Mumbai Indians losing two. Of more concern for the teams has been the large margins of defeat across all five games! With more of an explosive batting line-up, we are backing Mumbai Indians to come out on top of this ‘Battle at the Bottom’.
Mumbai Indians to hit most sixes
Anrich Nortje to be Delhi Capitals' Top Bowler
Although David Warner has been racking up the consistent scores for Delhi Capitals, it has been noticeable how long his runs have been taking to make and his strike-rate is down at 117.05 with zero sixes struck. In the opposition camp, it is hard to see how a line-up which includes Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Tim David can not hit the ball into the crowd more than Delhi Capitals. As a result, we are backing Mumbai Indians to hit the most sixes in this game.
Our prediction: Mumbai Indians to hit most sixes in the match at 4/6 (1.67).
Although he went wicketless and conceded 44 runs against Rajasthan Royals, we expect to see Anrich Nortje bounce back to lead the bowling attack for Delhi Capitals in this match. No other bowler has his level of control and he has a very strong IPL record which includes 45 wickets from 32 games. The South African pace bowler is an attacking bowler who more than often causes the opposition batters the most trouble.
Our prediction: Anrich Nortje to be Delhi Capitals’ highest wicket-taker at 5/2 (3.50).
Man of the Match
Okay, this is a bit of a long-shot, but it is only a matter of time before Suryakumar Yadav re-finds his mo-jo. After flaying all international attacks around grounds in 2022, ‘Mr 360’ has stuttered and stumbled his way through the last couple of months. He averaged 43.29 in the 2022 IPL and we are backing him to dominate this game.
Our prediction: Suryakumar Yadav to be the Man of the Match at 12/1 (13.00).
Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians Preview
This will be the 33rd clash between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians. It was Rohit Sharma’s side who won the last meeting to end a run of three successive victories for Delhi Capitals in the fixture and to lead the head to head 17-15.
After forcing themselves to choose between the overseas pair of Rilee Rossouw and Rovman Powell, David Warner was able to select them both in the defeat against Rajasthan Royals with Mitchell Marsh making way. Rossouw may not get many more opportunities before Marsh returns.
Predicted XI: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner (c), Manish Pandey, Rilee Rossouw, Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Abishek Porel (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar
There is so much depth in the Mumbai Indians batting line up that it is easy to overlook their lack of bowling fire-power. Jofra Archer was not risked for the last game and we very much doubt that the team management will take any chances with his fitness in this match.
Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Arshad Khan, Tim David, Tristan Stubbs, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff
How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
You can watch every ball of this game in front of your TV with the excellent coverage provided by Sky Sports Cricket. If you are on the move, you can also follow the actions via the Sky Go App.
- Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
- Sky Go (Streaming)
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