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The 13th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played between defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC) at Chepak Stadium in Chennai today. Last season, 4 matches were played between the two teams. Every time Mumbai defeated Delhi. The previous final was also played between the two, with Mumbai winning by 5 wickets. Delhi then played the final for the first time. In such a situation, she will have to avenge that defeat from Mumbai.
Both teams have won their previous matches this season. In such a situation, both DC captain Rishabh Pant and MI captain Rohit Sharma would not like to change their playing-11. Pant is captaining for the first time in the IPL, while Rohit has won the title to his team the most 5 times.
Delhi in second and Mumbai in third in the point table
This is the first competition between the two teams in the current season. Mumbai and Delhi have played 3–3 matches so far. In this, both teams won 2–2 and lost 1–1. However, Delhi are at number two and Mumbai at number three due to good net runs in the point table.
Delhi’s team dominates in the opening
Delhi’s team in batting has been the best in the current season. His opener Shikhar Dhawan has an orange cap, having scored 186 runs so far. Prithvi Shaw, who is supporting him, is also in superb form. At the same time, Mumbai team openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton Dickock are still struggling to score runs. No Mumbai batsman has touched the 100 mark.
Mumbai strong in middle order
Mumbai’s middle order is stronger than Delhi. Captain Pant comes at number three in Delhi team. He is followed by all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes and Lalit Yadav. While Suryakumar comes at number-3 in Mumbai team. He is followed by Ishaan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya.
2 of Mumbai and 1 of Delhi in top-5 bowlers
Among the top-5 wicket-takers of this season are 2 bowlers from Mumbai and 1 bowler from Delhi. MI spinner Rahul Chahar is second with 7 wickets and fast bowler Trent Boult is at number four with 6 wickets. Fast bowler Avesh Khan of Delhi also took 6 wickets, but is at number three due to good average. Currently, Harshal Patel of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is on top with 9 wickets.
The Chennai pitch has always been helpful to the spinners. However, the previous match was high scoring here. RCB set a target of 205 against KKR here. In this, Glenn Maxwell scored 78 and AB de Villiers scored 76 runs. In response, the KKR team was reduced to 166 runs. It is difficult to bat later on the Chennai pitch. There have been 6 matches so far this season, in which only the team batting 5 times has won.