The Delhi Capitals changed their name before the 2019 season after previously being known as the Delhi Daredevils. That change makes this DC vs MI matchup far more interesting for fans. The Capitals want to challenge for the IPL title, and they want to use their name change as a fresh start. If you’re going to be the best in the IPL, then you have to beat the best, which right now is the Mumbai Indians.
The Indians lead the IPL in terms of overall titles, with four to their name, including a win last year. They are back and looking to defend their title in 2020, and with such a rich history as an IPL team, there is every chance they can bring home a fifth title. The Wankhede Stadium is home for the Mumbai Indians, they have played there since the IPL started and fans will associate the stadium with many happy memories. This is one of the toughest grounds in the IPL to play at, Mumbai doesn’t lose too many here.
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DC vs MI
The Capitals play their home games at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, and they will be hoping to create the kind of memories that the Indians have done at their stadium in the future. Since the name change, things have to be better in Delhi, but the real test is whether they can bring home a title. If they want to do that, then games like this one become huge for them, they have to start winning against teams like Mumbai on a regular basis.
DC vs MI IPL 2019
We saw two DC vs MI IPL 2019 meetings after the Capitals changed their name, and both teams won one each. The Capitals went to Mumbai and won their first-ever game after the name change away to the biggest franchise in the IPL, while Mumbai got their revenge when the two teams met in Delhi later in the season.
That first meeting of the season in Mumbai saw the Capitals at their very best in terms of batting. They put a huge 213 on the board when batting first, and it was thanks to multiple players contributing, with Rishabh Pant leading the way with his 78 not out from just 27 balls. That was enough to give him the man of the match award, and he was one of many to perform well in this game for Delhi. Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma both took two wickets for the Capitals, and they were key in helping the Capitals keep the Indians at bay.
In their first game, the Capitals went away to the most successful franchise in IPL history and recorded a win. This was a huge moment for them, and one that set the tone right from the off. This franchise has had some tough times in the past, but with a new name comes new hope and belief, something the team will be looking to use this coming season again as they try to make their mark.
DC vs MI 2019
The second DC vs MI 2019 meeting was the one that took place in Delhi, and this was a game which the Mumbai Indians won. They set a reasonable target of 168, and the Capitals could not get anywhere near that when chasing. They ended up with just 128/9 from their 20 overs to finish 40 runs off their target.
In the first innings, it was Krunal Pandya that led the way for the Indians; he scored 37 not out from 26 deliveries to carry them to a total that would eventually be too big for Delhi to chase down. Hardik Pandya eventually picked up the man of the match award in this one; he scored an unbeaten 32 from 15 balls and in the second innings, he took a wicket on top of that.
The second innings was all about Rahul Chahar, who put in a fantastic bowling performance for the Indians. He took three wickets and conceded just 19 runs from four overs, playing a big part in his team’s victory. Jasprit Bumrah backed him up with two wickets, while Shikhar Dhawan top-scored for Delhi with 35 from 22 deliveries.
This was a game in which Mumbai showed dominance from start to finish, and a day that the Delhi Capitals will want to forget. If the Capitals are to make strides towards an IPL final, then they must perform to a far higher standard than this.
DC vs MI Head to Head
The head to head stats below are the full picture of this Delhi team, so include when they were called the Delhi Daredevils. The results are surprising when you consider the two franchises and what they have achieved in the IPL, something that Delhi will be happy with.
Games played: 24
Delhi Capitals wins: 12
Mumbai Indians wins: 12
As you can see, these two teams are tied on wins, which will surprise many fans of the IPL. For many years, the Delhi Daredevils as they were known at the time, was towards the bottom of IPL and struggling against most teams. At the same time, the Mumbai Indians were towards the top of the league, winning titles and generally dominating most teams.
With that in mind, it is surprising to see the wins tied at 12-12 for these teams. The Delhi franchise changed their name last season, so these two have played two games under that name, and that is also a tie, with both team winning one each of those two games.
Usually, the Delhi Capitals would be going into a season thinking that they needed to do better and compete with the big IPL teams if they want to push forward and up the league. Still, they have a good enough record against the Indians. There will not be many more franchises in the competition that have a level record with Mumbai; it is one that Delhi should be proud.
DC vs MI Results by Year
Apr 18, 2019 – 34th Match at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi (night)
Mumbai Indians 168/5 (20 ov) vs Delhi Capitals 128/9 (20 ov)
Mumbai Indians won by 40 runs
Best Batsmen: Hardik Pandya 32 (15) & Best Bowler: Rahul Chahar 3/19 (4)
Mar 24, 2019 – 3rd Match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (night)
Delhi Capitals 213/6 (20 ov) vs Mumbai Indians 176 (19.2/20 ov)
Delhi Capitals won by 37 runs
Best Batsmen: Rishabh Pant *78 (27) & Best Bowler: Mitchell McClenaghan 3/40 (4)
55th match, (D/N) at Delhi, May 20 2018
Delhi Daredevils 174/4 vs Mumbai Indians 163 (19.3/20 ov, target 175)
Daredevils won by 11 runs
9th match, (D/N) at Mumbai, Apr 14 2018
Mumbai Indians 194/7 vs Delhi Daredevils 195/3 (20 ov, target 195)
Daredevils won by 7 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
|2019||Delhi||MI||40 runs||Hardik Pandya – 32 (15)|
|2019||Mumbai||DC||37 runs||Rishabh Pant- DC- 78* (27)|
|2018||Mumbai||DC||7 wickets||Jason Roy – DC – 91* (53)|
|2018||Delhi||DC||11 runs||Amit Mishra – DC – 3/19|
|2017||Mumbai||MI||14 runs||Mitchell McClenaghan – MI – 3/24|
|2017||Delhi||MI||146 runs||Lendl Simmons – MI – 66 (43)|
|2016||Delhi||DC||10 runs||Sanju Samson – DC – 60 (48)|
|2016||Visakhapatnam||MI||80 runs||Krunal Pandya – MI – 86 (37) and 2/15|
|2015||Delhi||DC||37 runs||Shreyas Iyer – DC – 83 (56)|
|2015||Mumbai||MI||5 wickets||Harbhajan Singh – MI – 2/11|
|2014||Sharjah||DC||6 wickets||Murali Vijay – DC – 40 (34)|
|2014||Mumbai||MI||15 runs||Michael Hussey – MI – 56 (33)|
|2013||Mumbai||MI||44 runs||Dinesh Karthik – MI – 86 (48)|
|2013||Delhi||DC||9 wickets||Virender Sehwag – DC – 95* (57)|
|2012||Mumbai||DC||7 wickets||Shahbaz Nadeem – DC – 2/16|
|2012||Delhi||DC||37 runs||Virender Sehwag – DC – 73 (39)|
|2011||Delhi||MI||8 wickets||Lasith Malinga – MI – 5/13|
|2011||Mumbai||MI||32 runs||Ambati Rayudu – MI – 59 (39)|
|2010||Delhi||MI||98 runs||Sachin Tendulkar – MI – 63 (32)|
|2010||Mumbai||MI||39 runs||Kieron Pollard – MI – 45* (13)|
|2009||East London||DC||7 wickets||Ashish Nehra – DC – 2/27|
|2009||Centurion||DC||4 wickets||Virender Sehwag – DC – 50 (27)|
|2008||Mumbai||MI||29 runs||Shaun Pollock – MI – 33 (15) and 2/16|
|2008||Delhi||DC||5 wickets||Dinesh Karthik – DC – 56* (32)|