IPL 2021: Manvinder Bisla predicts Mumbai Indians to win against Delhi Capitals

IPL 2021: Manvinder Bisla predicts Mumbai Indians to win against Delhi Capitals

Both the teams have won two of their games so far, although the Capitals sit a spot above the Indians due to their superior net run rate.

Trent Boult of Mumbai Indians
Trent Boult of Mumbai Indians. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The thirteenth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals (DC) is currently in progress at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Winning the toss, the Indians’ Rohit Sharma opted to bat, speaking about the dryness of the pitch. The teams batting first have been ruling at the venue thus far, and the opponent skipper expressed that he would have batted too.

On a Head-to-Head count in the history of IPL of these two sides, Mumbai has been the superior side, winning 16 to Delhi’s 12 in 28 encounters. MI came out on top four times against DC in 2020 as they defeated them twice in the league stage, once in the Playoffs, and in the IPL final to lift their fifth title. Former KKR cricketer and the CricTracker expert Manvinder Bisla reckons that the Rohit Sharma-led side will be able to take an edge over Rishabh Pant and his men once again and will register their third consecutive win of the season.

Speaking at CricTracker’s live show ‘In The Air’, Bisla reckoned that DC will find it difficult as they are coming on a slow track for the first time, after all of their previous games being played at the Wankhede Stadium. On being asked to predict the winner in the pre-match show, Bisla said, “I would like to go with Mumbai as they have played at the venue for quite some time and they understand the condition better. While it will be difficult for Delhi as they are coming to play on a slower surface of Chennai.”

 

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MI, DC make some changes

Ahead of the game, both the teams made changes in their eleven. MI brought in spinner Jayant Yadav in place of Adam Milne, keeping the conditions in mind, whereas DC included middle-order batsman Shimron Hetmyer and leg-spinner, Amit Mishra, at the expense of Lukman Meriwala and Chris Woakes.

Both the teams have won two of their games so far, although the Capitals sit a spot above the Indians due to their superior net run rate.