Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Match Prediction: Mumbai Indians to win
  • Toss prediction: Delhi Capitals to win the toss and field first

It's time for a Sunday doubleheader and we bring you our MI vs DC prediction for match no. 20 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 between Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals. They will go head to head at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 7.

Read on for our detailed MI vs DC predictions ahead of this match.

  • Date and time: April 7, 3:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 

MI in IPL 2024: Team preview, full squad, predicted XI and impact players for Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals match preview

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians are in desperate need of a win after a terrible start to the IPL 2024. They are languishing at the bottom of the table with three back to back defeats. Their net run rate of -1.423 is also the worst in the competition.

Most recently, they lost to Rajasthan Royals at home by six wickets. Having been sent in to bat first, the MI batting unit was rattled by the left-arm pace duo of Trent Boult and Nandre Burger. Hardik Pandya top scored with 34 off 21 as they managed only 125. Akash Madhwal snared 3 for 20 in four overs but Mumbai just didn't have enough runs on the board. 

MI possible XI: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Mohammad Nabi, Tim David, Gerald Coetzee, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah, Akash Madhwal

Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals occupy the second-last spot on the table with two points and a net run rate of -1.347. They have played four matches in the season and have lost three of those. They are coming off a 106-run hammering at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders. 

Bowling first, Delhi's bowling unit was smashed by KKR who went on to post the second-highest team total in the IPL. Chasing a mammoth target of 273, DC could not get a start they needed, losing four wickets inside the powerplay. Rishabh Pant and Tristan Stubbs struck fifties but the target was out of reach. 

DC possible XI: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c), Tristan Stubbs (wk), Axar Patel, Abhishek Porel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed, Ishant Sharma 

Pitch and expected weather conditions

Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is known as one of the best venues where batters generally dominate. However, if there is any grass on the pitch, pacers can get great assistance. However, this being an afternoon fixture, expect batters to dominate. Since 2018, the average first innings score at this ground reads 174. 

The weather in Mumbai should be clear and sunny on Sunday afternoon. Rain should not be an issue as there is zero chance of precipitation predicted. The temperature should hover between 30-35 degree Celsius. 

MI vs DC Dream11 prediction

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Our MI vs DC Dream11 prediction for this match

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Rishabh Pant 
  • Batter(s): Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, David Warner, Tristan Stubbs 
  • All-rounder(s): Hardik Pandya, Mitch Marsh, Axar Patel 
  • Bowler(s): Jasprit Bumrah, Anrich Nortje, Akash Madhwal 
  • Recommended captain: David Warner 
  • Recommended vice-captain: Suryakumar Yadav 

The MI vs DC match prediction will be incomplete without explaining why we picked this XI for the Dream11 contest. Wankhede Stadium is a good venue for batting but pacers get good bounce. Both sides have raw pace in their bowling attack so we have tried to pick players accordingly. 

Rishabh Pant has found his mojo back and that makes him a must-pick. David Warner and Rohit Sharma have been in good form while Suryakumar Yadav makes his return to action. Tristan Stubbs bats down the order but should enjoy batting here. 

Among all-rounders, Hardik Pandya and Mitch Marsh should be picked due to their skill set. Axar Patel can also provide a good value. Coming to the bowling section, Jasprit Bumrah is a must pick. Anrich Nortje has the pace while Akash Madhwal has done well for MI in limited opportunities. 

As for C & VC, we have gone with David Warner and Suryakumar Yadav. The DC opener has been in good form and should enjoy this pitch. SKY is playing his first game of the season but is capable of turning the heat right away. 

Match prediction: Mumbai Indians to win

Mumbai Indians have the head to head record in their favour. Out of 33 matches between the two teams, MI have won 18 games while Delhi Capitals have won 15 times. Looking at the two squads for this season, Mumbai Indians have the stronger side. They have a stronger batting unit and will be strengthened with the return of Suryakumar Yadav.  Our match prediction is for Mumbai Indians to win. 

Toss prediction: Delhi Capitals to win the toss and field first

Wankhede Stadium is generally a very good venue for batting and it gets easier to bat on as the game progresses. The dew factor will not be there in this afternoon fixture but the teams are still likely to prefer chasing as having the target in front is better. The venue has hosted 55 IPL matches here since 2018, with the chasing side winning 34 of those. Our toss prediction is Delhi Capitals will win the toss and opt to field first. 

Man of the match prediction: Suryakumar Yadav 

Suryakumar Yadav missed the first three games of the season with an injury but is set to make his comeback. He is the best T20 batter in the country and MI will be delighted to have him back. Last year, he scored 733 runs from 18 international T20s at an average of 49 and strike rate of 156. In the IPL 2023, SKY amassed 605 runs at a strike rate of 181 while averaging 43. Back him to mark his return with a bang. 

Betting Odds

  • Mumbai Indians: 1.64 (PARIMATCH)
  • Delhi Capitals: 2.25 (PARIMATCH)

The bookmakers have placed Mumbai Indians as heavy favourites heading into this game. They have the odds of 1.64 ahead of the match whereas Delhi Capitals have a tougher task with odds of 2.25.