51st Match of IPL 2020 Between DC and MI

Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians

51st Match:

The fifty first encounter of the IPL 2020 between DC and MI is going to be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on October 31st 2020.

DC vs MI History:

IPL 2020

The teams completed 25 meetings, till date. DC won 12 games. MI won 13 times.

The teams met 10 times at the home ground of DC. DC won 6 times. MI won 4 times.

The teams met 10 times at the home ground of MI. The host won 7 times, DC won thrice.

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The teams played 5 times at the neutral venue. DC won thrice and MI won twice.

Victory brings points:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

 

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DC is currently at the 3rd position in the table. If the team will win the match and earn 2 points, then the team may be at any of the 1st or the 2nd positions, depending upon NRR, with 16 points in total. But in case of defeat, the team may stay in the same position with 14 points in total.

MI is currently at the top position. If the team will win the match and earn 2 points, then the team will stay at the top of the table with 18 points in total. And the team will be in the top two in the play-off. But in case of defeat, the team may either stay at the current position or on the 2nd position.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Dubai shows the weather would be mostly sunny and clear during the match. The precipitation would be almost 0% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 29-31 Celsius. The wind would be around 13 to 20 km/h throughout the match. The speed of wind would fluctuate and the temperature would decrease, as the match progressed.

Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 38 times out of 62 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 21 times, while lost 16 times with one tie. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won 11 times and lost 13 times. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 32 times and lost 29 times.

The first batting team won the matches 34 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 27 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 118 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 180 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 71, and the highest total was 211 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 73 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 187 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 21.37 and 19.06 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL Matches):

Teams chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 14 times in 29 games. The selection didn’t favor the teams, as the team won 6 times and lost 8 times, though once the team lost a match in the second super over. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won 4 times and lost 11 times, though the teams lost the match in super over twice. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches just 10 times and lost 19 times, including those three super over defeats.

The first batting team won the matches 17 times including two ties. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 12 times, only, including one tie.

The lowest successful defended total was 126. On the other hand, Highest successful chase is 179 at the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 115, and the highest total was 219 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 109 runs, whereas the highest was 201 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 31.88 and 23.95 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL 2020):

Teams chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 11 times in 22 games. The selection didn’t favor the teams, as the teams won 5 times and lost 6 times, though one of the defeats in the first ever second super over of the game.

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won just twice, and lost 9 times the match, though the teams lost the match in super over twice

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches just 7 times and lost 15 times, including those three super over defeats.

The first batting team won the matches 14 times including those two ties (super over victories). Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won just 8 times including one super over victory.

The lowest successfully defended total 126. On the other hand, Highest successful chase is 179 at the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 126, and the highest total was 219 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 109 runs, whereas the highest was 201 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 34.26 and 23.17 is for the second innings.

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Teams’ History at the Venue:

DC got 8 opportunities to play at the venue. The team has a pretty good record, as the team won 5 times, though, one of the victories was in super over in a tied game, and lost thrice. The team won 4 times in 6 games in the current season.

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MI got 5 opportunities to play at the place. The team has extremely poor record at the place, as the team is still searching for the first victory and lost all 5 games, though two of the defeats were in super over in tied games, and one of the super over defeats were is second super over, as the first super over was also tied in tied game. The team played two games in the running edition and both were tied.

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Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Delhi Capitals:

The team may go with a couple of changes and invite P. Shaw and H. Patel in place of A. Rahane and T. Deshpande, respectively.

Delhi Capitals Eleven: P. Shaw, S. Dhawan, S. Iyer, R. Pant, S. Hetmyer, M. Stoinis, A. Patel, R. Ashwin, H. Patel, K. Rabada, A. Nortje

Mumbai Indians:

The team would prefer to go with unchanged XI.

Mumbai Indians Eleven: I. Kishan, Q. de Kock, S. Yadav, S. Tiwari, H. Pandya, K. Pollard, K. Pandya, J. Pattinson, R. Chahar, T. Boult, J. Bumrah