Delhi Capital and Mumbai Indians will lock horns in the match 34 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Delhi on Thursday. Both teams are clearly in a strong position as they have 10 points each after playing eight matches and a win can further strengthen their position on the league table. In the previous meeting between both teams earlier in the competition, it was Delhi who came out on top with a 37-run margin.
Delhi will be coming in the match full of confidence after registering an impressive 39-run win in their previous match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. In the batting department, the home side will be relying on the likes of captain Shreyas Iyer, veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan, young Prithvi Shaw and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the South Africa's duo of Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris and India's duo of Ishant Sharma and Axar Patel to provide timely breakthroughs.
On the other hand, Mumbai too will come in the match full of confidence after registering a thumping five-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their previous match. In the batting department, the visitors will be relying on the likes of captain Rohit Sharma, South Africa's Quinton de Kock and West Indies' Kieron Pollard to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the pace attack consist of India's Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya