The first qualifier will be contested between the strong team of Mumbai Indians (MI), who have a great experience of playing in big matches and the Delhi Capitals (DC), who have performed well in the current season.
The teams of Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC) will face face-to-face on Thursday in IPL Qualifier 1 of the 13th season. In the first qualifier, there will be a fierce competition between the strong team of Mumbai with big experience of playing in big matches and Delhi, which has done well in the current season. This match will start at 7.30 pm in Dubai.
It was not easy to beat the 4-time champions Mumbai team in the IPL in the league stage, but their 10-wicket defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday has deteriorated their rhythm. The team that wins Qualifier-1 will play the final directly, while the losing team will get another chance in Qualifier-2.
On the other hand, Delhi, who lost their first title, after losing four consecutive matches, defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 6 wickets to finish second. This win will definitely boost his morale.
MI vs DC: What’s the record?
In the IPL, there have been 26 matches between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals so far. Mumbai has won 14, while Delhi has won 12 matches. In the league stage of the current season, Mumbai has beaten Delhi both times. A positive aspect for the Mumbai team is the return of its captain Rohit Sharma, who missed 4 matches due to hamstring. The star opener, however, returned to the pavilion early against the Sunrisers.
The defending champions have aggressive batsmen and excellent bowlers, but their batsmen could not play against the Sunrisers. Even his bowlers could not get wickets and before the important match it was a good lesson for them that no match should be taken easily. Delhi’s middle order has failed to perform as expected. He has been mainly dependent on one or two players.
Mumbai’s top order has done well. Young Ishaan Kishan (428 runs) has emerged as its leading batsman. Quinton Dickock (443 runs) will be ready to continue his superb form. After this, Suryakumar Yadav (410 runs) has played his role well.