DC vs MI, IPL 2020 Live Score: Beginning another double header week, where Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals will square off against defending champions Mumbai Indians in the first match of the day at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Already qualified for the playoff, Mumbai Indians would look to consolidate their position at the top of the points table. They hold the first position with 16 points from 12 matches. DC, on the other hand, are under pressure after a hat-trick of losses. They are desperate to return to winning ways in order to seal their play-off place. Iyer & Co are placed third with 14 points from 12 games. The match against MI is extremely crucial as Delhi Capitals cannot afford to take things lightly. Another defeat might shatter their playoff hopes.

Follow the live updates of DC vs MI IPL 2020 match here:

14:30 hrs IST

IPL 2020 Live Score: 30 minutes to toss

To bat or bowl first? This remains the big question. In Dubai, a majority of day matches have been won by teams chasing. However, it has to be seen whether chasing continues to be a wise option with the pitch getting tired.

14:25 hrs IST

Milestone for Kieron Pollard

MI vice-captain Kieron pollard is on the verge of getting a huge milestone. He needs 27 more runs to reach 3000 runs for MI. He will be the first overseas player to do so.

14:20 hrs IST

CSK head coach on Ruturaj Gaikwad

“He has done well in the last couple of games. We’re happy that he’s taken the opportunity. We look back at the missed opportunities when he got COVID-19. He missed out the pre-season, he came back after about 4-5 weeks in isolation. We tried to get him involved but he was a long way from being ready. So we’re just happy now to create the opportunity and he has shown us that he’s the right player,” said CSK coach Stephen Fleming

14:15 hrs IST

MI Predicted XI vs DC

MI Predicted XI against DC: Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard (c), Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

14:10 hrs IST

DC Predicted XI vs MI

DC Predicted XI vs MI: Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (Capt), Rishabh Pant (Wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Mohit Sharma

14:05 hrs IST

IPL 2020 Live Score | 200th IPL match for MI

Mumbai Indians will be playing their 200th match at the Indian Premier League. They will be the 1st team to play 200 matches in IPL.

13:57 hrs IST

“I’m trying to be aggressive and take wickets” – Trent Boult

“I’m trying to be aggressive and take wickets. It’s obviously a pretty tough format. The role that I play with.. A couple of overs at the start, a couple of overs at the end. I try not to read too much into it. Just try to be as clear as I can with what I’m trying to do. I have managed to have a little bit of success at some stages. Just been having a good time,” said Trent Boult.

13:52 hrs IST

Bumrah vs Rabada: The battle of pace

Kagiso Rabada in IPL 2020 – 12 matches, 23 wickets

Jasprit Bumrah in IPL 2020 – 12 matches, 20 wickets

13:45 hrs IST

MI vs DC: At neutral venues

In the 5 matches played at the neutral venues, other than Mumbai and Delhi. DC have an edge over MI having won three of them.

13:40 hrs IST

IPL 2020 Live Score | Out of touch Rishabh Pant

* In the 9 matches so far in this season, Pant has scored 253 runs at a strike rate of 115. It’s his worst strike rate overall. Further, 38.18 % balls have been dot deliveries which is the highest percentage of dots played by him in an IPL edition.

* As DC plays, MI in the next fixture Pant has more headache as he faces Bumrah, who has dismissed Pant 4 times, most by dismissal by a bowler to dismiss Pant in IPL.

13:35 hrs IST

Shikhar Dhawan vs MI

vs Mitchell McClenaghan: 6 innings, 69 runs, 3 dismissals

vs Hardik Pandya: 4 innings, 29 runs, 1 dismissal

vs Jasprit Bumrah: 9 innings, 85 runs, 0 dismissal

vs Rahul Chahar: 2 innings, 27 runs, 1 dismissal

13:30 hrs IST

Suryakumar vs DC in IPL

Since 2018, Suryakumar Yadav has scored 146 runs against Delhi Capitals at a strike rate of 144.55, including 2 fifties. His scores vs DC in last 5 games are as follows:

* 53 at Abu Dhabi, 2020

* 26 at Delhi, 2019

* 2 at Mumbai, 2019

* 12 at Delhi, 2018

* 53 at Mumbai ,2018

13:25 hrs IST

DC vs MI, Live Updates: Bumrah vs Pant in IPL

7 innings

26 runs

4 dismissals

Bumrah has dismissed Pant 4 times in IPL – most by any bowler.

13:20 hrs IST

Milestone awaits for Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant is 11 runs away from completing 2000 runs in the IPL. If he gets there, he will be the 3rd player to reach this landmark for DC.

13:15 hrs IST

IPL 2020 Live Score: MI yet to win in Dubai

Mumbai Indians is the only team which is yet to register a win at Dubai in IPL. They have lost all the 5 matches played at this venue so far in the history of the league. Further if we look at MI’s win rate % among all the venues in IPL with min 5 matches played, Dubai is the only venue where they have to register a win in IPL.

13:10 hrs IST

Important Stats

* Shikhar Dhawan is the second-highest scorer against Mumbai Indians with 733 runs. Suresh Raina has scored most – 818 runs.

* 179.38 : Krunal’s batting strike rate vs DC, best among all the active teams for him in IPL.

13:05 hrs IST

Krunal Pandya vs Delhi Capitals

*So far in the IPL 202, Krunal has picked 5 wickets. Against Delhi, Krunal has picked 2/26 and has an average of 16.75 and SR of 15.1 which is the best among all the active teams.

*With the bat, his best score in IPL came vs DC in 2016 where he scored 86 runs off 37 balls at SR of 232.43 batting at No. 3.

13:00 hrs IST

IPL 2020 Live Score | Suryakumar: MI’s batting powerhouse

With 1298 runs Suryakuma Yadav is the 5th highest run getter in the league since IPL 2018, he is the only uncapped player in the top 5 run getter’s list. This is the 3rd consecutive season where Surya has scored more than 300 runs in an IPL edition. Out of the 362 runs in IPL 2020, 335 runs have come at Abu Dhabi, MI will play their last two league games at Dubai and Sharjah.

12:55 hrs IST

Dubai International Stadium: Venue insights

Highest Team Total: 219/2BySunrisersHyderabadAgainstDelhiCapitals in 2020

Lowest Team Total: 109/10 By Royal Challengers Bangalore Against Kings XI Punjab in 2020

Highest Individual Score: 132By KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab)Against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2020

Best Bowling Figures: 4/14ByMohitSharma(ChennaiSuperKings) Against Mumbai Indians in 2014.

Highest Partnership: 181 By Shane Watson And Faf Du Plessis (Chennai Super Kings) For 1st Wicket Against Kings XI Punjab in 2020.

Win Rate Batting First: 40% (4 Won; 6 Lost)

12:50 hrs IST

Mumbai Indians in last 5 matches

vs RCB: Won by 5 wickets

vs RR: Lost by 8 wickets

vs CSK: Won by 10 wickets

vs KXIP: match tied, lost in 2nd Super Over

vs KKR: Won by 8 wickets

12:45 hrs IST

Delhi Capitals in last 5 matches

vs SRH – Lost by 88 runs

vs KKR – Lost by 59 runs

vs KXIP – Lost by 5 wickets

vs CSK – Won by 5 wickets

vs RR – Won by 13 runs

12:40 hrs IST

DC vs MI: Head to head

Total Matches: 25

MI Win: 13

DC Win: 12

12:35 hrs IST

DC vs MI: SQUADS

Let’s have a look at the squads of both sides:

Delhi Capitals Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Anrich Nortje, Harshal Patel, Mohit Sharma, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Praveen Dubey, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav

Mumbai Indians Squad: Quinton de Kock(w), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard(c), James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Rohit Sharma, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai