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What To Watch Out For In Delhi Vs Mumbai IPL 2024?

Table of Contents:

  • Past IPL performance of Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals
  • Head-to-head performance at home and away till IPL 2023
  • Retained players in each team
  • Top retained batters and their performance in head-to-head matches till 2023
  • Top retained bowlers and their performance in head-to-head matches till 2023
Mumbai-Delhi IPL matches have shared an exciting rivalry over the years. Previously known as the 'Delhi Daredevils' until 2019, the Delhi franchise rechristened themselves as 'Delhi Capitals' that same year. They reached their first-ever IPL final in 2020 but faced defeat against Mumbai, who clinched the title for yet another season. As the upcoming season approaches, all eyes are on whether Delhi will secure its inaugural IPL title or if Mumbai will continue its stellar performance and add another accolade to its illustrious history.
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Mumbai Indians are undoubtedly the most successful IPL team. They have won five IPL titles. For all their star power, Mumbai won their first title only in 2013 in the 6th IPL season. They went on to win four more IPL titles in the year 2015, 2017, and 2019. Mumbai's last IPL final win came over the Delhi Capitals in the year 2020. While they had a tough season in 2022, as they stood in the 10th position, they made a strong comeback in 2023 to finish third on the table.
Mumbai vs. Delhi has always remained a marquee clash for fans. The two sides have always played out engaging duels. Mumbai Indians' star players, including skippers Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, and Suryakumar Yadav, along with Delhi Capitals' blockbusters Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, and David Warner, consistently deliver thrilling performances when they face off. The upcoming cycle promises nothing less. It will be fascinating to see how the Mumbai vs. Delhi Fantasy Cricket match battle plays out in the future.

Past IPL performance of Delhi Capitals versus Mumbai Indians


The first-ever game between the two sides resulted in Mumbai posting a comfortable victory. Shaun Pollock made an exemplary all-around contribution, scoring a crucial 15 ball-33 and bowling an economical spell of 4-0-16-2. Mumbai won the game by 29 runs, defending a par score of 163. The return leg of the contest saw Delhi defeating Mumbai. Delhi posted a 5-wicket win with a ball to spare, chasing a score of 179.
The Delhi Daredevils were the side to beat in 2009 IPL. They comfortably won both their games against Mumbai that season. Delhi won both their matches by chasing the target quite comfortably. 2010 saw fortunes being reversed, with Mumbai completing a sweep over Delhi. They outplayed Delhi, winning both their games with a margin of 98 runs and 39 runs.
The pattern pretty much remained the same in 2011, too, with Mumbai winning both the games against Delhi. They won both games convincingly with victory margins of 8 wickets and 32 runs. Delhi roared back strongly in 2012, winning both their games over Mumbai.
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Mumbai scored 209 against Delhi in their first encounter for that season. They successfully defended the score, winning the game by 44 runs. Delhi won the return leg by nine wickets, with Virender Sehwag playing an exceptional knock scoring 95 not out. In 2014, Delhi beat Mumbai in their first meeting by six wickets. Mumbai won the return leg by 15 runs. This was just the second instance of a close contest between the two sides.
Delhi won its first outing against Mumbai in 2015 with a margin of 37 runs. Mumbai got back at Delhi, winning the return leg by 5 wickets. The 2016 season saw sides batting first win both the games in their duels. Delhi won the first leg by 10 runs, while Mumbai mauled Delhi in the return leg with a margin of 80 runs. This game gave the early indications of Krunal Pandya, who had smashed a 37 ball-86.
In 2017, Mumbai was the better side of the two. They won both their games, batting first with a winning margin of 14 runs and 146 runs, respectively. Despite Delhi being a young side in 2018, they defeated Mumbai twice that season. They even completed a hat trick of wins over Mumbai with a win in 2019 when Rishabh Pant took on Mumbai's bowlers at their den. Mumbai made a comeback defeating Delhi in the return leg of 2019.


Delhi had an excellent start to the 2020 season. They were dominating the opposition in every game. But they strangely fell short every time they came up against Mumbai. Delhi lost both their league games to Mumbai. Defending champions Mumbai then defeated Delhi both in the first qualifier and then later in the finals. Mumbai thereby completed a 5-match winning streak over Delhi.
Delhi successfully overturned the tables in 2021, winning both their games against Mumbai. They smartly chased down tricky totals on both occasions, ensuring a clean slate against Mumbai that season.


In the past two years, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals have faced each other in three matches, with Mumbai Indians emerging victorious in two of them. In 2022, Delhi won their initial match against Mumbai but faced defeat in their next one. They lost the match by 5 wickets, which ultimately cost them a playoff spot.
Their previous season's encounter was a tightly contested affair. Mumbai Indians seemed to be in control for most of the run chase, but Delhi Capitals managed to stage a comeback by taking timely wickets. Both team captains delivered contrasting performances, but it was Rohit Sharma's inning that proved to be the decisive factor, guiding Mumbai Indians to much deserved victory.

Head-to-head Performance At Home and Away Till IPL 2023: MI vs DC scorecard

At the end of 16 seasons, Delhi and Mumbai have played each other a total of 33 times. Mumbai has a slight upper hand winning 18, while Delhi has won 15 of these games.

Mumbai: [MI vs DC]

  • Home Record: [Played: 11, Wins-8, Loss-3]
  • Away Record: [Played: 22, Wins-10, Loss-12]

Delhi: [DC vs MI]

  • Home Record: [Played: 12, Wins-7, Loss-5]
  • Away Record: [Played: 21, Wins-8, Loss-13]

Retained players in each team:

Mumbai and Delhi both retained all the four players they could.

Players retained by Mumbai Indians:

Here's the full list of players retained by MI:

Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Akash Madhwal, Arjun Tendulkar, Dewald Brevis, Ishan Kishan, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya Singh, N. Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Piyush Chawla, Shams Mulani, Tim David, Vishnu Vinod

Players retained by Delhi Capitals:

Here's the full list of players retained by DC:

Abhishek Porel, Anrich Nortje, Axar Patel, David Warner, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Lalit Yadav, Lungisani Ngidi, Mitchell Marsh, Mukesh Kumar, Pravin Dubey, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Vicky Ostwal, Yash Dhull

Top retained batters and their performance till 2023:

  • David Warner (Delhi)- 6397 runs | Highest score-126 | Fifties-61 | Centuries-4
  • Rohit Sharma (Mumbai)- 6211uns | Highest score-109* | Fifties-41 | Centuries-1
  • Suryakumar Yadav (Mumbai)-3249 runs | Highest score-103* | Fifties-21 | Centuries-1
  • Rishabh Pant (Delhi)-2838 runs | Highest score-128* | Fifties-15 | Centuries-1

Top retained bowlers and their performance till 2023:

  • Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai): 145 wickets | Best Bowling: 5/10| 4-wicket haul: 2 | Economy Rate: 7.39
  • Piyush Chawla (Mumbai): 179 wickets | Best Bowling: 4/17 | 4-wicket haul: 2 | Economy Rate: 7.91
  • Axar Patel (Delhi): 112 wickets | Best Bowling: 4-21 | 4-wicket haul: 1 | Economy Rate: 7.24
  • Anrich Nortje (Delhi): 53 wickets | Best Bowling: 3-33 | 4-wicket haul: 0 | Economy Rate: 8.33
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