The Delhi Capitals are a franchise cricket team based out of Delhi in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Founded in 2008 as the Delhi Daredevils, the franchise is jointly owned by the GMR Group and the JSW Group. The team’s home ground is Arun Jaitley Stadium, located in New Delhi. The Capitals appeared in their first IPL final in 2020.
The IPL is a cricket league organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and backed by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The inaugural tournament was held in April–June 2008, in which BCCI finalised a list of eight teams who participated in the tournament. The teams represented eight different cities in India, including Delhi. The teams were put up for auction in Mumbai on 20 February 2008, and the Delhi team was bought by the property development company GMR Group for US$84 million.
In March 2018, GMR sold a 50% stake in the Delhi Daredevils to JSW Sports for ₹550 crore (US$77 million).
In December 2018, the team changed its name from the Delhi Daredevils to the Delhi Capitals. Speaking to the rationale behind changing the team’s name, co-owner and chairman Parth Jindal said, “Delhi is the power centre of the country, it is the capital, therefore the name Delhi Capitals. Co-owner Kiran Kumar Grandhi said, “The new name symbolizes Delhi’s identity and just like the city, we are aiming to be the centre of all action going forward.
The Mumbai Indians are a franchise cricket team based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, that competes in the Indian Premier League. Founded in 2008, the team is owned by India’s biggest conglomerate, Reliance Industries, through its 100% subsidiary IndiaWin Sports. Since its establishment, the team has played its home matches in the 33,108-capacity Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
In 2017, the Mumbai Indians became the first franchise to cross the $100 million mark in brand value among the IPL franchises. The brand value of Mumbai Indians, in 2019, is estimated to be around ₹809 crore (roughly $115 million), the highest among all the IPL franchises for the fourth consecutive year.
MI vs DC Head to Head Records in IPL history
Total number of matches played: 29
Matches won by MI: 16
Matches won by DC: 13
Matches played in India: 22 (MI 12, DC 10)
Matches played outside India: 7 (MI 4, DC 3)
MI average score against DC: 163
DC average score against MI: 147
Most runs for MI: 677 (Rohit Sharma)
Most runs for DC: 326 (Shreyas Iyer)
Most wickets for MI: 19 (Jasprit Bumrah)
Most wickets for DC: 19 (Amit Mishra)
Most catches for MI: 8 (Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma)
Most catches for DC: 9 (Rishabh Pant)
While MI have won four out of their last five matches against DC, it was the latter who had emerged as the victorious side when these two teams had faced each other the last in Chennai earlier this year. Followed by veteran spinner Amit Mishra’s match-winning bowling figures of 4-0-24-4, Capitals batters had sealed a 138-run chase in the last over without much discomfort.