Read this article for IPL match 34 - DC vs MI game analysis, DC vs MI Dream 11 team prediction, match summary, probable XI and more.

It will be a battle of equals when Delhi Capitals host Mumbai Indians at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium today. Both teams are coming into the game having registered convincing and consistent wins in their previous encounters and are also seated at 10 points each on the table.

While Delhi Capitals have been on a roll in recent times and won their last three games, Mumbai have been rather inconsistent. In their last three games, MI won against Kings XI Punjab, lost to Rajasthan Royals and won again in their last game against RCB.

DC vs MI: Focus on Kotla pitch as in-form DC play MI

It will be a different ball game as both teams will need to adapt well to the low and slow wicket at the Kotla. While Mumbai batsmen are used to playing on wickets where the ball comes on well to the bat, Delhi also boasts of primarily stroke makers like Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant. Adaptation will be the key for sure.

Delhi are otherwise starting to look like a team which is excelling at the right time and it would not come as a surprise if the three wins on the trot gives them the confidence to get the better of a Mumbai side which is also looking equally dangerous.

While they have quality bowlers in Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga and spinner Krunal Pandya, the batting has also looked good with skipper Rohit Sharma showing sparks of his talent, Quinton de Kock rising to the challenges at the top and Hardik Pandya looking to finish well as he gears up for the role of finisher for India in the showpiece event.

It will also be interesting to see the kind of wicket the curator is able to produce after the DC management made its position clear after losing to SRH in their last home game. It has been a while and the curator definitely had time to rework on the square. But clearly, speeding up the wicket will not be on the cards.

DC vs MI: Dream 11 Top 6 Picks

From the home team, Delhi Capitals, choose one their bowlers- Axar Patel who has shown consistent performance and is a great expert at the game. His game sense allows him to manipulate any situation in his favour. Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan on the other hand are great run scorers who are adept at batting, can offer a great performance to their teams and give an exciting twist to the match.

As for the contenders from outside, the Mumbai Indians, Pollard and Joseph are in fine touch. After the win against KXIP, Mumbai will carry the belief to win games from any situation, thanks to Pollard, who has single-handedly won matches for them. You can’t afford to not pick Pollard and Alzarri Joseph in your team today. Apart from them, Rohit Sharma is a player who is at the top of his form, despite the recent injury.

DC vs MI: Match Prediction

DC vs MI: Squads

Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma, Colin Munro, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan, Amit Mishra, Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Harshal Patel, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Sherfane Rutherford, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasikh Salam, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, Evin Lewis, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Chahar, Mayank Markande, Barinder Sran, Jayant Yadav, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Pankaj Jaiswal

DC vs MI: Probable XI

Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah

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Starting from ritzy bars where you can let your hair down to unique restaurants which are perfect for your 'gram, Lucknow has it all.

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The Beer Cafe Biggie

An absolute favourite of beerholics in Lucknow, The Beer Cafe Biggie has recently become one of the highlights in Hazratganj. They're the ONLY The Beer Cafe franchise in Uttar Pradesh, equipped with a Python Beer Dispenser with 12 taps and their bar menu has more than 150 alcohol beverage brands listed on it. Along with all this, we'd absolutely recommend their woodfired pizzas, which are as good as it gets!

Location: 2nd Floor, Rohit House, Shahnajaf Road, Opposite Sahara Mall, Hazratganj, Lucknow

The Scotch Bros.

A new addition to the legion of booze shops in Lucknow, The Scotch Bros is an absolute kick-ass alcohol store which is offering us a selection of luxury liquor choices with a range of unique whiskey, scotch, tequila and wine brands. The store also has various gifting options, inclusive of exotic alcohols and unique packaging, so if you have to pick a gift for a house-party, head here! It is also a safe space for women, looking to shop for their favourite daaru and it is one of the major reasons why we love this establishment.

On bulk shopping of Rs. 5000, avail assured branded giveaways at The Scotch Bros and more exciting offers.

Location: One Awadh Centre, Cinepolis Mall, Vibhuti Khand Gomti Nagar Lucknow

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Location: Shop 1/120, Deva Palace, Patrakarpuram, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

Lord of the Drinks

One of our most preferred weekend hangout spots, LOTD offers a glam-chic ambience and it attracts the best gentry in town. So if you're a true-blue tippler who enjoys a variety of cocktails and good music along with it, then this is the place for ya'. We love absolutely their bar menu and the food options, don't disappoint either!

Location: B 204-208, Second Floor, Rohtas Summit, 3/3 Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

All 'Bout Desserts

All 'Bout Desserts is a cakery and cafe, which has us the hearts of the dessertarians in town! If you're looking to bag a few yummy goodies for home or just wanna have a low-key snack sesh, ABD will heed to your needs in delicious ways. Their menu has a fine balance of sweet and savoury, so whatever you maybe craving, you'll find it here. ABD also specializes in customized cakes so be it a generic birthday cake or an artisanal one, you can definitely bank on them.

Location: B Block, Church Road, Near BATA Bhootnath, Indira Nagar, Lucknow

Bigg Daddy

This swanky restobar has our hearts and we look forward to every reason of being here. The all-inclusive F&B menu, outdoor seating arrangements and the overall vibe of this place, simply pulls us in and we're not the ones to resist. When here, do try out their epic LIIT and pick any from the cocktail options and we're sure, you'll be going home with a belly full of good booze and a smile on your face!

Pomona Orchard

Lucknow's first-ever fruit bar and boutique, Pomona Orchard is seated in Gomti Nagar, wrapped in plush interiors, soft lights along with a comfy ambience. Pomona also doubles up as an organic health kitchen and a fusion eatery, with an expansive menu which caters to your health and your palate too! When here, you've gotta try out their vegan Bolognese Spaghetti, Fruit and Exotic Cheese Board, Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Spinach Pizza and of course, the chef-special Raw Fruit Brownie.

Location: 3/16, Upper Ground Floor, Vinay Khand B, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

Knock Knock

So if you're in town, do make sure to check out these 7 places and you'll not spend a single day/evening, being bored or feeling bleh. But do make sure to be armed with your mask and sanitizer before you head out!

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