Delhi Capitals (DC) will face the defending champions Mumbai Indians(MI) in Chennai in the Indian Premier League 2021. DC have a good time in Mumbai now they’ll start their Chennai part. MI have won their last two matches and have good momentum.
DC also had won their last game. They will play two matches in Chennai and will look to go up in points table.
The outstanding form of Chris Woakes is the cause Nortje is still benched. But Chennai is different from Wankhede. Here team may look to come up with genuine bowlers.
We may see Amit Mishra, the experienced leg spinner in place of Meriwala. Amit has a good dismissal record against Rohit too. Amit and Ashwin can be good duo on this pitch. Steve Smith has just got one match and he may continue in for DC.
MI coach Jayawardane had mentioned a shoulder niggle of Hardik Pandya. But that may not much serious. MI will be looking to continue with the same batting lineup.
Pollard had shown his class in the last match. But the form of Ishaan Kisan is still at the bottom. They may bring Coulter Nile in place of Milne.
DC vs MI: Match Details
Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium
Time April 20, 7:30 pm IST
DC vs MI: What to expect
The pitch at Chennai is turning to be slow. There is not much turn seen yet. But Batting is really tactical. The dew factor is also important. The toss will be important. Winning the toss teams will like to bat first.
Probable XI of DC
Dhawan and Shaw are one of the best opening pairs in this edition of IPL. Steve Smith will be at no. 3. Skipper Pant will be there at 4. Stoinis, Lalit will be the all-rounders.
Amit and Ashwin will be the spinners. Rabada, Avesh, and Woakes will be the fast bowlers.
DC team against MI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Amit Mishra.
Probable XI of MI
MI may not change their combination. But they may include an extra spinner. Piyush can replace Milne. So Quinton de Kock and Rohit will open. Suryakumar Yadav, Ishaan Kishan, Pollard will bat in the middle.
Hardik may be fit and ready to play. Krunal, Rahul Chahar will be the regular spinners. We may see Piyush this time. Bumrah and Boult will be the pacers.
MI team against DC: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Adam Milne/Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.