Delhi Capitals will face off against Mumbai Indians in the 13th match of the Indian Premier League. The two finalists of last season will face each other in a top-draw match. They are two of the most well-balanced sides in the IPL. Cricket betting in India will be in full flow for this fixture.
It will be Shikhar Dhawan versus Mumbai’s impressive bowling at Chennai pitch. The opener can just dominate games with the cricket bat. He played a perfect T20 innings against the Kings XI Punjab as the team managed to chase 196 with six balls to spare. However, this is a pitch that the Mumbai bowlers have simply bossed in the last two games. The likes of Dhawan, Shaw, Pant and Smith will have to adapt to the condition, play their games, and put up a show – everything against arguably the most balanced side in the league.
Delhi’s bowling looks pretty settled too. Avesh Khan has taken responsibility, Ashwin is bowling well, and Rabada when in tune can knock the best in the league. Woakes may have to negotiate some cutters for the full-on swing bowling.
Delhi Capitals squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (captain and wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddarth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings
Trent Boult, Adam Milne, and Jasprit Bumrah makes a dangerous-looking pace trio and with Rahul Chahar getting assistance on the wicket and Krunal’s economical spells, Mumbai has a dashing bowling unit. Kieron Pollard – like the last match – can deliver an over or two. However, Mumbai’s main issues are with the batting. No one except for Kieron Pollard seemed to have understood the nature of the pitch last game. Chennai needs a batsman to spend time – a lot of it – before even attempting a 15-run over. Given the strength and reputation they hold, the Mumbai Indians batsmen must not be ruled out as a weakness immediately.
Mumbai Indians squad: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen and Arjun Tendulkar
Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians have faced each other 28 times in the IPL. Delhi have won 12 matches while Mumbai have won on 16 occasions.
It is Delhi’s chance to avenge the IPL 2020 finals. Their squad looks settled and Tuesday could be an ideal occasion to earn some respect by defeating the defending champions. However, considering the fact that Delhi will be playing their first game in Chepauk and the way Mumbai has adapted to this pitch, Rohit Sharma and the company must win this game.
Date and Time:
April 20, 2021 (Tuesday), 7:30 PM IST
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai