IPL 2021, DC vs MI, 13th Match Probable Playing XI
In the 13th match of IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians(MI)) will face Delhi Capitals(DC) in Chennai on Tuesday. Both the teams are coming into this match with a win in their last game.
Delhi Capitals' top-order is in sublime touch this season so far. Shikhar Dhawan has been one of the most improved openers in the Indian circuit. Prithvi Shaw has given two brilliant starts to the team and will be hoping to convert into a big score. Steve Smith, who made his debut in the previous game for DC, will be suitable for the Chennai pitch since he plays spin well.
Lalit Yadav has done well in the two games. He has been comfortable playing his shots and adds good control with the ball as well. If Marcus Stoinis continues to bat as he did against Punjab, DC is expected to have a strong finish.
Kagiso Rabada hasn't been in the best of forms with the ball but will remain crucial for the team's success. Chris Woakes has done well with the new ball and his ability to bat is a bonus for the team.
Lukman Meriwala might have to sit out after playing just one match to make way for Amit Mishra because of the Chennai wicket. R Ashwin will be the key bowler for DC for the next few games.
Mumbai Indians' top-order hasn't been in the best of forms according to their high standards. Quinton de Kock played a slow knock in the previous game and Rohit Sharma hasn't been able to convert his starts. Rohit is due a big knock and this might be the game where he unleashes his full power.
Suryakumar Yadav is ever consistent and will remain the key. Kieron Pollard had a good outing to flex his muscles in the last game, he will be in a good rhythm for this match. Krunal Pandya has benefitted from how the Chennai pitch is behaving and has taken a good advantage from that.
Trent Boult has been brilliant in the death overs along with Jasprit Bumrah. The two have not only choked runs but have also taken wickets at regular intervals. Rahul Chahar is enjoying bowling on the Chennai pitch and is the X-factor for MI here.
Mumbai Indians have dominated Delhi Capitals in the past. MI has been in Chennai for a while now and knows the conditions here much better than DC, who will be playing its first match here this season. The defending champions are looking favorites to win this game against the previous year's runner-ups.
DC Probable XI - Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Lukman Meriwala/ Amit Mishra