Indian Super League 2021 Match 13
Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians – April 20th
A repetition of the IPL 2020 final is upon us as the Delhi Capitals begin their next leg at of IPL 2021 campaign in Chennai. In the absenteeism of normal skipper Shreyas Iyer, DC has blown hot and cold this edition.
Nevertheless, their batting roster has performed well in both their victories, with Shikhar Dhawan exceeding the batting charts with 186 runs. Skipper Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw’s form also improves price to the Capitals, who will want their bowling line-up to come up with the goods against a leading Mumbai Indians team. Much will vary on Kagiso Rabada, who hasn’t really ticked in IPL 2021, but with the likes of Avesh Khan and Chris Woakes also influencing, Delhi should fancy a victory on Tuesday.
Possible playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravi Ashwin, Rishabh Pant (c&wk), Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, Kagiso Rabada, Steve Smith, Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan and Amit Mishra.
Their rivals, the Mumbai Indians, have been one of the most in-form sides in the race so far. Although they failed their opening IPL 2021 game, MI have hit back hard with two victories on the trot. Mumbai Indians’ bowling line-up has been remarkable leading the way, despite their batting roster blowing hot and cold.
They will need Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock to get back to their free-flowing characters, although it might be a difficult task against a capable Delhi bowling attack. With the likes of Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah running revolt for the Mumbai Indians, they are the clear favourites going into the game.
Possible playing XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Jayant Yadav/Adam Milne, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The 13th Game of the ongoing IPL 2021 will witness the Delhi Capitals play against the Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on 20th April.
While Chepauk has witnessed its reasonable share of low-scoring actioners in IPL 2021, an even fight between bat and ball expects on Tuesday. As seen in the recent match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore, the ball is sliding neatly onto the bat, with some runs up for steals in the middle overs.
Wickets in hand will be crucial, with the wicket expected to slow down as the match proceeds. Both sides will preferably look to bat first upon winning the toss. Although 155-165 should be a decent score at the venue, both sides are adept at breaching the 170-run mark with ease.
They are the defending champions and the pre-tournament choices so it’s no wonder to see Mumbai Indians heading the match result odds. Mumbai is at the pre-match odds of 1.71 while Delhi Capitals will be an irresistible pick for a lot at the odds of 2.10.
We’ve witnessed that Delhi like to chase while Mumbai’s victories have come in defending low scores. Trends are, nevertheless, meant to be shattered and on Tuesday we are considering for Mumbai to be far more efficient with the bat. Chennai presents a tricky surface but it’s not likely to restrain the likes of Quinton De Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard for too long.
The Capitals are a temptation but if Mumbai plays to their maximum capacity then they’ll be ridiculous to play with and we are placing our confidence in the favourites.