Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians IPL 2021, 13th match
- Opener Shikhar Dhawan and pacer Avesh Khan have shown excellent form for Delhi this season.
- Mumbai Indians registered a close win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in a game played at Chennai.
- Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, and Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar have shown excellent form for Mumbai Indians in this year’s competition.
Delhi Capitals will be aiming for consistency with bat and ball in this fixture. Captain Rishabh Pant will be hoping that premier players can raise their game and deliver the goods against Mumbai Indians.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians will be looking to put in a clinical performance after producing back-to-back victories in the tournament. Captain Rohit Sharma will be hoping that the side can bring their A-game to the table in this contest.
Teams' strengths & weaknesses
For Capitals, the side will have put in an improved batting performance in order to upstage Mumbai Indians
In the batting department, the onus will be on the in-form opener Shikhar Dhawan, Captain Rishabh Pant, and Marcus Stoinis to deliver notable scores against Mumbai.
Experienced opener Shikhar Dhawan has continued his excellent form this season and is currently Delhi’s leading run-scorer in the competition. Left-hander has accumulated 94 runs in two innings at a strike rate of 144.62. The team management will be hoping that he can produce something special with the bat.
Besides Dhawan, the likes of Prithvi Shaw, Marcus Stoinis, and Ajinkya Rahane will have to deliver crucial scores to help Delhi post competitive totals on the board.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the pace trio of Kagiso Rabada, Chris Woakes, and Avesh Khan to make early inroads with the new ball.
Mumbai Indians managed to register a hard-fought win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, courtesy of excellent contributions from Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, and Trent Boult. With this result, Mumbai Indians managed to climb to the top spot in the points table.
In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, and Suryakumar Yadav to deliver notable scores in this contest.
In the previous game, Mumbai Indians managed to post a modest score of 150 runs in their 20 overs, courtesy of crucial contributions from Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, and Kieron Pollard.
Openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock got the side off to a good start and put on a 55-run partnership. Rohit Sharma showed excellent form and perished in the sixth over after scoring 32 runs off 25 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes.
For Mumbai Indians, wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock was the standout player with the bat and finished the innings with the top score of 40 runs off 39 balls with the help of five boundaries.
Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan failed to capitalize on their good starts and perished in quick succession.
All-rounder Kieron Pollard produced excellent innings for Mumbai at the back end of the innings. He smashed 35 not out of 22 balls with the help of three sixes.
In the bowling department, the onus will be on the pace duo of Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah to make crucial breakthroughs in this contest.
Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar was the standout bowler on display for Mumbai Indians and finished with figures of 3 for 19 in his four overs. Besides Chahar, Boult also made a strong comeback and claimed three wickets in his second spell for Mumbai Indians.
Due to hot and humid weather, the wicket prepared at M.A Chidambaram Stadium will provide an interesting contest between bat and ball. The batsmen will have to stay at the crease to put in notable scores on this surface.
Players in form
Wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock has been a bankable performer with the bat for Mumbai Indians. Left-hander showed excellent form for Mumbai Indians in the game played against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He will be looking to continue his merry ways with the bat in this fixture.
Given their head-to-head record in the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians have dominated the proceedings with 16 victories. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals have managed to come out on top on twelve occasions.
In their previous five meetings between the two teams, Mumbai Indians managed to come out on top on all five occasions.
Based on the current form, Mumbai Indians will be favorites to win their game against Delhi Capitals. With the likes of Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma showing decent form with the bat and Rahul Chahar delivering another bowling masterclass against Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians will be looking to continue their winning momentum in this fixture.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals will have to bat exceedingly in order to break their losing streak against Mumbai Indians.
Expect Mumbai Indians to overcome Delhi Capitals in this fixture.