DC vs MI IPL 2021: It is time for a big blockbuster encounter in this 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) are all set to lock horns with last year’s runners-up Delhi Capitals (DC) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 20. This will be Delhi Capitals’ first game in Chennai in IPL 2021 after having won 2 games and lost 1 match in Mumbai. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians have also registered 2 brilliant wins in their previous outings. However, there will be many exciting players in action in this cracking DC vs MI encounter.
1. Shikhar Dhawan
Delhi Capitals senior opener Shikhar Dhawan has once again looked in a tremendous form in yet another season of the IPL this year. Dhawan played a match-winning knock of 92 runs off just 49 balls that included 13 fours and 2 sixes while chasing a big total of 196 runs in the previous match against Punjab Kings. The southpaw opener also smashed 85 runs off 54 balls against CSK in the first match. He is currently the leading run-getter in this tournament with 186 runs in 3 games at an average of 62. Most importantly, Dhawan is batting with complete freedom and without taking much of risk; he looks quite determined to seal a place in the India’s playing XI for the ICC T20 World Cup.
Shikhar Dhawan in IPL 2021
2. Suryakumar Yadav
Although, Mumbai Indians’ swashbuckling batsman Suryakumar Yadav got out early in the last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad but he has looked in a fabulous touch off late. Suryakumar smashed a remarkable knock of 56 runs off 36 balls that consisted of 7 fours and 2 sixes against Kolkata Knight Riders. He has notched up more than 400 runs in 3 consecutive seasons for the Mumbai Indians. Also, after his wonderful maiden T20I fifty against England, he has been in a sensational form.
Suryakumar Yadav in IPL 2021
3. Rishabh Pant
Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant surely has to work upon his decisions while doing the bowling changes but he cannot do anything wrong with the bat in this staggering from he is since his heroics in Australia. Pant notched up a brilliant half-century against Rajasthan Royals. The left-handed wicket-keeper batsman also scored a fine fifty against Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2020 final. He will be a key player to watch out for in this match for the Delhi Capitals both with the bat and behind the stumps.
Rishabh Pant in last 5 IPL matches
4. Trent Boult
Kiwi pacer Trent Boult has been a sensational performer with the ball for the Mumbai Indians since the last edition of the IPL. Boult has been absolutely phenomenal at the death in the last two games picking a total of 5 wickets together against Kolkata and Hyderabad. In 3 matches this season, the left-arm pacer has scalped 6 wickets at an economy of 7.80. Trent Boult also had stunning numbers against Delhi Capitals in the previous season picking 9 wickets in 4 matches at an average of 10.7.
Trent Boult in last 5 IPL matches
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5. Rahul Chahar
Right-arm leg spinner Rahul Chahar has delivered two excellent match-winning performances with the ball for the Mumbai Indians. Chahar picked up 3 vital wickets and gave away just 19 runs in the last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He also took match-winning figures of 4 for 27 against Kolkata where he also won the Man of the Match award. Rahul Chahar has enjoyed a lot bowling on this helpful Chennai wicket and he will once again be threatening in this match against Delhi Capitals.
Rahul Chahar in IPL 2021
The Delhi Capitals have completed their Mumbai-leg of games in this edition of the IPL after having won 2 games against Chennai and Punjab Kings and lost the match against Rajasthan Royals. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians have defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders in their last two outings and suffered a close loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the season opener.
IPL Live Score
The 13th match of the IPL 2021 season between Delhi Capitals and the Mumbai Indians will take place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 20. The first ball of the match will be bowled at 7:30 PM IST. The mouth-watering DC vs MI clash will be streaming live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar app.
DC Player List
Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, 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, Shams Mulani, Aniruddha Joshi.
MI Player List
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, Arjun Tendulkar.
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