Date: 20th April 2021
Time: 7:30 pm (IST)
Venue: Chepauk Stadium, Chennai
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The match no. 13 in the Indian T20 League will see the repeat of last year's final as Mumbai Indians lock horns with Delhi Capitals on Tuesday. Both the franchises have had impressive starts to this season, with 2 wins in 3 matches to their name. While Rohit Sharma's side will have slight edge since they have got familiarized with the conditions in Chennai, Rishabh Pant's team will have to adjust and adapt as quickly as possible. With two of the most balanced sides going up against each other, it is certainly going to be a high-voltage contest.
The rejuvenated Delhi side, under a new leader, have been playing well but have still not found their best playing XI. Considering they will be playing their first match in Chennai, a few changes can be expected. While Amit Mishra can replace Lukman Meriwala, there is also a possibility of Chris Woakes making way for Anrich Nortje. As of now, Steve Smith is likely to retain his place in the side.
The defending champions have a well-settled side and are looking quite balanced in all departments. However, Adam Milne did not have a great MI debut and might make way for Nathan Coulter-Nile, Marco Jansen or even someone like Jayant Yadav considering Delhi have two key left-handed batsmen in the form of Dhawan and Pant.
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan have formed a solid opening partnership and have looked in top form. While Rishabh Pant is also someone who needs to be in your fantasy side, he could also be a good pick for captain/vice-captain. Talking about bowling, Ravichandran Ashwin has not had a great start to the tournament but is going to be lethal on the Chepauk track and must be included in your fantasy side. Lastly, Kagiso Rabada is going to bowl death overs and is expected to be among wicket-takers, giving you some valuable points.
From the Mumbai squad, Suryakumar Yadav has looked in great touch in this season so far and should be a certainty in your fantasy side. While skipper Rohit Sharma has struggled a bit, a big knock from Hitman might just be on the cards. While Trent Boult has continued his last season's form and taking wickets on a regular basis, Rahul Chahar has been the best spinner in the tournament so far and is someone who can be a great choice for captain/vice-captain in your fantasy side.
Probable Playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (c/wk), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Chris Woakes/Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne/ Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant, Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya
All-rounders: Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers: Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult
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