DC v MI: Kieron Pollard performed a match-winning knock vs SRH on a troublesome Chennai monitor.© BCCI/IPL
In a repeat of final 12 months’s last, defending champions Mumbai Indians tackle Delhi Capitals on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday. Each groups have performed three matches in IPL 2021, dropping a sport every. Delhi Capitals are third on the IPL Factors Desk, a spot forward of MI because of a touch higher run-rate. Nonetheless, Mumbai go into the fixture with an enormous benefit. Rohit Sharma’s crew has performed all three of its matches to date in Chennai and shall be accomplished accustomed to the circumstances by now. However, Delhi Capitals, will play in Chennai for the primary time this season, having performed their three earlier matches in Mumbai.
Listed here are among the gamers that would make the distinction for Mumbai Indians:
QUINTON DE KOCK
The South African star was not at his fluent finest in MI’s earlier match towards SunRisers Hyderabad on Saturday. He scored 40 off 39 balls, together with 5 fours. Nonetheless, spending essential time within the center on the sluggish Chennai pitch will put him in good stead going into match towards DC.
Additionally, it’s a bit simpler to attain towards the brand new ball in Chennai, and De Kock may money in huge time, earlier than the going will get troublesome.
The West Indian lastly confirmed his hitting prowess towards SRH and proved to be the distinction maker for his crew. Pollard smashed an unbeaten 35 off 22 balls at a strike charge of 159.09.
His knock helped Mumbai attain 150 for 5, which proved to be the profitable rating. MI shall be hoping for extra of the identical from the skilled West Indian, particularly with the likes of Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya going by means of a lean patch.
The younger leg-spinner has been the standout with the ball for Mumbai to date. The sluggish nature of the MA Chidambaram pitch has performed into palms and he has thrived in these circumstances. Within the earlier sport towards SRH, Rahul Chahar took three wickets, making a gift of simply 19 runs off his 4 overs.
He’s the second within the race for the Purple Cap behind Harshal Patel. The leg-spinner has taken seven wickets in three video games.