The record five-time IPL winners Mumbai Indians, who won the last two IPL trophies, will play their fourth match of the IPL 2021 this Tuesday (20th April) night when they will face Delhi Capitals (DC) at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk, Chennai).
Mumbai Indians started this new IPL season with a two-wicket defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the last-ball thriller. But then they defended the 152 and 150 runs totals against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) respectively as they both those games by 10 runs and 13 runs respectively.
IPL 2021, Match 13: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians (DC vs MI) – MI Predicted Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C)
In the touch Chennai pitches, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma scored 19, 43 and 32 runs respectively in the IPL 2021. His starts have proved very crucial for the defending champions as his last two innings helped to set up a good base for the team.
Quinton de Kock (wk)
South African cricketer Quinton de Kock played the last two matches for Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2021. Though the left-handed batsman started his new IPL season with just two runs, the opener then scored 40 runs in his next match. De Kock’s form will be crucial for the most successful IPL teams.
Australian cricketer Chris Lynn played the first match of the IPL 2021 but missed out on the next two games after Quinton de Kock became available for selection. Though Lynn struggled in that season opener, he scored the crucial 49 runs in that game. While the slow bowlers are also playing effective roles in Chennai, Lynn can also be selected for the upcoming match for his part-time slow left-arm bowling.
After the first three matches of the IPL 2021, Suryakumar Yadav is their only batsman who has scored a half-century. While he is currently the leading run-scorer for Mumbai Indians (97 runs in 3 matches), he scored 56 runs in the second match and 31 and 10 runs in the first and third games respectively. He is currently in very good form with the bat.
The Maximum Sixes Award winner in the IPL 2021, Ishan Kishan has scored 41 runs after playing three matches of this season, where his highest score was 28 runs. Like many other Mumbai Indians’ middle-order batsmen, Ishan also struggled to score runs at Chennai.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya has contributed as a batsman and fielder in this IPL 2021 as he hasn’t bowled yet due to injury concern. After batting in all their three innings of the early period of this season, Hardik scored 35 runs, including his highest score of 15 runs.
All-rounder Krunal Pandya has scored only 25 runs in three matches of the IPL 2021 but has played a very crucial role with the ball in hand, especially in their second match against KKR, where he had bowling figures of 4-0-13-1. The left-arm spinner has picked up three wickets in this season.
Caribbean all-rounder Kieron Pollard played a very important knock during their last match of this new IPL season where Pollard scored 35 not out off 22 balls that helped his team to manage the winning first innings total as he also won the Player of the Match award. Pollard is currently in good form and majorly playing effective roles for his team.
Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar started this IPL 2021 in a very expensive way but he played major roles in Mumbai Indians’ wins in the next two games. Chahar has picked up seven wickets in this IPL season as his bowling figures in this season are 0/43, 4/27 and 3/19.
The right-arm pacer Jasprit Bumrah has taken three wickets in this early moment of the IPL 2021. Bumrah is surely a very crucial name for this Mumbai Indians team as he is outstanding in the death overs. After their first three matches of this season, Bumrah is on top in the list of best economy rate in their complete bowling line-up.
New Zealand left-arm pacer Trent Boult has already taken six wickets in the IPL 2021. His best bowling figures in this tournament came in their last game against SRH where he had bowling figures of 3.4-0-28-3. Boult is currently in good form which he is proving in this tournament.