Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. Image-Twitter/Delhi Capitals

The Delhi Capitals (DC) players are donning a special jersey in their game against the Mumbai Indians (MI), on Saturday afternoon in Sharjah. There are stripes of different colours spanning across the lower half of the jersey.

The franchise made this call for the players to wear this colourful jersey to celebrate “the diversity of our beautiful country”. The special kit is of a lighter shade than compared to their regular kit. It also sports a rainbow in the torso region.

The Capitals players had also a similar attire last season versus Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2020, which was also held in the UAE. They had won the game then, and would be hoping to do it today as well.

R Ashwin
R Ashwin. Image-Twitter/Delhi Capitals

It is Virat Kohli’s RCB who have been wearing different jerseys in some games for the past few seasons. Until last season, they used to wear a green jersey in order to send a message to the fans for preserving the environment.

This season, for one game, RCB players played in blue colours, resembling the shade of the PPE kit, to show their support and gratitude towards the frontline workers in their fight against Covid-19.

Rishabh Pant wins toss, elects to field

Delhi Capitals’ skipper Rishabh Pant has won the toss and asked Rohit Sharma and Mumbai Indians to bat first on a slow, low Sharjah surface. DC have qualified for the playoffs and are sitting at the second spot in the points table with 16 points. They would, though, want to finish the league stage in the top two places.

Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma
Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma (Credits: Twitter)

Mumbai, who have one a solitary game out of 4 matches in the UAE leg, have acquired 10 points so far in 11 matches, and are tied on points with Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings, but have an inferior net run rate than those two.

Both the teams have made one change each: Delhi Capitals welcome back Prithvi Shaw for Lalit Yadav, and Mumbai replace Rahul Chahar with Jayant Yadav.