Delhi Capitals have been a team with a topsy turvy season so far. Winning the first one quite easily and then loosing a game from almost winning position and then again winning by a good margin. They have also made changes to their playing XI in all the three games. They are coming from Mumbai to Chennai so the change in the nature of the pitch will be something that they would have to adapt quickly and that’s where MI has an upper hand, having played three games here they have the slightly better idea of the playing conditions.But the form of Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw is the stronghold for them because in Chennai the use of power play and the new ball is vital for making runs because it becomes difficult to score in the latter part of the inning with the older ball.
MI have played some good cricket after the loss in the first game. But still there batting needs to fire because they have been struggling to finish the games with the bat and in that prospect the form of Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard will be crucial. Surya Kumar Yadav though has performed well in all these games and if he can prolong his inning a bit then MI have a better chance of finishing well specially on these sort of wickets. The matchup of Boult against Delhi has been a treat as he has ripped through the DC batsmen in almost all the games that they played against each other last year. Boult has taken the wicket of Prithvi Shaw three times and they encounter will present one more opportunity to extend that lead on Shaw.
DC’s probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan,Prithvi Shaw,Steve Smith,Rishabh Pant,Marcus Stoinis,Lalit Yadav,Chris Woakes,Ravi Ashwin,Kagiso Rabada,Amit Mishra,Avesh Khan
MI’s probable XI: Rohit Sharma,Quinton de cock,Surya Kumar Yadav,Ishan Kishan,Hardik Pandya,Kieron Pollard,Krunal Pandya,Rahul Chahar,Jasprit Bumrah,Trent Boult,Adam Milne