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The two finalists of last season will be looking to better each other and gain some important momentum. Both teams possess strong bowling arsenals and solid hitters.
A fine win over Punjab in a big chase in the last match will provide some well-earned momentum for Delhi Capitals. The batting lineup should be the same as in the last game and therefore Smith will bat 3.
The bowling did come under pressure in the Punjab game but with Rabada, Woakes, Ashwin and Avesh in the ranks, and with the spin of Ashwin, Delhi have the bowlers to rattle any opposition. While Axar is recovering from covid and not yet match ready, last season hero, Nortje’s recovery from apparent covid and completion of quarantine is great news for Delhi camp. ait remains to be seen whether Capitals thinktank will go ahead with Meriwala or bring in one of Umesh or Ishant
Shaw, Dhawan , Smith , Pant , Stoinis , Lalit Yadav, Ashwin , Woakes / Nortje , Rabada , Meriwala/ Umesh , Avesh
Mumbai are coming off two big wins very early in the event and looks an imminent threat. Their batting has not performed in unison with Pandya brothers and Ishan Kishen yet to fire but their bowling is looking extremely potent with Boult , Bumrah and Rahul Chahar on fire . Having already played a few games in Chennai , the Mumbai Indians will be a step ahead than Delhi Capitals , who will play their first match at Chennai this season .
Rohit, Decock , Surya , Ishan , Hardik , Pollard , Krunal , Jansen , Bumrah , Boult and Rahul Chahar
Since this is their first match in Chennai , the Delhi Capitals will start this game as underdogs.