Doubleheader action in the VIVO IPL 2021 today MI vs RR and DC vs KKR
The Chennai Super Kings bulldozed their way back to the top of the table in an exciting match yesterday. The action continues today as the IPL sees a midweek doubleheader. The first clash will see the defending champions, the Mumbai Indians take on the Rajasthan Royals at 3:30 PM IST in the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi while the second match at Ahmedabad will be contested between the Delhi Capitals and the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Narendra Modi Stadium at 7:30 PM IST.
First clash: MI vs RR
Both the teams are coming off contrasting results. The defending champions are on a 2-match losing streak, while the pink army had thumped KKR in the previous outing.
For MI, the skipper Rohit Sharma had blasted off 63 runs off 52 balls in the previous match and will look to have a good outing with the bat. The squad might bank on the likes of Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, and the second leading run-scorer, Surya Kumar Yadav to return to their power-hitting form and post massive figures in the match today. Their bowling unit is one of their main strengths with gems like Rahul Chahar, who has picked up 9 wickets so far, and Trent Boult who has 6 scalps.
For Rajasthan Royals, the young captain Sanju Samson has been impressive and is the leading run-getter with 187 runs to his name. David Miller’s brilliant 62 runs off 43 balls had won them their first match this season. Chris Morris, who has settled into the role of an all-rounder effectively, is leaving a mark every time he plays. He has picked up 9 wickets and scored 48 runs so far. The two seamers Chetan Sakariya and Jaydev Unadkat have been contributing more consistently in the season.
Second Clash: DC vs KKR
DC has been having a good season after winning most of the games while KKR finally tasted success after facing 4 losses in a row.
The Delhi Capitals’ last outing was an extremely heart-breaking one but had a lot of positives. Two of their big-hitters, Shikhar Dhawan and Steve Smith had been departed in the power play but will surely make up for it today. Both Shimron Hetmyer and Rishabh Pant had put up a spectacular show that speaks volumes about their strength. With stars like Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, and Axar Patel on the squad, RR poses a great threat to KKR.
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, the skipper Eoin Morgan’s return to form had been impressive. His unbeaten 47 had led the team to a victory. Rahul Tripathi continues to contribute more in each game and the team can count on him to perform well. What took the cake in the previous match was the blend of Prasidh Krishna, Sunil Narine, and Pat Cummins. Their bowling attack had been lethal and will look to crush the DC batsmen again today.
An exciting day awaits..
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